What is Cover Art Market (CAM)
CAM is a platform to buy and sell album cover art, providing transparency in artwork, price, and delivery, allowing you to "See Before You Buy". We offer thousands of professional pre-made cover designs created by hundreds of independent graphic designers worldwide. All covers meet CAM cover specifications, are exclusive designs sold just once, and are delivered within 48 hours and ready for streaming.
We also provide motion cover upgrades, promotion ads, custom covers, and more. Also, we offer other products and services around cover art, including motion upgrades for regular covers, custom covers, and promotion ads.
Why do you need Cover Art?
In the music streaming era, you need cover art for every single and album you release. Not only does the artwork need to look cool, but it also has to meet the specifications of streaming platforms. Cover art serves as a portal into what the listener can expect and even the recording artist behind the artwork. Cover art is your song's first impression. Amazing cover art can be the difference between your song being played or the listener hitting next.
What are Pre-Made Covers?
Pre-made covers are single, or album covers already designed and created by a CAM Designer. Pre-made covers provide the benefits of seeing the cover before you buy, are less expensive than traditional custom cover designs, and are delivered fast. All CAM pre-made covers are exclusive 1 of 1 covers. Once purchased, the CAM Designer adds Song Title, Artist Name, and other items, such as label, producer, and parental advisory. When your cover is completed, you will receive an email your cover is ready to be downloaded from CAM. CAM Covers are 3000 x 3000 pixels JPG files.
What are Motion Covers?
Motion covers are an animated 30-second clip of your regular cover and can be extended for the length of your song. Some Designers offer motion as an option. When you tap/click on a cover, you may have the option to purchase the regular cover or the motion plus regular cover. When you purchase a motion cover, you will receive both the regular cover (.JPEG) and the motion cover (.MP4).
The Cover Discovery Engine™ allows you to filter and select Motion Covers.
What are Custom Covers?
Custom covers are the traditional way of procuring cover art, designed and created from a blank slate with a CAM Designer. Custom covers provide the benefit of designing the cover exactly the way you want, with the option to include your picture, photo, or artwork, as well as other design elements just the way you want.
What are CAM Cover Specifications?
CAM Cover Specifications are a set of guidelines to ensure covers are exclusive original designs ready for streaming. Among other things, it includes 3000 x 3000 pixels, JPG format, and copyright free. All Designer Covers are required to meet CAM Cover Specifications. It is the responsibility of the Designer to make sure their covers meet CAM specifications.
What is Cover Discovery Engine™?
The Cover Discovery Engine (CDE) provides an easy way to find your perfect cover fast. Select options from several categories, including Price, Cover Type, Color Theme, Object, Genre, Mood, or enter a search term like 'tiger'. Then, in real-time, CDE produces results that meet your criteria, where you can select a cover to purchase or choose to show more results or change your selections.
How often are new Covers added?
All the time, minimum of several times a day!
How does it Work? How to Buy?
Select a Cover Design you like > Optionally select the motion if offered > Add to Cart > Fill out Cover Details including Song Title, Artist Name, Parental Advisory, etc > Optionally choose an ad-on product like Promotion Ads > Go to Cart > Checkout > You will receive an order confirmation email > Next you will receive 'Cover Is Ready For Download' email > Log into your CAM account and download your cover.
How much does Cover Art cost?
Cover Art is priced by the CAM Designer. Pre-Made Album Cover Art start at $30. Custom Album Cover Art Picture or Concept start at $115.
How will I receive my cover?
Covers are downloaded from your CAM account. You will receive a 'Cover Is Ready For Download' email. Regular cover art is 3000x3000 pixels and delivered in a .JPG format. Motion covers are delivered in .MP4 format.
What is the delivery time?
Most orders are delivered within twenty-four (24) hours. Our delivery commitment times are below.
- Regular Covers (.JPEG) within 48 hours.
- Motion Covers (.MP4) within 96 hours.
- Custom Covers within 4 business days.
- Add-On Products like Promotion Ads and Track Lists within 24 hours of cover delivery.
Note that cover delivery times rely on independent Designers worldwide and may vary. If your order has NOT been delivered within the timeframes above from an 'available' Designer, you can request and receive a refund and cancelation by contacting email@example.com
Can I get a rush delivery?
Maybe. In the 'other' section of the order form, request a rush/immediate delivery, and we will expedite your order to get it to you as fast as possible. Our fastest delivery time to date was 55 minutes! We won’t always be able to deliver that fast, but we will try.
Can I buy Cover Art without a Song Title or Artist Name?
Can I request a change to the Cover?
Yes. Most CAM Designers allow for some minor changes. In the "other" section of your order form, describe what you would like to change, like font color or size. The changes are up to the CAM Designer to accept and implement and are not guaranteed to be added.
Can I use my own picture or photo?
Yes. Some Designers offer "Your Picture/Photo Here" covers, where you send us your picture and it gets added to the cover. The Cover Discovery Engine™ allows you to filter and select Upload Picture Covers.
Also, buying a custom cover allows you to use your picture/photo(s).
How many times is each Cover sold?
Is the artwork original?
Yes. Covers are designed by independent freelance Graphic Designers and are, to the best of our knowledge, original and copyright-free.
It is the responsibility of the Designer to make sure their covers meet CAM specifications, including, among other things, whether their cover art infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights, rights of publicity, or privacy, or moral rights. CAM is not responsible for artwork that may include copyrighted or un-original artwork sold by Designers on coverartmarket.com.
Do I own the rights to the Cover?
Yes. When you buy a Cover, you own all the rights. CAM reserves the right to use the cover in promotions unless otherwise requested.
What format is Cover Art delivered?
Regular cover art is 3000x3000 pixels and delivered via email in a .JPG format. 100% ready for streaming services! Motion covers delivered in .MP4 format.
Can you print my Cover?
No. However, we do offer a 12" X 12" Poster that you can purchase with your cover. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I did not receive my 'Cover Is Ready For Download' email?
Check the junk folder. If you do not see your 'Cover Is Ready For Download' email, contact us at email@example.com.