How are releases exported to Shopify?


After you have uploaded all tracks and double-checked the release information you're given the option to "Add to Store".

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This is your last chance to edit release information before the metadata (titles, album order, etc.) is encoded into tracks. 

Once ownership (or right to distribute) is confirmed, we will automatically create products in your Shopify Admin and publish based on the following criteria:

  • Releases with a past or same-day Release Date will be On Sale upon submission
  • Releases with a future Release Date will be published at 12am EST on that date
  • Presales will be published at 12am EST on the Presale Date and delivered automatically on the Release Date

Tracks are assigned the product type Digital Track and are only visible on album pages.

Releases are assigned the product type Digital Album - even if its a Single or EP

Note: You will see Presale and Scheduled releases in your Shopify Admin - they will not go on sale until the Release or Presale Date!

What is "Developer Mode"?

Go ahead. Break stuff.

Settings Shop Settings

The purpose of "Developer Mode" is to let artists, labels, or merch companies edit our template code without fear of something being undone in the future.

We understand that many people want their store have a unique design and we support our users ability to do so!

To balance our need to keep things up-to-date with the freedom of our users, stores in Developer Mode are sandboxed and do not receive automatic bug & feature updates.

Fret not devs! - all of our template updates are available on GitHub for you to merge into your custom theme at any time.

  • Templates
    • product.single.album.liquid
  • Snippets
    • single-ajaxify-album.liquid
    • single-track.liquid
  • Assets
    • single.css


Accepting & Declining Charges

We got bills to pay.

Each month you will receive an invoice detailing your sales for the previous billing period and the costs associated.

Shopify requires you to approve or deny these charges to make sure nothing nefarious is going on. 

To simplify this process you will receive an invoice email from us with this information and the link to review, but you can also find these invoices on the Settings page in the Artist Admin.


After clicking "Review" in the email or "Approve" via the Artist admin, you will be presented with this screen:


Please let us know if you have issues with your invoices or approving/denying charges. Fees not approved within 30 days of previous billing period may result in releases being removed from your store.

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How will releases display in my store?


During installation we slyly add a few template files to your theme to make all the magic happen. 

Releases will be displayed like the following example after being added to your store, but will automatically assume the colors and fonts you've already chosen.

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"Minimal" theme shown.

You are free to edit our code at your own risk, but be advised we cannot support custom changes you make. 


Need some special code or help installing in a custom theme?

We've partnered with the on-demand help specialists at Sixty to get you going!

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How do I download my purchases?

There are multiple ways to download your music!


1.) via Email receipt

After making a purchase from a Single-powered store you will receive an email with download links. You do not need a Single account to download your purchases and each link is valid for 3 downloads. After the download limit has been reached you will be prompted to log in or create an account


Once the download has completed, located the folder on your computer (Most likely this will automatically go into your Downloads folder if you don't choose a different destination). 

Note: this is a Zip file that will need to be unzipped.  If you don't have the software for this, we recommend WinZIP or 7-Zip


Note for iPhone & iPad users - due to Apple's iOS restrictions you will need to download your music to a computer and sync via iTunes. 


2.) via Single's Fan Admin

After logging in you will see the artwork of all releases available to your account laid out on a grid - like this...


After you click on the release you would like to download you will see a button to "Download" all and a list of the individual tracks that are available.


3.) Playback

You can Double click the Song(s) to open in your default music program (iTunes or Windows Media Player).  You can also open the program and drag the tracks in to play them or add to your library.  

If you do not have an audio player or would like an alternative to your default, we recommend VLC Player. You can Download VLC for free here. 

How do I set up a Presale?

Set and "forget"...

Simply set the Presale Date to the day you would like the Release to be available for pre-purchase.

Releases will be delivered automatically to fans at 12am EST on the Release Date and marked as fulfilled in the Shopify Admin.


Note about Release Dates, Presales, & Delivery:

Album and Track products will be created in your Shopify Admin immediately and published based on the following criteria:

  • Releases with a past or same-day Release Date will be On Sale upon submission
  • Releases with a future Release Date will be published at 12am EST on that date
  • Presales will be published at 12am EST on the Presale Date and delivered automatically to fans on the Release Date

What if my Shopify account has multiple stores?

Look at the hot-shot with multiple stores.

Shopify Partners, Merch Companies, & Labels may have multiple stores associated with one email and thats cool with us. 

When installing Single in a store with the same admin email we'll merge those accounts together.

The next time you log in you'll be presented with this screen...


You can also swap stores via the quick-select menu in the top left.


Do my sales get reported to SoundScan?

Yes! - Single reports digital sales to Nielsen SoundScan.

Digital sales get reported automatically on a weekly basis, but it is important to note that certain rules apply for Billboard inclusion.

Here's a brief overview:

  • Albums priced below $3.49 during their first four weeks of release are excluded
  • Albums & EPs with 8 or less tracks are not eligible if the total price is less than the sum of the tracks, multiplied by $0.39
  • Digital Tracks priced below $0.39 during their first three months of release are not eligible

Read all requirements @