Cover Art Essentials

What are the requirements for cover art on Apple Music and the iTunes Store?

Cover art for music and music videos on Apple Music and the iTunes Store must be in compliance with our specifications. To ensure your content is available cover art must be: 

• 3000 x 3000 pixels
• 1:1 aspect ratio
• High-quality JPEG or PNG files 

Note: Larger images are recommended. 

Why did my cover art get rejected?

The most critical guidelines to consider when preparing your cover art for delivery are accuracy and quality. 

The following kinds of content may be rejected:
• Misleading (for example prominently depicting or referencing an artist even though the artist does not perform on the album)
• Missing content
• Marketing of any sort

For more information on cover art requirements, see the Cover Art and Booklet Art Policies in the iTunes Store Music Style Guide.