Transferring your catalogue from Source Audio
To transfer your catalogue from Source Audio to DISCO, you will need to be on a Pro or Enterprise plan. Please follow the steps below.
1. Contact Us
To transfer your catalogue from Source Audio to DISCO, please contact us first, via the in app chat window in DISCO, or via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set the transfer up on our end and send you the details you'll need to initiate the transfer.
2. Visit Source Audio admin
Once you've contacted us and we've sent you the details for the transfer, visit the Admin panel in your Source Audio. From the left hand nav menu options, choose File delivery:
3. Add new recipient
In the File Delivery section, click the New Recipient button at right:
4. Enter transfer details
In the Create a New Recipient page, enter:
FTP info: SFTP
For the other SFTP details, please use the details we'll give you after you contact us about setting up the delivery.
Once you've entered all the details, click Save and Configure Delivery to move to the next step.
4. Enter metadata delivery details
This will bring you to the metadata set up screen. Generally, the defaults can be used here:
5. Enter file format details
In the File structure section on the same page, select the formats you'd like delivered.
Note that DISCO supports, per track, one lossy format (i.e. mp3) and one lossless format (either AIFF or WAV), so please only send one of AIFF or WAV. We recommend AIFF because metadata can be written to it, unlike WAV. If you don't have AIFFs available, we suggest sending WAVs and MP3s so your artwork can be retained based on what is on the MP3 file. We will merge the WAVs and MP3s on our side.
Once you've selected your metadata delivery and file format settings, click Save and continue.
6. Select the metadata fields
In the Metadata fields step, choose the metadata fields you want to send to DISCO.
The first field to add is Filename. Select Filename in the Source data dropdown, and then click +Add field below, at the bottom right of the panel:
Repeat this step for all the metadata you'd like to transfer to DISCO. Here are the fields in Source that we have a direct match for in DISCO:
• Track number
Include any other metadata you'd like to transfer to DISCO, and we'll work with you to import this metadata into other fields within DISCO.
Once you've added all your metadata, click Save to finalise this part of the set up.
7. Set up delivery
After saving your transfer details in the previous step, you'll be taken to the File Delivery index page. There, click the Start batch delivery button at right:
This will open checkboxes next to the recipients you've set up. Select the DISCO recipient you just set up and click Create Batch Delivery:
8. Select content
In the next screen, you'll select the files you want to send to DISCO. Click Browse all at the top, and then check the boxes next to the catalogs you want to send, checking all of them if you'd like to send everything on your Source Audio:
9. Confirm and send
You'll now (finally!) see a confirmation screen, where you can confirm and start the transfer. It will show you a summary of everything you've set up so far.
Toward the top, under Total files, you'll see a summary of the total data being sent, along with the amount of transfer data you have on your Source account, listed under Transfer on your account:
Please ensure the amount of data listed next to Transfer on your account is bigger than the amount listed next to Transfer for these deliveries. If it's not, click the Transfer Purchases tab in the File Delivery admin section to purchase sufficient transfer data.
Once you've ensured you have enough data for the transfer, check your summary of the transfer:
In the last two fields, under Recipient Sending Options, select:
How to send: FTP the files Notification: email@example.com
To begin the transfer, click Send Files.
10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know the transfer is complete.
Please email us once you have completed the transfer. We'll complete the import and get in touch about the next steps.