December iTunes Partner Support, artist images and Transporter verify mode.

iTunes Partner Support
If you have questions or need support, you can always reach out to our iTunes Partner Support team. Response times from Thursday, December 22, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016 may be delayed.

Your access to iTunes Connect won’t be affected and you’ll still be able to deliver content during this time, although we recommend minimizing the number of new deliveries or updates to pricing and clearances between these dates.

Artist Image
Adding photos of your artists helps listeners easily identify them and their work throughout Apple Music and the iTunes Store. See the new tutorial in the Videos section of Resources and Help.

We've also created a Photoshop template to define safe areas for your art. Following these guidelines will prevent unexpected cropping, and will help ensure your images look great everywhere Apple Music and iTunes are available. Download the template and learn more in the Artist Images Guidelines.

Transporter Verify Mode
Before submitting your package to Apple, use verify mode to validate your Store Packages. Transporter will parse the metadata file and will verify that the file is well formed and correct. Transporter will also validate all assets that you send to Apple.

Learn more about using Verify Mode in the Transporter User Guide.