We have updated our PSD template for artist images. To ensure that an artist image is not cropped and that it displays as intended on Apple Music and the iTunes Store, download and use our updated Photoshop template.
Overview provides curated metrics to help you measure and track the performance of your content. Container Name in Top Streams provides insight on playlists and radio stations where your content is played.
Providing the audio locale for a track helps ensure it can be correctly surfaced if selected for Beats 1 programming and Apple Music's curated playlists. We've expanded the available selection to now include new options.
We would like to remind you about adjusted deadlines for music deliveries for the winter season. If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store in December 2016, and January 2017, check these delivery deadlines.
To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for music deliveries. If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store in November and December 2016, and January 2017, check for updated delivery deadlines.
Artist photos allow listeners to easily identify your artist throughout Apple Music and the iTunes Store. We strongly recommend adding a photo to represent each artist, as Artist Images are displayed in search results, listener libraries, similar artist suggestions, and on playlist pages where their song is included.
Download your Sales and Trends reports and your Payments and Financial reports using Reporter, a command-line tool introduced last fall. We recommend switching to Reporter, as the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available at the end of November 2016.
We've added new guidelines to the Music Style Guide to define requirements for cultural sensitivities, track count limit, karaoke content containing a lead vocal, phonetics for Asian languages, and Arabic and Farsi metadata. Also see instructions on how to adjust accented characters, casing, and non-alphanumeric characters in artist names.
We are excited to announce the Apple Music Toolbox, which makes it easier than ever to promote your music online. The toolbox allows you to create text links, widgets, and badges to help drive users to your content.
We’re changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the territories listed will be available the next day, as opposed to two days. We've also updated Apple Music reports to help you better understand your listener data.
Daily Apple Music Streams Reports are available starting February 29. This will help you measure the performance of your catalog on Apple Music, analyze listener engagement with your content, and more.
Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect has been redesigned to make it easier to view and download your monthly financial data. We’ve consolidated all the data to a single page, and you can now download several financial reports at once.
See what's new in iTunes Package Music Specification 5.2 Revision 4, including two new tags: publishers and iswc. Both newly added tags help provide better reporting and matching for sound recordings to musical works and owners.
Ad-supported Radio is being discontinued beginning January 28. Radio, with the exception of Beats 1, will be only available to Apple Music members. Beats 1 will still be available to those who don’t have an Apple Music membership.
Apple Music financial reports now include information about paid memberships and Beats 1 plays. Additionally, a new offline indicator field has been added to the Apple Music detail file so you can see the number of royalty bearing plays that occurred while devices were both online and offline.
You can now use two-step verification or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID on iTunes Connect. Take advantage of these security features to prevent anyone from accessing or using your Apple ID, even if they know your password.
To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for music deliveries. If you plan on releasing music on the iTunes Store in November and December 2015, and January 2016, check the following delivery deadlines.
Your Apple Music Financial Reports are now available in Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect. These reports include the Apple Music Cover Sheet and Financial Detail. Note that reports for the month of July only contain royalties for trial members.
We’ve completely redesigned Resources and Help. Now, it’s even easier to find answers to your questions and stay up-to-date. Search for answers across all of our online guides, FAQ, news, and video tutorials.