Legal

Whom do I contact if my legal entity name changes?

Legal entity name changes or other updates affecting the legal agreement signed between your entity and Apple must be addressed by our legal department. If your name has changed, but your legal entity name has not, we do not require any further action. If your legal entity name has changed, your current agreement is still effective, but you’ll need to notify us of the name change.

Note: Legal entity name changes should not result in a new Tax ID being issued to your entity.

What steps should I take if my legal entity has been acquired or merged with another legal entity?

If both legal entities currently have agreements with Apple, and both have rights to sell music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store, you do not need to take any further action.

Music that is managed by one entity will need Apple Music and iTunes Store agreements for both platforms. If the managing entity is not currently selling music on the iTunes Store, it will need to apply for an iTunes Store agreement. If the managing label already has an iTunes Store agreement, all of the acquired or merged entity’s titles should be re-delivered under the managing entity. Apple does not support "switching" titles delivered under one legal entity’s account to the account of a different legal entity; the way to accomplish that is through re-delivery.

What steps should I take if my Doing Business As (DBA) name for my label has changed?

Your iTunes Store agreement should be entered into under your legal entity name, not your DBA name. Unless your legal entity name has changed, a DBA name change actually has no impact on your iTunes Store agreements.

The DBA name change may affect your tax forms. You can contact us to update your forms. If this impacts the label name appearing on the Apple Music and the iTunes Store associated with your content, you can change this by updating the P-Line on your content within My Music.

How do I update my mailing address for my legal entity?

Contact the Apple legal team with your new mailing address to update your agreements.

When entering my legal entity address to request a new agreement, iTunes Connect showed a message indicating that my address was updated. I can't see any updates. Why?

iTunes Connect verifies your legal entity address and makes updates as needed. If your address information is valid, these updates are generally details such as conforming street designation (Dr for drive and St for street).

I get an error that says the legal entity name and/or Tax ID for my agreement does not match what was provided in my application. Why?

The legal entity name and Tax ID on your agreement must exactly match what you provided on your application.