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Frequently Asked Questions about LeadSingle

The FAQ (frequently asked questions) page covers basic questions you might have about LeadSingle. They are sorted by section, to make browsing this page an easier experience.

General

What is LeadSingle?

LeadSingle is an innovative new community that aims to provide the most up to date information about what’s happening in music scene right now. It’s not just about top singles or albums, it’s about giving real time insights into the hotly anticipated latest releases. You can read more about us on our PR page.

Who are behind LeadSingle?

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. That wasn’t us. But we are equally as awesome and have an even better theme tune. You can read more about the team behind LeadSingle on the About Us page.

What can I do on LeadSingle?

At the moment, we’re still busy building the site, so it is still very unfinished. However, there are things you can start doing already right now! Some examples are:

  • Find your favourite artists and bands by going to leadsingle.com/music/Artist Name Here and follow them to see their releases show up on the Recent and Upcoming releases pages.
  • Like your favourite releases and anticipate upcoming releases and watch them go up on the thermometer on the front page. This is done from an album page, like this one.
  • Rate tracks on a scale from 1–6 stars in order to give an impression of where an album is good and where it is not so good. This is done from an album page, like this one.
  • Stay up to date with all the upcoming releases in the database.
  • If you’re feeling brave, start editing and add releases or entire artists that are missing from the database! Here’s a video to help you get started.
  • Go to our forums, hang out and get your opinions heard and your questions answered!

Are there any rules I should follow?

Be respectful to others. Don’t distribute any illegal content, or promote sites that distribute copyright material without permission. Insult Frits on a daily basis.

What are tags, and how do I add them?

Tags are words entered by the LeadSingle community to describe an artist or a release. The larger the tag’s font, the more often it has been used.

To add a tag, simply click on the Tag this button on an artist or release page. Then enter your tags, and hit the Add button once you’re done. If you are including multiple taggings at once, be sure to separate them using commas!

My question is not listed. Is there anywhere I can go to get an answer to my question?

There is a help & support section in our forums, where you can ask your question to the LeadSingle community.

Artists

How do I add unlisted artists to LeadSingle?

Adding your favorite artists to LeadSingle is easy! Simply go to to leadsingle.com/music/Artist Name Here and click on you can create it.

Then, select the region the artist or band you’re adding is coming from, add a description and click Submit edit. You will be navigated to their freshly created page on LeadSingle, where you can add a photo, taggings, and start adding their releases.

Multiple artists are using the same name! How can I add their discographies to LeadSingle?

Currently, there is no way to do so. However, we are working on it

How do I share an artist page outside of LeadSingle?

Other than manually sharing the URL, there is currently not any other way to share an artist page.

Releases

How do I add unlisted releases to LeadSingle?

To start adding releases, go to the artist page you want to add a release for. On that page, you will find a tab reading Add release near the bottom of the artist page. A dialogue will appear upon clicking the tab, asking you for the release name. Once you have filled the title in to the box, click on the Add button and you will be taken to the edit page, where you can add all the release information!

Be sure to use English title casing when adding artists, releases, and songs. You can click the Tc button to have LeadSingle check your title casing and correct it where required.

How do I edit releases on LeadSingle?

If you would like to contribute to a release page, scroll down to the bottom and click the Edit this page tab. You will be taken to the edit page, where you can contribute to the release page.

How do I share a release page outside of LeadSingle?

Right now, the only way to share a release page is to embed a specific release widget on your blog or website. To get the code for the release, simply navigate to the desired release page, and click on the Embed button, which is located just under the release image. You will be presented with the HTML, which you can copy and paste to your website.

Forums

What are the LeadSingle forums?

The LeadSingle forums are where you can hang out with other LeadSingle members and join in discussions and debates.

Are there any rules for the forums?

We like our forums to follow the same rules as the rest of the community. Be respectful, don’t distribute any illegal content or promote sites that distribute copyright material without permission. In addition, we have some posting guidelines as well:

  • Our forums are English only;
  • Please read the sticky threads before you post;
  • One active thread per topic;
  • No bumping of threads;
  • Remember to insult Frits once a day!