- Setting up your artist profile
- Connecting your music to Apple Music
- Optimizing your artist profile
- Promoting your music on Apple Music
- Getting your music featured on Apple Music
- Analyzing your Apple Music stats
- Leveraging Apple Music for marketing
- Building a fanbase on Apple Music
A quick guide on how to sell your music on Apple Music and get your music heard by millions of potential fans.
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Apple Music is a streaming service that provides access to millions of songs. It’s available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. You can also listen to Apple Music on Android phones and tablets, Sonos speakers, Chromecast devices, smart TVs, and more. If you have an Apple TV 4K or an Apple TV HD, you can see lyrics while you listen to songs on Apple Music. Plus, you can access your music library and music videos on your Apple TV. If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can add songs and albums to your library from the Apple Music catalog.
Setting up your artist profile
If you’re an artist or band looking to sell your music on Apple Music, you first need to set up your artist profile. You can do this by going to the Apple Music for Artists website and signing in with your Apple ID. Once you’re signed in, click on “My Profile” and then “Edit Profile.” Here, you can enter your artist or band name, as well as a profile photo and bio. You can also add links to your website and social media accounts.
Once you’ve completed your artist profile, you can start uploading your music. To do this, click on “My Music” and then “+ Add Music.” You can upload up to three songs for free, or you can purchase an unlimited upload plan for $9.99/month. Once your songs are uploaded, they will be available for purchase on Apple Music.
Connecting your music to Apple Music
If you want to sell your music on Apple Music, you’ll need to connect your music to the iTunes Store. To do this, you’ll need to sign up for an Apple Music developer account. This account will allow you to access the iTunes Connect website, where you can add and manage your music. You can also use this account to submit your music to the iTunes Store.
Once you have an Apple Music developer account, you can begin adding your music to the iTunes Connect website. To do this, you’ll need to create a new “Music” folder in your “My Music” folder. You can then drag and drop your MP3 files into this folder. Once your files are in the folder, you can click on the “Add To” button and select “Apple Music.”
Once you’ve added your music to Apple Music, you can begin selling it immediately. When someone purchases a song from Apple Music, they will be charged the price that you’ve set for that song. You will then receive 70% of the purchase price, minus any applicable taxes.
Optimizing your artist profile
As an artist, you want to make sure your profile is optimized so new fans can easily find and connect with you. Here are a few tips:
Make sure your profile is public and that all your contact information is up to date.
Upload high-quality photos that represent your brand and artistry.
Choose a catchy username that reflects your stage name or the name of your band.
Include a link to your website in the “About” section of your profile.
Stay active on Apple Music by promoting your new releases and keeping your fans updated on tour dates, new merchandise, and other news.
Promoting your music on Apple Music
When you upload music to Apple Music, you can also promote it with a pre-order, an exclusive lyric video, or other artwork. Below, we’ll show you how to set up a pre-order and add promotional images and videos to your album or song.
If you want to make your music available on Apple Music before its release date, you can set up a pre-order. Once people order your album or song, they’ll get it automatically on the release date. Anyone who doesn’t order it will still be able to stream and download it after it’s released.
To set up a pre-order:
1. Go to your Music dashboard on Apple Music for Artists.
2. Click + next to Pre-Orders in the sidebar.
3. Select the type of content you want to upload: an album, song, EP, live album, or compilation. Then click Next.
4. Enter the following information:
-The release date of your content
-A description of your content
5. Click Next, then click Done.
Getting your music featured on Apple Music
As an artist, you can submit your music to Apple Music for review and potential inclusion in the Apple Music catalog. If your music is accepted, it will be featured alongside other artists on the service.
To submit your music, you’ll need to create an artist page on Apple Music. Once you’ve created your page, you can upload your music and artwork. You’ll also need to provide some information about yourself and your music, including genre tags, a biography, and social media links. After you’ve submitted your music, our team will review it and decide if it’s a good fit for the Apple Music catalog.
