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What is FATdrop watermarking and how does it work? How much does it cost?

There are two different types of watermarking available and unlimited use of them is included as part of all paid FATdrop subscriptions.

JOVA is FATdrop's original watermarking technology. If you use JOVA, a unique code is automatically injected into each of your downloaded tracks. This identifies who downloaded it. The code doesn't affect the music file in any way and the downloader/listener won't know it's there unless you tell them.

Advanced Watermarking is the most secure option and what we recommend when security is the highest priority. It embeds a signal into the audio which is very difficult to remove. It works on MP3, WAV, FLAC, and AIF files. For best audio quality we recommend uploading a lossless file and using the site to encode the files to an MP3.

Selecting which Watermark to use can be done from the Watermarking Options found within your audio settings. Selecting whether a download has a watermark applied is done from the tracklist page when building your campaign.

If you find unauthorised copies of your tracks on a file-sharing site, you can submit files to FATdrop and we can then read the file and check if there is a watermark. If there is, we can tell you who has leaked your track. Please be aware we can’t be responsible for obtaining files from file sharing sites and we reserve the right not to scan for watermarks after the official release date for a campaign.