Guides

The resources you need to help prepare and manage your music.

Getting Started

Learn the basics about iTunes and music delivery.

Learn more about our affiliate program and easy-to-use tools including Apple Music Toolbox, MusicKit, RSS Feeds, Identity Guidelines, and more.

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Preparing Your Music

Detailed instructions for creating and preparing your music.

Use our style standards and guidelines to prepare your music for Apple Music and iTunes. 

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How to use XML specifications for music content.

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How to create and edit artists on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

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All genre codes that are available for music on the iTunes Store. 

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Best practices and style guidelines for lyrics sent to Apple.

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How to create and deliver music, TV, and film assets.

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A list of providers that can help you create the highest-quality masters for Apple Music and iTunes.

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How to manage your artist images and galleries for the iTunes Store.

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Featuring Artwork is used to showcase an artist, album, or other content in Apple Music.

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Delivering Your Music

Detailed instructions for delivering your music.

How to deliver your music to iTunes using iTunes Producer.

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How to deliver large music catalogs to iTunes using Transporter.

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How to validate metadata XML files using Relax NG schemas.

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Using iTunes Connect

Tips and guides to get the most out of iTunes Connect and how to manage your music.

How to use Sales and Trends to see how your music is doing.

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How to use Reporter to download your reports.

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How to read the reports and get the most out of them.

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How to provide rights and pricing details for your music.

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How to make changes to your music that's already available on the iTunes Store.

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Tools

Download the tools you need to deliver your music.

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Find a Music Distributor

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