Price Tiers allow you to determine the wholesale price assigned to your albums, songs, and music videos on the iTunes Store only.
Price tier availability is based on the most recent music agreement you've accepted. Price tiers are automatically assigned to albums, songs, and music videos delivered without a price tier.
To see the currency and wholesale price tier information for a territory, review the iTunes Package Music Specification.
Price tier changes for playlists (albums, EPs, and singles) take effect once processed by Apple, usually within 48 hours.
Price tier changes for tracks take effect immediately on iTunes Connect and within 24 hours on the iTunes store.
You can also schedule a price tier change to go live on a specific day. This will go into effect as soon as possible on that scheduled date, based on that country or region’s time zone.
We cannot make exceptions for price tier availability.
Apple establishes retail prices for each price tier in each territory at its sole discretion. To see the currency and wholesale price tier information for a territory, check out the iTunes Package Music Specification.
If you submit content with an invalid price tier, your album, song, or music video will be set to the designated default price tiers:
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For additional information, see the iTunes Package Music Specification.
An album can only cost more than the sum of its songs when the album includes:
• Bonus materials (songs, music videos, or digital booklets) not included on the physical release of the album.
• Songs or music videos that aren't sold individually ("Album Only" content).
In all other scenarios, the release will remain hidden until the pricing discrepancy is addressed by a metadata update.
Multi-volume albums have more than one disc when sold as a physical product and typically cost more than single-volume albums.
To determine the price of an album, we may multiply the retail price for the chosen Price Tier by the number of volumes. Royalty payments are based on the Price Tier multiplied by the number of discs.
If a song on your album is not yet cleared for sale, you should still encode the track into iTunes Producer when creating your album but make sure to uncheck the "Cleared for Sale" box in the "Tracks" details section.
Any tracks delivered as not cleared for sale will not appear in Apple Music or iTunes Store. You can redeliver at a future date to mark these tracks as cleared for sale if you gain rights to sell them or reset clearance on iTunes Connect.
In order for your titles to appear on Apple Music and the iTunes Store, you must have:
To view the status of your agreements or request agreements for additional territories, go to Agreements, Tax, and Banking in iTunes Connect.
Request territory rights for multiple items in Catalog Reports.
Visit My Music to add rights for territories or to request reports for single items.
The album will no longer be visible in Apple Music or available for purchase in the iTunes Store.