If your music is accepted, it will be featured in the Browse section of Apple Music, which is where users can discover new artists and songs. Your music will also be searchable on the service, so users can find it easily when they’re looking for new music to listen to.
In order to submit your music to Apple Music, you’ll need an active Apple Music subscription. You can sign up for a subscription on the Apple Music website or through the iTunes Store.
Analyzing your Apple Music stats
If you want to make sure your music is being heard by the right people and generate revenue from your streams, it’s important to keep an eye on your Apple Music stats. In this article, we’ll show you how to access and interpret your streaming data so you can make the most of Apple Music.
When you log in to your Apple Music account, you’ll be taken to the For You homepage. To find your stats, click on the Listen Now icon in the sidebar (it looks like a music note). Then, click on the “…” icon next to any song or album and select “Add to My Music.” This will take you to your personal music library where you can view your playlists, artists, albums, and songs.
To view your streaming statistics, click on the “Account” tab in the sidebar and select “Subscription.” Here, you’ll be able to see how many times each of your songs have been streamed, as well as how much money you’ve earned from your streams. You can also view your top countries and cities for streams.
Keep in mind that these numbers only reflect plays from Apple Music subscribers; they do not include plays from free trials or iTunes Radio. Also, becauseAppleMusic pays out 70% of its revenue to rights holders (artists, labels, publishers), what you see in your account is only a portion of what was actually earned. The rest goes to the platform provider.
Still, these stats can give you a good idea of which of your songs are being streamed the most and where your fans are located. Use this information to help promote your music in those areas and get more people streaming your tunes!
Leveraging Apple Music for marketing
As an artist, you can leverage Apple Music for marketing purposes by sharing your music with fans and followers and driving traffic to your profile. There are a few simple steps you can take to make the most of Apple Music as a marketing tool:
1. Make sure your music is available on Apple Music. If it’s not, you’re missing out on a huge potential audience.
2. Use social media to promote your music on Apple Music. Post about new releases, share links to your songs or albums, and encourage your fans to follow you on Apple Music.
3. Use Apple Music’s “For You” section to drive traffic to your profile. When users search for artists in the “For You” section, your profile will appear if you have music available on Apple Music. Make sure your profile is up-to-date and includes links to your website or social media accounts.
4. Drive traffic to your songs or albums with placement in the “New & Noteworthy” or “Top Charts” sections of Apple Music. These sections are curated by Apple Music editors and feature new and popular songs from all genres. To be considered for placement, make sure your music is high quality and submit it for consideration using the proper channels (you can find more information about this process onApple’s website).
By following these simple steps, you can leverage Apple Music as an effective marketing tool to reach new fans and grow your career as an artist.
Building a fanbase on Apple Music
The first step to take when you’re starting to build a fanbase on Apple Music is to get your songs onto the streaming service. Then, you need to start promoting your music and connecting with potential fans. Here are some tips on how to do both of those things:
Getting your music on Apple Music
If you want your music to be available on Apple Music, you’ll need to sign up for an account with an aggregator like Tunecore or CD Baby. Once you have an account, you can upload your songs and artwork, and then submit them for distribution. Once your songs are approved, they’ll be added to Apple Music’s catalog and will be available to stream.
Promoting your music
Now that your music is on Apple Music, it’s time to start promoting it! One way to do this is by using social media. Create a profile for yourself or your band on all of the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and make sure to post links to your songs whenever you release new music. You should also reach out to bloggers and other online outlets that write about music, and see if they’d be interested in featuring your songs on their sites.
Another way to promote your music is by playing live shows. If you can get booked for shows at popular venues in your city, that’s great! But even if you just play small shows at local bars or coffee shops, that’s still a good way to get people interested in your music. Playing live shows is also a great opportunity to sell merchandise like t-shirts or CDs. And finally, don’t forget about traditional forms of promotion like passing out flyers or posting posters around town!
So there you have it – our guide on how to sell music on Apple Music. We hope you found it helpful and that you’ll be able to use these tips to start selling your music on Apple Music. Good luck!