Metadata refers to a playlist’s title information, artists, genre, original release date, release date, and much more. Your music must be delivered with metadata to display correctly in Apple Music and the iTunes Store.
Apple strives to present your music in a clean and accurate form. We know it takes effort to get it exactly right, but we hope you agree that the results are worth it, both for you and for your fans.
With that in mind, we created the iTunes Store Music Style Guide to help you format your music, art, and metadata for the best listener experience and discovery.
Adhering to our guidelines will make it less likely that we have to return your music, music videos, and concert films to you for correction. This means it will get on Apple Music and the iTunes Store—and available to your fans—more quickly.
The most critical guidelines to consider when preparing your music for delivery are:
The following kinds of music delivery may be rejected:
For more information, see the iTunes Store Music Style Guide.