Prepare Your Release

Apple Music guidelines

We recognize the effort and collaboration that go into creating some of our favorite musical moments. Whether it’s your first delivery or your hundredth, our goal remains the same — present every facet of your artistry in its most authentic form.

Our Quality Assurance team monitors and reviews deliveries to ensure they meet Apple Music standards while respecting and preserving artistic expression and the integrity of our platforms.

We created the Apple Music Style Guide and iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide as your go-to guidelines to ensure you accurately format your music, artwork, and metadata for Apple Music and the iTunes Store. Adhering to these standards and specifications helps get your music to listeners quickly and avoid delays to your release.

The most critical guidelines to consider when preparing your music for delivery are:

It is important to note, the following content may be rejected: