Whether you’re downloading a single track or a massive file delivery, SourceAudio has a variety of tools available to get your files downloaded.

To download a single track, view it in any list view and click the download icon next to the play button to download. You can also click the track’s title to head to its detailed view and click the file type in the lower right to download that file.

To download an album head to [your url].com/#!albums, click the album’s title, and click Download All in the top right.

To download a larger body of tracks there are two primary resources available, explained directly below - the file transfer tool or downloading as a playlist.

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File Transfer

Any email may receive a file transfer, even if they aren’t a user on your site at all. Utilizing the file delivery tool provides total control over exactly what is downloaded or delivered. Your first 100GB of file transfer is completely free. Additional file transfer space can be purchased by the TB for $250/TB.

To get started go to your Admin Panel → File Delivery. If it’s your first time using the tool, you’ll immediately be prompted to create a new recipient. Once you’ve created a recipient, the File Delivery section will display your created recipients who you can send to by clicking their name on their listing. You’ll also see the option to create a new recipient.

When creating a new recipient, you’ll start by entering the basic information of the recipient including the email address that the delivery should be sent to– so if your goal is to download the files yourself, list your own email here. You can always go back and adjust this information on any of your recipients by clicking the pen/paper icon on their listing. You can even use the Preset drop-down seen at the top of the page to automatically format the delivery to any of the presets we’ve created for delivery to other popular programs. Once that page is all set, click to Save And Configure Delivery in the bottom right.

On this next page, select whether your delivery should include metadata by selecting either “CSV” or “None” from the Format setting under Metadata Delivery. If you’ve selected “CSV” to include metadata, you can use the Location setting to set whether your metadata should all be delivered as one big spreadsheet or broken up into multiple spreadsheets that appear alongside their respective tracks per your Filenames/Folder Structure settings below. Use the Metadata Filename field to adjust what the metadata CSV file(s) should be named. Note also the Embedding drop down where you can select the exact Metadata Embedding Profile that you’d like to embed the delivered files with.

Under the File Structure header is where you can adjust which filetypes are included in the delivery, how the files can be organized into folders, how folders can be organized within other folders, and how all these files and folders should be named. Click Edit Filename Template to expand these tools.

Here’s an example scenario to explain how these tools work:

Let’s say you’d like for the tracks to be separated into folders by catalog, then within the catalog folder, separated into folders by composer with each of those folders named as the composer’s name followed by the publishing information, and then within those folders you’d like the songs to exist with their filenames named as their on-site filenames, but with the word WATERMARKED appended to the end of all the file names. To accomplish this your Steps would look like the following: Start with Catalog Name, After that put: Folder Separator, After that put: Composer Name, After that put: Publishing, After that put: Folder Separator, After that put: Filename, After that put: Text - WATERMARKED, After that put: Extension.

Please note, the value used to separate the folders will always be the first piece of data in the folder’s name.

The Album Art Filenames tool works the same way as the Filenames/Folder Structure tool, if the album art box is ticked to include album art.

Once that’s all set, click in the bottom right to Save and Continue to the next page where you can completely customize the data on the CSV (if you’ve opted to include CSV’s in your delivery). When you’re finished adjusting these settings, scroll to the bottom, and click to save.

Once your recipient has been created as you’d like, click the recipient’s name to begin the process of creating a delivery, select the Browse All bubble under Select Files to Send and check off exactly what material you’d like to send. Click Save And Continue and you can review your delivery and select at the bottom of the page whether you’d like it sent as an email from SourceAudio or if you’d simply like to receive a download link to send out yourself.

Playlist Downloading

Downloading with playlists is a cost-free alternative to the file transfer tool, it just doesn’t offer the additional tools and customizations that file transfer does, it’s just for downloading the audio files themselves. Create a playlist in the lower left, and add any tracks or albums to it that you’d like to download. Once the playlist is finished the Download All button in the top right (providing you have the appropriate permissions to download. If you’re sending the playlist to someone else, when viewing the playlist, in the top right, click More Options → Email, and select your desired permissions in the pop-up.

For additional info, see Playlists or Sending

Downloading Permission

Admin users can download all tracks. To read more about controlling download permissions for your users, see Managing Users and Site Accessibility.

Downloaded File Metadata

To enable the embedding of your SourceAudio metadata into files downloaded from your track listings, go to your Admin Panel → Manage Metadata → Downloading → Metadata Injection, and make sure that the boxes are checked off for every catalog you’d like to download embedded with the data as it exists currently on your site. If a box is left unchecked, the file will be downloaded exactly as it was originally uploaded.

For any catalog that has Metadata Injection enabled, you can further customize how metadata is embedded on a per users basis in your Admin Panel → Manage Metadata → Downloading → Metadata Embedding Profiles. Using this tool, you can customize exactly which site fields embed into the ID3 standard metadata fields files are downloaded with.

In the Metadata Embedding Profiles section, click the Create button on the right to create a new embedding profile, or click the double paper icon to make a copy of any currently existing one. Click the pen/paper icon to edit any new Metadata Embedding Profile and select the site fields to embed into each ID3 field from the corresponding drop-downs. When you’re done, save your changes in the bottom right. Finally, assign these Metadata Embedding Profiles to your users using the Music Access Filters tool (see instructions on the Managing Users and Site Accessibility page to activate them.

Note- With Metadata Injection turned on, the Admin Access Music Access Filter will always download with the SourceAudio Default embedding. Admins can toggle to another Music Access Filter to download with a customed Metadata Embedding Profile.

File Formats

To restrict the download of certain file formats, you can select exactly which file formats are downloadable from your site.

Go to your Admin Panel → Edit Site Settings → Access → Download Options. Once you’ve adjusted your settings, just save your changes in the lower right.