How can I include pre-order availability using Baseware Remote?

Julie (Beatport) -

At this time Baseware Remote will not be updated to include pre-order date fields.  The application can still be used to package content and pre-order dates can be added manually by our content support team (send request post-delivery to contentsupport@beatport.com) or by following the steps below prior to delivery to Beatport.

In order to include a Beatport pre-order start date not currently present in the Baseware Remote application please do the following:

1.  Select an Original Release Date for each track included in your release using Baseware Remote's current Original Release Date field.  This is the date on which a customer may physically receive a track/release (download the audio files).

2.  Finish compiling your release using Baseware Remote and 'Create Package' as usual.  This will create a folder which includes audio file(s), artwork, and an XML file containing release/track metadata.

3.  Open the .xml file containing the release/track metadata using an XML editor such as XMLSpear or EditiX Lite.  A text editor will work as well but will not display errors if XML is not well-formed upon editing.

4.  Add the line <preOrderStartDate>YYYY-MM-DD</preOrderStartDate> immediately before each </track> tag.  Use this line to add a pre-order start date for each track in a release, using the date format YYYY-MM-DD.  

In the following example, the release will be available for download as of 2017-01-15 (original release date), but will be available for pre-order (purchase only, download won't be available to the customer until the original release date) as of 2017-01-01.

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5.  Save changes.

6.  Deliver via usual delivery method.

 

Please direct any questions to submissions@beatport.com.

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