Having custom art for your Live365 station can help take your station to the next level! Whether you choose to create the logos yourself, or pay to have one created for you, your station logo will help you stand out! This article will give you the basics on station logos, cover art, and sourcing album art for the music you play.
Your station logo is shown not only in the Live365 station directory, but also on your station profile page, in the Live365 app, and on your custom pop-out player. In many cases, your station logo is the first point-of-contact for your listeners. First impressions are important.
Your station logo can be updated anytime by selecting Settings > Station Profile from the navigation bar on the left side of the Live365 broadcaster interface.
You can use any standard image type (.jpg, .png, etc). It’s also possible to use .gif to have your image be animated.
Clicking on the “Update Logo” button will open a window from which you can choose a custom file from your computer. The recommended size for a station logo is a square 300px x 300px. If you use a rectangular image, it’s possible that some distortion may occur, especially when it is viewed in the Live365 directory.
On your station profile page, rectangular images will also make your station logo look a bit smaller or more difficult to read than others, as you can see in the examples below.
However, on the station directory, it should be noted that rectangular images will not display correctly.
As you can see, although the rectangular image looks fine on your station profile page, it only displays the center of the image in the directory view.
Your custom cover art is displayed as the background image for your Live365 station profile page.
You can change your cover art at any time by selecting Settings > Station Profile > Station Profile Cover Art, then click on the “Upload Cover Art” button on the right side of the interface. Live365 provides eight different default cover arts to choose from, or you can create your own.
The recommended size for custom cover art approximately is 960px wide x 342px tall.
While you can upload custom album art for each of your tracks. This custom album art will only be shown on your station profile page for all the recently played tracks.
Upload album art for each track from Media > Tracks. Then click on the action menu for a selected track. Select “Edit Track”.
Click on the “Choose File” button to upload custom album art. You can use any standard image format (.jpg, .png, etc). You can also use .gifs. We recommend a square image of 300px x 300px for custom album art.
We know that sourcing album art for each track individually can be very time consuming. If you have a lot of unsorted tracks, which don’t have the proper album art, we suggest using a program like MusicBrainz Picard prior to uploading your tracks to obtain album art. You can read more about that here:
You can have custom album images for your station IDs and talk tracks. This can help brand your station.
Note that the album art for the pop-out player, and for the Live365 app are currently automatically sourced from an online databases based on the track metadata, and as such are not directly customizable.