Amuse would LOVE for you to be able to write your song titles however you like because we’re all about artistic freedom. Unfortunately, the music stores have some restrictions on song titles and therefore we have some rules too.
We know that different languages have different rules when it comes to capitalization (small letters or big letters) in words and titles and so do the stores.
- Your release title should never be in all capital letters. For example: “SONG TITLE”
- Your release title should never be in all lowercase letters. For example: “song title”
- Your release title should never be in a random casing. For example: “SoNg TitLe”
If you are releasing your music in English or Dutch, your release titles should be entered using Title Casing, which Means That Every Word Begins With A Capital Letter (see what we did there!). For example: “Song Title”
There are some exceptions to the rules: the very common and shorter words are spelled with a lowercase letter(s) in English: a, an, and, as, but, for, from, nor, of, or, so, the, to, yet.
If you are releasing in Swedish, French or Italian, you should use Sentence casing which means that every sentence begins with a capital letter and the rest of the words are lowercase letters.
For example, a Swedish release title would use sentence casing and would look like: “Mörket faller”
Spanish and Portuguese release titles can be written in either Sentence casing or Title Casing.
These are some Spanish word exceptions which should ALWAYS be in lowercase letters: a, al, de, del, e, el, en, la, las, los, o, para, por, un, una, y.
German also uses Sentence casing but the nouns are uppercase Nouns. Example: A German release title using sentence casing and uppercase Nouns would look like: Übers Ende der Welt
If you decide to exclude iTunes and Apple Music, you don't need to follow these rules.