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Why don’t you translate the website into other languages?
We thought about translating Coverlandia in many languages but we think it would be useless cause there’s nothing really to read. And we’re happy if we can make you practice your english!
How can I browse the covers by artists?
For now this is unfortunately not possible. Though, we're working on that and we'll let you know when we make this feature available.
Why should I sign in?
Registering to Coverlandia will allow you to fully enjoy all the features. By signing up, you can submit your covers, download covers in original size, like a cover, comment, be part of the moderation process, enter our contests, make a request etc... Sounds good? Sign up now!
Why would you need my postal address?
First, postal address fields are not required. Your postal address is only required to enter our contests. We won’t send you anything and of course your postal address won’t be displayed publicly.
I forgot my password, what can I do?
You can reset your password here.
How can I display / change my avatar ?
To display your avatar, we’re using third party service Gravatar. Gravatar associates your email address(es) with an avatar. This service is used all over the web. You can register for free at http://gravatar.com/.
Are you giving away my account details to third parties?
No we’re not and we won’t ever. We may have to provide some of your details if we’re doing a contest with a partner, but you’ll always be warned.
What are the requirements for a cover submission?
Your cover has to meet the some standards. Your cover has to be square. It has to be at least 600 by 600px and up to 3,000px. Your cover file size can be up to 5Mb and saved as .jpg, .jpeg or .png. And of course your cover has to be an original work made by you. If we notice that you upload somebody else’s work, you’ll be banned, with or without warning. Your cover can show a little tag of your nickname or a little logo but cannot show an URL. Also, you are responsible of the content you upload, don't use somebody's work without their approval.
Why does my cover needs to be 600x600px at least?
This size is iTunes’ cover standard size when you purchase a song from the store, that’s why we set it as Coverlandia minimum size. Moreover, devices' resolution is getting bigger and bigger, we way even ask for a bigger size in the future. Why would anybody want to have a pixelated cover on his iPod anyway?
I made a mistake in my cover title, how can I change it?
You cannot change the title of your cover yourself. If you made a mistake, you can contact us with the link of your cover (even if the cover is not accepted yet).
Why do covers need to go through moderation?
Coverlandia has an aim to provide amazing covers for everybody's iTunes. With that being said, covers have to go through moderation, so that you guys are provided the best, and only the best.
How does this moderation process work?
Once submitted, your cover is sent to the moderation. Our users are able to moderate the cover, they can ‘Accept’ or ‘Deny‘ a cover. After a certain number of votes, the cover status is set. If most of the votes are positive, the cover is accepted and will be displayed on Coverlandia. If most votes are negative, the cover is denied.
How much votes a cover needs to be accepted or denied?
This number differs depending on how many people moderate our pending covers everyday.
How long will it take for my cover to be accepted / denied?
It depends on how many users are moderating. The more users go moderate the covers, the faster you’ll know if your cover is accepted or denied. It can take from few hours to few days.
How can I know the status of the cover I submitted?
Once you’ve submitted a cover, the cover appears in your dashboard under ‘Pending covers’. If the cover is accepted, the cover will be moved to ‘My covers’. If the cover is denied, the cover will simply disappear from your dashboard. For both case, you will receive a notification. Note that only you can see your pending covers.
Why didn’t my cover make it?
People vote positively or negatively for a cover following their own opinion. If a cover gets denied, that means they didn’t like it, they didn’t judge it good enough. Even if your cover is good, they can vote it negatively because of a big tag, typos, fake editions, bad quality photo used, etc...
I made an official cover and want to upload it?
We’re not able yet to handle official covers made by a member. Only the Coverlandia team is able to upload official covers. If you want one of your official cover to appear on Coverlandia, contact us.
My cover’s title changed from what I typed when I submitted it!
Indeed, your cover’s title can be changed by the team if we notice your cover show a different title from what you entered. The title you enter when you submit the cover must be the exact title that appears on your cover. The team can also add a featured artist your forgot.
How can I make a cover?
We receive lots of emails asking how to make covers. We can’t really answer this question. Most of our users use Photoshop (shareware) or Gimp (freeware) to create their covers. If you have a Mac, you can also use Pixelmator. Don’t expect to make amazing covers at the first shot, if you do you must have a gift then! To learn design technics, look for tutorials on Google.
I just noticed I misspelled something on my cover, what can I do?
If you notice yourself you misspelled something, contact us with the link of your cover and include the fixed cover. You can upload it on many image host such as TinyPic and imageshack.us. We’ll replace your misspelled cover by the fixed one so you don’t lose any of your comments and likes. But be careful next time!
I receive some negative comments on my covers, can I delete them?
No, you can’t. If you don’t want your work to be criticized, you’re not in the right place. If you’re cover got accepted, that means it’s a good cover, but of course, some people may not like it. That should just push you to do better next time. Though, you can click 'report' if you judge a comment is inapropriate.
Somebody stole one of my cover, what can I do?
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes.. If you notice somebody stole your cover, contact us and include the link of the stolen cover and, in order to prove you’re the real designer, the .psd file of your cover (You can upload it on host sites such as Mediafire). If you don’t have the .psd file, send us everything you can to prove you are the original designer. Once we judged that you’re indeed the real designer, we will remove the stolen cover. Our team will keep an eye on the 'thief' and will remove their account if they do it again.
Where can I make a request?
You can make a request here!
Can I make as many requests as I want?
No. You can make one request per day. Though, you can +1 any existing request as much as you want.
Where can I see the current contests?
What are the requirements for a contest cover submission?
The requirements for a contest are almost the same as a regular cover submission. Though, a contest can have other requirements, but we’ll let you know about these details on the contest page.
Can I post the cover I entered for the contest somewhere else?
Can I submit many covers for a contest?
You can send as many covers as you want for a contest. Though only the last one will be part of the contest.
I'm afraid my cover won't get through moderation before the deadline..
Don't worry, the deadline is the time you need to send your cover by. We generally announce the winner(s) few days after the deadline so all the covers have time to go through moderation.
I won your contest, when will I receive my prize?
If we are doing the contest on our own, we send the prizes as soon as possible. You should receive it within 2 weeks. Though, we're not responsible for the loss of your package.
Will Coverlandia always be free?
Yes, there will always be a free version of Coverlandia. We may introduce paid subscriptions in the future which will grant you access to premium features, but we’ll let you know about that!
You didn’t answer my email...
First of all, sorry about that! Though, since we receive lots of emails everyday, notice that we won’t answer to some kind of message. We won’t reply to any email requesting a cover. If you want to request a cover, you can do it here. We won’t either answer to emails about stolen covers that don’t include all the details needed.
How is the Spotlight cover picked?
The Spotlight cover is choosen by the Coverlandia Team. The choice is also based on the accept rate the cover got in moderation.
I’m a singer and I’d like my covers to appear on Coverlandia!
Since only the team is able to upload official covers, contact us. We’ll be happy to upload them on the site! Though, to appear on Coverlandia, your music has to be sold on the iTunes Store or Amazon.
I would love to become one of your affiliates.
To be affiliated with Coverlandia, just contact us including url and some stats of your website. We will take a look to your site and let you know our answer. The language of the website doesn't matter. We only accept frequently updated websites. Your website also needs to have it's own domain name to be accepted.