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Why don't some tracks show up?
There can be several reasons why a track does not appear on the Hype Machine after you've posted it on your blog.
The track may have been posted via an unsupported filehosting service. Currently, the Hype Machine is able to find tracks posted via YouSendIt, and single tracks posted via SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and Official.fm. SoundCloud embeds must be public and streamable in order to be read; it's best if they are downloadable as well. Other services such as EZArchive, Mediafire Pro/Premium, Dropbox and box.net have been known to work if a direct link to the MP3 is posted.
The track may be too large to be picked up. We can read files under 20 MB or 15 minutes in length. Finally, it is possible that you posted a file encoded in an unsupported bitrate (less than 64Kbps), sampling frequency (only 11, 22, 44kHz supported) or format other than MP3 (AAC, WMA, RM).
You are welcome to contact us if postings do not show up and we can investigate and troubleshoot such issues together.
Why do some track names show up incorrectly?
We get our data from mp3 ID3 tags, so the artist and title fields need to be filled out completely. If there is no data in these fields, we will display "Unknown Track."
SoundCloud: Tracks uploaded to SoundCloud should always be titled Artist - Title. We will check ID3 tags first, but will fall back on SoundCloud track titles if there is not enough information. If there is no artist specified in the track title, we will use the name of the uploader. If you do not use a spaced dash to separate the two fields, we may also be unable to figure out the artist.
Remixes should be titled Original Artist - Title (Remix Artist Remix)
Covers should be titled Cover Artist - Title (Original Artist Cover)
How can I get my images to show up?
We look for an image in the post that is most square and biggest in file size, as we assume that is likely to be a photo/etc contained in the post. If we don't find one there, we show a randomly generated piece of the Hype Machine phonograph.
How do I get my posts onto the Hype Machine?
For your posts to show up on the Hype Machine, your blog has to be submitted and then approved by our moderators. You can submit the blog for inclusion here.
Please note that we don't add everything from the submissions we receive. Read here about how we pick blogs.
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