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Explore support articles, resources, and guides to help you easily manage your music content.

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Work with Apple Music

Work with an Apple-preferred distributor or encoding house to get your music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Get Started

Minimum requirements for Apple Music partners

Learn about the minimum requirements to deliver your music to Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Agreements, Tax, and Banking

Agreements, tax, and banking overview

Learn more about the Agreements, Tax, and Banking module in iTunes Connect and set up your account to distribute music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Agreements, Tax, and Banking

Manage agreements

To stream or sell music on Apple Music or the iTunes Store, you must review and accept legal agreements in iTunes Connect.

Agreements, Tax, and Banking

Set up tax information

To stream or sell music on Apple Music or the iTunes Store, you must submit the required tax forms for your country or region.

Agreements, Tax, and Banking

Set up banking information

Learn how to provide banking information so you can stream or sell music on Apple Music or the iTunes Store.

Users and Notifications

Users and access

Learn about the different roles available in the iTunes Connect Users and Access module, and how to add, edit, and remove users.

Users and Notifications

Email notifications

Update email preferences to receive notifications about the status of your music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store, payments, and other financial reports.

Prepare Your Release

Apple Music guidelines

Learn more about Apple Music metadata, artwork, and quality guidelines to follow when submitting your music to Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Prepare Your Release

Apple Music metadata standards

Learn about the different types of metadata and how metadata drives music discoverability on Apple Music.

Prepare Your Release

Digital packaging for music

Ensure releases for Apple Music and the iTunes Store include artist IDs, artwork, audio, and product identifiers.

Prepare Your Release

Delivering Dolby Atmos audio

Learn how to deliver Dolby Atmos audio through Transporter and how Apple Music displays Dolby Atmos badging on tracks.

Prepare Your Release

Delivering Apple Digital Masters

Partner with approved mastering studios to offer listeners the highest-quality audio on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Prepare Your Release

Submit lyrics

Follow these guidelines to format song lyrics, and learn how to submit lyrics and time-synced lyrics to Apple Music.

Prepare Your Release

Music videos and concert films

Learn more about delivering music videos and concert films to Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Prepare Your Release

Understanding tickets

Submit a ticket to make changes to metadata, cover art, or audio, and understand the importance of quickly addressing tickets assigned by Apple.

Prepare Your Release

Music delivery tools

Use Apple-approved delivery tools, iTunes Producer and Transporter, to deliver music to Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Rights and Pricing

Rights and pricing basics

Learn about music rights and pricing, including managing price tiers, and review territories where you can stream or sell music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Rights and Pricing

Music pre-releases

Apple Music pre-adds and iTunes Store pre-orders allow listeners to get a preview of an album and add music for upcoming releases to their library or playlists.

Manage Your Release

Check your delivery status

In iTunes Connect, view the status of releases, download catalog reports to identify issues with music deliveries, and flag deliveries to expedite releases.

Manage Your Release

Editorial hides

Learn about the editorial reasons such as misleading content and repeated submissions that may cause a release to be hidden on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Manage Your Release

Resolve tickets

Learn how to address tickets and resolve problems with your music releases.

Manage Your Release

Album and track changes in iTunes Connect

Learn how to make updates to artist IDs, rights and pricing, release dates, and genres for tracks and albums in iTunes Connect.

Manage Your Release

Update audio, cover art, and metadata

Learn how to make updates to your release’s audio, cover art, or metadata after your delivery.

Manage Your Release

Artist pages

Make changes to artist pages on Apple Music and the iTunes Store, including updating images, submitting motion artwork, and requesting changes to artist bios.

Manage Your Release

Resolve platform issues

Address possible Apple Music and iTunes Store issues such as incorrect artist pages, unavailable music, copyright infringement, customer reviews, and more.

Apple Music for Artists

Apple Music for Artists partner view

The Apple Music for Artists partner view allows labels and distributors to measure the performance of distributed music and music videos.

Apple Music for Artists

Understand your analytics

Apple Music for Artists provides music stats such as plays, average daily listeners, purchases, and more for songs, albums, playlists, and videos.

Apple Music for Artists

See your song stats and listener trends

The Trends section in Apple Music for Artists provides music stats such as plays, average daily listeners, purchases, and insights on listener demographics.

Payments and Financial Reports

Getting paid

Learn about minimum payment requirements and how to troubleshoot issues with your payments.

Apple Music for Artists

Get a global view of listeners

The Places section in Apple Music for Artists provides music stats such as listeners, plays, and Shazams by city and country or region.

