Musicians and singers – listen up!
Partly as a response to your requests, and partly because some signed artists have opened eSnips profiles and asked to prevent downloads of their work, we’ve decided to give you more control as to who gets to download your audio files. Our new audio-only tool allows you to determine, for each file, if it can be downloaded or only listened to from the site.
Up to now, audio files could be downloaded only when you were signed in. As of today, users who upload or already have a MP3 or WMA audio file in their folders can decide if it can be downloaded or not.
To allow visitors to download your files in public or group folders click “edit details” next to the file. The “edit details” link is available only in the “List” “Details” or “One by One” folder views. On the bottom of the file edit page, you will see the text below. By checking this box your file will be available for download. If you don’t check it, the file will only be available for listening only. By default, files are not available for download. You’ll need to do this for every audio file you want to enable for download, and for every new audio file you upload.
When you change a folder from private to either group or public, files will not be available for download unless you purposely enable it.