iTunes Producer

What is iTunes Producer?

iTunes Producer is Apple's exclusive macOS software to help you deliver, market, and sell your content in the iTunes Store. Using iTunes Producer, you can encode your music, enter album, song, and artwork information, and send all of your prepared files directly to Apple. You can access the iTunes Producer software and user guide in Resources and Help.

Do I need a Mac to use iTunes Producer?

Yes, the iTunes Producer software is only compatible with a Mac.

Where can I download iTunes Producer?

You can download the latest version of the iTunes Producer in the Tools section.

What type of Mac do I need to run iTunes Producer?

iTunes Producer requires an Intel-based Mac with OS X v10.10 or later and at least 512 MB RAM.

Apple recommends at least 20 GB of available space (more for larger music catalogs) and a broadband Internet connection with an upload rate of 1MB/sec or faster.

What is the "Cleared for Sale" checkbox in iTunes Producer?

Unchecking this box indicates that you do not have the rights to sell this track and consequently it will not be for sale in the iTunes Store. According to your contract, (subject to limited exceptions set out in the contract) you must allow iTunes to sell every track for which you have the necessary rights. If you do not have rights to sell the track, you should uncheck this box and still upload the track(s) in question in case you do obtain rights in the future. Since the track will not be for sale or visible on the iTunes Store, the album will be considered partial.

Un-checking the Cleared for Sale box does not make a track "Album Only."

What does the error to sign in with an app-specific password in iTunes Producer mean?

App-specific passwords are required if your Apple ID uses two-step verification. If you have two-step verification enabled, you may see these two notifications:

Please sign in with an app-specific password. You can create one at appleid.apple.com.

  • Your Apple ID is enabled for two-step verification, and you'll need to generate an app-specific password at appleid.apple.com. After you set that password, you'll have to use it whenever you sign in to iTunes Producer.

Sign in with the app-specific password you generated. If you forgot the app-specific password or need to create a new one, go to appleid.apple.com.

  • Your Apple ID is enabled for two-step verification and you've already generated an app-specific password for iTunes Producer. Use that password to sign in to iTunes Producer. If you forgot the password, create a new one at appleid.apple.com.

Where can I download iTunes Producer 3.1?

If you need to use a previous version of iTunes Producer, you can download iTunes Producer 3.1 here.

We highly recommend upgrading to the current version of iTunes Producer 3.1.1, which can be found in the Tools section.