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How to Get Music on Apple Music

Let's take a look at how to get your own music on Apple Music as well as sell your songs on iTunes, from key facts about both platforms to any technical requirements you should be aware of.

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Upload Music to Apple Music

Apple Music is a leading music streaming service that gives both major and independent labels and artists a place to promote and share their music with over 88 million users. Apple Music’s ad-free subscription model allows users to download their favorite songs for offline listening, as well as providing lots of great features such as radio stations, top songs, and curated playlists.

You earn money every time someone streams your songs on Apple Music, making it a great platform for upcoming artists to promote and monetize their music. Unfortunately, Apple Music doesn’t make direct deals with independent artists and record labels, which is where a distributor like iMusician comes in. We will distribute your music library to Apple Music and iTunes, as well as to the widest range of music shops and streaming platforms worldwide.

Apple Music for Artists

Once you get on Apple Music, you can take advantage of Apple Music for Artists (AMFA), a platform that gives artists access to insights and performance data of their songs on Apple Music. With AMFA, artists can explore listening trends and understand in which countries and cities their songs are getting noticed. We’ve written a useful guide on the latest version of Apple Music for Artists outlining how you can engage with fans and promote your songs through Apple Music for Artists.

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How to get your music on Apple Music

Are you looking to take the first steps in worldwide music distribution? Not sure how to get your music on Apple Music? Follow these 5 easy steps to get your music on Apple Music and reach a huge global audience.

Start a release with iMusician

Create your release and select Apple Music in the shop selection

Upload your files with iMusician

Be sure to upload your music files in WAV format, and your artwork with the dimensions 3000 x 3000 pixels.

Add contributors to your release with iMusician

Be sure to include the first and last names of all contributors.

QA Team iMusician check

Our QA team will contact you directly if anything needs to be corrected.

How to sell music on iTunes

As well as distributing on Apple Music, we can also help you get your music on iTunes, one of the most popular digital music stores in the world.

Selling music on iTunes with iMusician couldn’t be simpler. Create a free account, upload your music and cover art and we’ll take care of the rest. By distributing through us, you will always keep 100% of the sales revenue you generate and have access to all your sales and streaming reports in one convenient place.

Why use iMusician to get on Apple Music?

With the increasing popularity of streaming services, getting on Apple Music is one of the best ways for independent artists and labels to get their music heard and widen their fanbase. At iMusician, we deal directly with Apple Music on your behalf, meaning all you have to do is create an account, upload your music, and we’ll handle the rest.

Our aim is to level the music streaming playing field for independent artists and labels, and we have already helped half a million sell and monetize their music on Apple Music, iTunes, and the widest range of other streaming platforms and stores.


How Can We Help You?

As an independent artist or record label, you can’t upload your music directly to Apple Music. You need to go through a distributor like iMusician.

Apple Music pays artists monthly based on the number of streams their music has received. There is typically a delay of two months for earnings on streaming and online stores. So, payment for any streams in January on Apple Music will generally come through in March.

Apple Music doesn’t pay an exact figure per stream. Instead, you receive a monthly payment which is a calculation of your proportionate share of Apple Music’s subscription revenue, based on how many times your music was streamed.

No. iTunes is an online store where users can only listen to music they have purchased as a digital download. Apple Music is a monthly subscription service where users can stream music from all the artists in the Apple Music library.

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