Updates to the Music Approved Partner Program.

Over the past several years, our Approved Partner Program has provided a list of 3rd parties approved by Apple to deliver music, movies, and books into our stores. In addition to listing the features each distributor offers to users on the Music Partner Search page, we’ve now added new tiers to highlight partners who deliver a large volume of content with outstanding quality.

Preferred and Preferred Plus partners meet Apple’s strict delivery standards and readily adopt new features added to our service. We’re excited to add these new Music distributor tiers as we continue to improve and refine our partner programs across all content types. Distributor tiers highlight the strong performance of our partners as we work together to ensure the best possible user experience on  MUSIC.

For more information, see the requirements on how to become a Preferred or Preferred Plus partner.