Stay up to date on new Apple Music features and enhancements.
June 15, 2021
Learn about Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio— including delivery, specs, audio profile and FAQs.
April 5, 2021
The Album Summary in iTunes Connect now has a clickable icon that takes providers directly to Apple Music artist pages.
August 8, 2019
We've made some updates to the iTunes Store Music Style Guide.
August 7, 2019
Mastered for iTunes is now known as Apple Digital Masters.
June 10, 2019
At WWDC, we announced that iTunes is becoming three separate apps — Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. All of your favorite iTunes features, including the iTunes Store, will be available in these three new and more focused apps designed for macOS Catalina.
June 4, 2019
To indicate that a track or album is a DJ Mix, we've added a new value <flag> tag.
January 31, 2019
As of February 1, 2019, all payments into bank accounts in New Zealand and Australia will be wire transfers.
December 12, 2018
Effective January 1, 2019, the portion of the agreement(s) that covers distribution of your music or video content into Canada will be assigned from Apple Inc., a United States entity, to Apple Canada Inc., a Canadian entity. Apple may require you to provide additional tax information in order to minimize any impact or disruption
June 27, 2018
We’ve added two new Source of Stream values and two new End Reason Type Values to your Sales and Trends dashboard and reporting.
March 21, 2018
You can now download one financial report that shows all currencies in which your music is sold.
November 15, 2017
Two new iTunes Store sales reports are available, providing detailed, anonymized information about your customers.
May 17, 2017
Learn about the updated requirements for music videos.
May 17, 2017
Use the iTunes Store Music Style Guide to learn about some common metadata issues.
April 17, 2017
The artist feed has been created to help ensure your music appears on the correct artist page.
March 27, 2017
Overview provides curated metrics to help you measure and track the performance of your content. Container Name in Top Streams provides insight on playlists and radio stations where your content is played.
March 17, 2017
Playlist Name, Playlist Type, and Playlist ID will have new column names starting March 24, 2017.
February 8, 2017
Providing the audio locale for a track helps ensure it can be correctly surfaced if selected for Beats 1 programming and Apple Music's curated playlists. We've expanded the available selection to now include new options.
November 7, 2016
After December 6, 2016, you will no longer be able to use the Autoingestion tool to download your Sales and Trends reports or your Payments and Financial reports.
September 7, 2016
iTunes Match reports and payments for August are delayed. Some royalties for August will be paid with September earnings.
August 18, 2016
Artist photos allow listeners to easily identify your artist throughout Apple Music and the iTunes Store. We strongly recommend adding a photo to represent each artist, as Artist Images are displayed in search results, listener libraries, similar artist suggestions, and on playlist pages where their song is included.
August 10, 2016
Download your Sales and Trends reports and your Payments and Financial reports using Reporter, a command-line tool introduced last fall. We recommend switching to Reporter, as the Autoingestion tool will no longer be available at the end of November 2016.
July 21, 2016
We've added new guidelines to the Music Style Guide to define requirements for cultural sensitivities, track count limit, karaoke content containing a lead vocal, phonetics for Asian languages, and Arabic and Farsi metadata. Also see instructions on how to adjust accented characters, casing, and non-alphanumeric characters in artist names.
April 8, 2016
We’re changing the way we process sales data for Asia-Pacific countries to help you get your data sooner. Now, transactions made in the territories listed will be available the next day, as opposed to two days. We've also updated Apple Music reports to help you better understand your listener data.
February 29, 2016
Daily Apple Music Streams Reports are available starting February 29. This will help you measure the performance of your catalog on Apple Music, analyze listener engagement with your content, and more.
February 25, 2016
Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect has been redesigned to make it easier to view and download your monthly financial data. We’ve consolidated all the data to a single page, and you can now download several financial reports at once.
December 1, 2015
Apple Music financial reports now include information about paid memberships and Beats 1 plays. Additionally, a new offline indicator field has been added to the Apple Music detail file so you can see the number of royalty bearing plays that occurred while devices were both online and offline.
November 11, 2015
You can now use two-step verification or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID on iTunes Connect. Take advantage of these security features to prevent anyone from accessing or using your Apple ID, even if they know your password.
October 1, 2015
Your Apple Music Financial Reports are now available in Payments and Financial Reports on iTunes Connect. These reports include the Apple Music Cover Sheet and Financial Detail. Note that reports for the month of July only contain royalties for trial members.