Creating a Email CSV List

A CSV (Comma-seprated values) file is a Excel document type that stores data, such as email address’s. StudioCDN is able to import CSV files that contain email address’s so that you don’t have to type them all out manually for each package.

How to create a CSV Email File

A CSV file can be created in Excel or in a text editor such as NotePad or TextEdit.

To create the CSV file in Excel, open a new document and create a column for email and then enter the email addresses by each row. You also have the option to create columns for extra information such as name or company which follow the email address as shown in the picture below. You have the option to include extra columns with even more information, but this extra information will not be imported into the StudioCDN application. Save the file with the .CSV file extension (when saving the file type .CSV after the filename).


If you create the CSV file in a text editor, create a one column email list with the first line being “email” as shown in the picture below. Save the file with the .CSV file extension and the next time you open the file it should open with Excel where you can add the other columns if you wish.

Once you have created a CSV file you can import it into StudioCDN by dragging the file into the application. If you typed in one of the column names wrong or entered an incorrect format for the email address the StudioCDN application will let you know (if you have multiple errors it will only point to the first error). There will also be a green reload symbol that comes up as well as displayed in the picture below. If you change the file in anyway you can update the StudioCDN application by clicking on the green reload symbol.



Adding Artist Information for Audio Files

In StudioCDN if you include a audio file a new section pops up which allows you to include information about the artist and album. In order to edit the information about the Artist Name and the Project Title click on the Purple speech icon which is shown in the picture below.



At that point the two text fields will be able to be changed. To close out of the edit information section click on the purple icon again.

To include a Album Cover click on the StudioCDN default image which is right next to the purple speech icon. This will bring up the open menu and from there select the album cover that you want. 

So for the following info for the package sent as shown in the picture below.

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It will appear as this to the sender.

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Creating a Personalized Message

To create a personalized message for your StudioCDN package click on the red pencil and paper icon as shown below. 


You are now able to change the header and the body for this particular package. If you wish to close the StudioCDN message editor click again on the red pencil and paper icon.

The StudioCDN application will begin with the default message as shown in the pictures. To change your default message please go to the settings page by clicking on the gear symbol at the bottom as shown by the picture. 


In the middle of the application in the Message area you can change your default Subject, Body, and Signature.  It is required that you have a Subject and Body for each package you send.

Adding Files

There are two ways to add files in StudioCDN. The first way is to select the blue paperclip icon as shown in the picture below.


This brings up the select file menu where you are able to select one or multiple files. To choose multiple files you can either choose a folder, select a group of them with the shift key, or choose one at a time with the command key. You are also able to choose any type of file to send. When you have selected the file(s) that you want to send click the Open button to add to the StudioCDN application.

The second way to add files is to drag them into the StudioCDN application. You are able to drag multiple files or a folder into the application as well.

Adding Users

There are three ways to add recipients to the StudioCDN application.

The first way is to manually type in the recipient’s email into the Add Recipient Box as shown in the picture below. 


Once you’ve typed in a valid email address the arrow on the right hand will turn green. You can either click on the arrow or hit enter to put in the email address.

The second way to enter recipient’s email address is to drag it in into the StudioCDN application.

The third way is to enter in a CSV file which is explained in the CSV guide.


How to Send

There are three requirements In order to send files in the StudioCDN application. You need to have at least one recipient added, at least one file attached, and have a message subject and body. When the requirements are met the Send button will turn from grey to green. When you are ready to send, click the send button. A loading circle will appear at the top of the application. When a green checkmark appears, as shown in the picture below, the package has been sent.