Apple Music for Artists

See how Shazam works for artists

Shazam data in Apple Music for Artists shows top Shazams by artist and listener demographics such as city, country, and region.

Apple Music for Artists

Apple Music for Artists on iOS

Available on the App Store, Apple Music for Artists on iOS gives you a snapshot of your music’s performance on the go.

Measuring Impact

Promote your release

Learn how to use Apple Music Marketing Tools, Apple Identity Guidelines, and the affiliate program to drive music promotions and marketing.

Measuring Impact

Sales and trends

Access Sales and Trends in iTunes Connect to track music sales and streams by country or region and date.

Measuring Impact

Streams and sales

Download sales and streams reports in iTunes Connect to measure music performance on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Measuring Impact

Reporting and availability

Understand the timing and availability for Apple Music, Shazam, and Sales reports.

Payments and Financial Reports

Payment and financial reports basics

Payments and financial reports, available to download in iTunes Connect, include monthly earnings and payments for music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Measuring Impact

Music Analytics API

Learn how to onboard and authorize users of the Music Analytics API, a querying tool that provides aggregated, anonymized counts of listeners and plays.

News

February 15, 2024

Newly added music video territories

Lean how to get your music videos ready to stream in three new territories.

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January 17, 2024

New Video and Audio Asset Guide 5.3.13

We’ve updated our Video and Audio Asset Guide to offer more requirements for delivering authentic immersive audio.

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December 05, 2023

See Discovery Station streams with a new Container Sub-Type

You can now access reporting for streams on Discovery Station across all of our reports that include Container Sub-Type.

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November 14, 2023

See listeners in real time with Listening Now

Announcing the new Listening Now feature in the Apple Music for Artists partner view.

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November 03, 2023

New Apple Music “Flagged Streams” and “In Review Content” reports

See the latest updates to stream manipulation reporting, along with with the addition of new and enhanced reports.

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October 31, 2023

Additional album and track flags

Deliver accurate album flags and make the most of your artist’s page.

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October 31, 2023

Updated genre codes

New genre codes have been added to our genre code addendum.

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October 18, 2023

Holiday season delivery schedule

If you plan on releasing content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store between November 24, 2023, and January 5, 2024, remember to check the following delivery deadlines.

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October 17, 2023

Apple Music click-through agreements and financial reporting updates

To recognize the creative investment and value that Spatial Audio brings to both fans and artists, we will be making changes to how royalties are calculated.

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September 06, 2023

Apple Music Style Guide update

See what’s changed in the latest version of the Apple Music Style Guide.

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September 06, 2023

iTunes Store Artist Image Guidelines update

We have updated our artist image guidelines.

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August 29, 2023

Apple Music financial reporting updates

Learn about updates to the upcoming Apple Music financial report.

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August 22, 2023

Submitting content for Apple Music Sing

Find out how to get your artist's content on Apple Music Sing.

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July 25, 2023

The importance of accurate roles and credits

To support the upcoming release of Song Credits, ensure your content deliveries include the appropriate credits and roles within the metadata to allow listeners to access this feature for your artist.

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February 14, 2023

Album motion art delivery

Bring your artist’s content to life with album motion artwork on Apple Music.

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November 01, 2022

New Apple Music “Excluded Streams” Report

Launching an all-new, Apple Music “Excluded Streams” Report.

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October 25, 2022

Accepting artist ISNIs

You can now include an artist ISNI within the XML of a delivery to better identify your artist’s content.

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October 18, 2022

Holiday season delivery schedule 2022

If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store between November 25, 2022, and January 6, 2023, remember to check the following delivery deadlines.

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October 06, 2022

New Apple Music “In Review” Report

Launching an all-new, Apple Music “In Review” Report.

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July 27, 2022

Apple Music Style Guide update 2022

See what’s changed in the latest version of the Apple Music Style Guide.

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March 14, 2022

New genre codes

We’ve added new genre and subgenre codes to our specification.

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January 31, 2022

Immersive audio data in Apple Music reports

Apple Music Reports in iTunes Connect now include immersive audio data.

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December 13, 2021

Voice subscription offering is now available to subscribers

An all-new voice-forward subscription offering is available to our subscribers.

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December 01, 2021

Music Analytics API v4 updates

The new version of the Music Analytics API is now available with an all-new Captured Secondary Audience Play Count field and updated field names.

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November 29, 2021

Immersive audio track delivery date available in iTunes Connect

Manage the delivery date of your immersive audio deliveries.

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November 10, 2021

Introducing the Apple Music for Artists partner view

We’re excited to announce the Apple Music for Artists partner view, a new way for partners to understand the performance of your distributed artists’ music.

