Files uploaded to Revelator may be delivered directly to any supported service. Revelator handles the entire delivery process, so releases can be streamed and downloaded as intended. If a release is already available on at least one service, it may also be delivered to other services separately. Releases may be delivered to, or excluded from any selection of regions. For currently unavailable releases, a specific start date may be chosen to coordinate simultaneous availability across services. 

To deliver assets to DSPs, navigate to the Distribution section from the main menu. The first tab presented is an overview of assets that have been distributed and includes the following widgets:

  • Search: Enter a release's title or UPC to find it and view its full distribution details.
  • Recent releases: A highlight of the most recent albums delivered to DSPs. Click View all to see a list of all live releases currently available publicly. 
  • Releases by type: A chart describing the percentage of albums, singles and EPs currently delivered to DSPs.
  • Releases by status: A chart describing the percentage of releases currently live, in delivery, or with errors in delivery from your catalog. The percentages are calculated from the total of all DSPs selected for each release.
  • Your to do's: A highlight of your releases that are either in progress or have errors in delivery.
  • Insights (by UPC): A highlight tallying the current status of all releases.

Additionally the following actions are available in the overview tab:

  • Create new release: This will navigate to the Create new release page within Assets.
  • Distribute an existing release: This allows you to deliver a release that has already been uploaded to Revelator.
  • Export Catalog: Download a spreadsheet of all current assets in the distribution chain.


Queue:
This tab contains all releases that have been marked for distribution but have not yet been fully distributed to all selected DSPs. Releases are separated into three categories:

  • In delivery: Releases listed here have been marked for delivery but have not been confirmed as delivered to at least one store or service.
  • Errors: Releases listed here have failed to be delivered to at least one requested store or service.
  • Takedowns: Releases listed here have been taken down from some or all services either manually, or remotely by the service.

Click on any release in the queue to expand details about its delivery status issues. Hover the cursor over any release and an Actions dropdown menu will appear. Click the menu to select from the following two options: 

  • Resend release: Update the metadata on selected DSPs that currently have issues with the release.
  • Request takedown: Remove the release from the queue to stop its delivery to 

A pop up window with a list of available services that can be modified will appear. Select the desired services that require changes and then click Update to save the selection.


Live:
This tab contains a list of all assets that have been delivered to and are currently available on at least one DSP.

Click on any release to expand details about its delivery status issues. Hover the cursor over any release and an Actions dropdown menu will appear. Click the menu to select from the following options: 

  • Deliver to more: Send the release to select DSPs where the release is not yet available.
  • Resend release: Update the metadata on selected DSPs that currently have issues with the release.
  • Request takedown: Remove the release from the queue to stop its delivery to 
  • View metadata: View an overview of the release as it appears in Assets.

When viewing any category in the Queue or Live sections, the following options are available above the asset list:

  • Options: Request a takedown or send metadata updates for select releases.
  • Filters: Limit the asset list by date added, label or owner.
  • Search: Find any asset by searching for any relevant text string or UPC.
  • Actions: Select either distribute an existing release, or create new release to be taken to the relevant section in Revelator and continue.

Stores & services:
Click on the name of any sales service to view a Store Details page containing all available published titles on the service, when they were added, and the total sales value generated on that service. If you click on the title of a release, you will be taken to the Distribution tab for that asset.

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