Getting Started

Creating your account

To create an account, follow the steps below:

  • Go to

  • Click “Create Account”

  • Enter the first name, last name, email and password you would like associated with the account.

  • Select the checkbox to accept the Terms & Conditions, and Privacy Policy.

  • Then click Continue to create your new Revelator account.

  • Don’t forget to check your email and approve your account.

Connecting your services

Connecting to streaming and download services allows our platform to retrieve your catalog metadata and synchronize your sales reports and daily trends. It also allows for more convenient, streamlined distribution.

Note: To connect with any DSP, you must have a direct deal with that DSP and know the connection information. For example, for iTunes, you must have a direct deal with iTunes and know your iTunes Connect vendor ID, email, and password. No need to worry, your data is safe, we can only read data from iTunes, and we can never overwrite any of your data on iTunes without your permission.

  • From the Main menu, click Services.

  • Select the service you would like to connect to using your existing account information. You may filter the available services you are viewing by clicking Distribution, Reporting, Payment, or All on the left side of the page.

Distribution services

Enter the delivery server address, your DDEX ID, delivery username, path to directory and delivery certificate for Distribution.

Contact the DSP or Merlin directly for your delivery server address, delivery username or path to the directory. For more information about DDEX, consult their knowledge base.

Reporting services

Revelator can automate your digital sales reporting, save you both time and energy in consolidating all of your files from the DSPs.

  1. Select the service you would like to connect to using your existing account information.

  2. Enter your account information including host server and port address username and password for Reporting services.

  3. Enter your client ID and client secret

The administrator of any DSP you currently deliver to will have been provided this information by the service.

Payment services

Revelator can automate your batch payments to rights holders.

  1. Select the service you would like to connect to using your existing account information.

  2. Click Connect to link your account.

  3. Select each subsequent service you would like to connect and enter the relevant information for each accordingly.

To learn how to find your client ID and Client secret for Paypal go to this link.

Managing user settings

User settings allow you to customize your personal information, notifications and preferred formatting. To configure your settings, follow the steps below:

  • From the main navigation menu, click My Settings.

  • My Settings includes three tabs that include information you may edit: User, Preferences and Notifications. Some of the fields will be prefilled with the information you entered when you created your account.

  • Under the User tab you may edit your photo, first and last names, preferred email address and Revelator password.

    • Click Save to confirm any changes.

  • Under the Preferences tab you may edit your location by country, date format and number format.

    • Click Save to confirm any changes.

  • Under the Notifications tab you may choose to receive email notifications about your account, your releases, and/or statements.

    • Click Save to confirm any changes.

Inviting your team

One unified account makes it easy for everyone to access and share the data they need, allowing your business to run as smoothly as possible. The account owner retains control over permissions for all other team members. You can invite members of your team by choosing the account you want them to have access to, and give them permissions for specific applications within the platform.

Note: Whoever you invite will receive an email notifying them and asking them to log in, or create a Revelator account if they do not have one yet.

To invite people to your account, follow the steps below:

  • From the main navigation menu, click Account.

  • Scroll down and click Add a Team Member to expand its details.

  • Click “+ Invite new member.”

  • In the pop-up dialogue, select an existing artist, label, or account you would like to give access to

  • Choose the role you would like to assign to the invited members using the drop down menu. There are four roles available that include suggested permissions when selected. You may add or remove permissions for any role selected other than administrator.

    • Accountant: Includes access to accounts, payments and analytics, but not assets.

    • Administrator: Includes access to all categories.

    • Content Manager: Includes access to assets but not accounts, payments or analytics.

    • Special/Custom: Select any permissions you would like to grant manually.

  • Enter the email addresses for all people you would like to invite. If you enter multiple addresses, separate each one with a comma.

  • Select either View or Edit permissions for each category you would like the new members to have access to. If you grant Edit permissions to a team member, that will automatically include View permissions.

  • Click “Invite” to send the invitation.

Setting payout preferences

Set your desired payout method to automate revenue collection. Decide whether you would like to use a PayPal account or if a direct bank transfer would be more convenient.

Note: Not all countries have access to PayPal.

To set up your payout preferences, follow the steps below:

  • From the main navigation menu, click Account.

  • Click the Payout Preferences tab at the top of the page.

  • Select whether you are an incorporated company, or unincorporated individual.

  • Enter the legal name and the email address of the bank account holder.

  • Enter the relevant Tax ID number, VAT number, and Vendor ID if applicable.

  • Choose your preferred payment method.

  • If you select PayPal, enter the email address for the PayPal account to be funded.

  • Click Save to confirm your changes.

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