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October 11, 2021

Artist and content demographic reporting for spatial and lossless audio

The Artist and Content Demographic Reports now include spatial and lossless audio reporting.

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September 20, 2021

Delivering accurate metadata

Learn about the impact of metadata accuracy before your next delivery.

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August 09, 2021

Apple Music Style Guide update 2021

See what’s changed in the latest version of the Apple Music Style Guide.

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August 09, 2021

iTunes Package Music Specification 5.3.13

Learn to deliver your music with a wider range of credits.

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July 26, 2021

Dolby Atmos in iTunes Connect

Check out this newly released feature to help manage your music in iTunes Connect.

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July 20, 2021

Spatial and lossless audio reporting

Understand how the new spatial and lossless audio update impacts Apple Music reporting.

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June 14, 2021

Delivering Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio

Learn about Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio — including delivery, specs, audio profile, and FAQs.

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May 18, 2021

New Container Summary Streams Report

The all-new Container Summary Streams Report is now available in both the iTunes Connect Sales and Trends Guide and Reporter Guide.

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May 18, 2021

Music Analytics API update

We’ve made a few enhancements to the Music Analytics API. See what’s changing in the Music Analytics API Guide.

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May 18, 2021

iTunes Producer 3.1.4

Download the latest version of iTunes Producer.

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April 28, 2021

Deliver song lyrics directly in iTunes Connect

The Upload Lyrics feature allows for static and time-synced lyric deliveries directly in iTunes Connect.

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April 05, 2021

iTunes Producer 3.1.3 now available

Download the latest version of iTunes Producer.

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April 05, 2021

Artist page links now available on the Album Details page in iTunes Connect

The Album Summary in iTunes Connect now has a clickable icon that takes providers directly to Apple Music artist pages.

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March 15, 2021

Introducing the all-new Music Analytics API

Check out the new Music Analytics API, a new way to analyze Apple Music data designed and built with privacy in mind.

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March 15, 2021

New Apple Music Summary Streams Report features

New report fields are now available in the Apple Music Summary Streams Report.

News

February 12, 2021

New iTunes Connect features

Check out some newly released features to help manage your music in iTunes Connect.

Guides

Apple Music Style Guide

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

Guides

iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide

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

Guides

iTunes Package Music Specification

How to use XML specifications for music content.

Guides

iTunes Store Artist Images Guidelines

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

Guides

iTunes Package Artist Specification

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

Guides

Featuring Art Design Specifications

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

Guides

Apple Music Album Motion Partner Guidelines

Learn how to create visually consistent and impactful motion artwork for your music.

Guides

Lyrics Guidelines

Best practices and style guidelines for lyrics sent to Apple.

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Apple Music Artist Page Motion Guidelines

Learn how to make an artist page come alive with motion images on Apple Music.

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Using iTunes Producer for Music

How to deliver your music to iTunes using iTunes Producer.

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Schema Validation Guide

How to validate metadata XML files using Relax NG schemas.

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Transporter User Guide

How to deliver large music catalogs to iTunes using Transporter.

Guides

iTunes Connect Sales and Trends Guide

Track the performance of your content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store with our data visualization tool, Sales and Trends.

Guides

iTunes Connect Music Rights and Pricing User Guide

How to provide rights and pricing details for your music.

Guides

Reporter User Guide

Learn how to use the command-line tool Reporter to download sales and financial reports.

Guides

iTunes Connect Music Ticketing User Guide

Use tickets in iTunes Connect to make changes to your content that's available for sale on Apple Music and the iTunes Store.

Guides

iTunes Connect Payments and Financial Reports Guide

Learn how to access and read reports that detail your monthly earnings, amounts owed, and payments made to you.

Guides

Music Analytics API Guide

Find out how to use the Music Analytics API to run anonymous queries that track audience engagement, location details, and more.

Guides

iTunes Package Music Specification Addendum: Extended Contributor Roles

A list of extended contributor roles for music on the iTunes Store.

Guides

iTunes Package Music Specification Addendum: Music, Music Video, and Ringtone Genre Codes

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

Apple Music Reporting

Find details about tracking your analytics, sales, and trends.

Payments and Financial Report Basics

Find out how to download payments and financial reports in iTunes Connect.

Getting Paid

Learn about minimum payment requirements and how to troubleshoot issues with your payments.

Reporter User Guide

See out how to download and read sales and financial reports with our command-line tool.

iTunes Producer

Our tool to upload your music to iTunes Connect.

Find a partner

Work with a partner to get your music on Apple Music.

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