Explore articles, forums, and guides that will help you learn the basics, manage your account, understand your analytics, and use tools to create and record your music.


Claim your artist page

Artists and artist managers can request access to Apple Music for Artists by claiming their artist page.


Manage users on your account

Add members of your team to your Apple Music for Artists account, so they can view analytics, manage artist images, send lyrics, and view account information.

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Keep your fans in the loop with favorites

When listeners add your artist page to their favorites in Apple Music, they can quickly discover your new releases and find your content.

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Promote your content and Milestones with custom assets

Learn how to create and customize assets in Promote on Apple Music for Artists.


Manage your artist content and profile

The Artist Content section in Apple Music for Artists lets you take more control of your profile to add your personal touches. Learn how to add lyrics, your artist image, and personal artist details—all in one place.


Add your artist image

Add your artist image to help fans quickly locate your page and give potential listeners another reason to check you out.


Add your lyrics to Apple Music

Get step-by-step instructions to successfully deliver your lyrics to Apple Music.


Understand your analytics

Learn how to read your Artist Analytics to identify trends and measure your music’s impact.


Inspired, with Take A Daytrip

Take A Daytrip explains how they blend analog audio with digital tools to bridge genres and create music with a unique, gritty sound.

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Promote Your Content

Create customized promo assets that you can share on your social channels to build momentum around a release.

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How to make the most of Promote

Promote in Apple Music for Artists allows artists to create and customize assets to market music, download assets to highlight when songs are added to playlists, and share links that drive to Apple Music.

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The value of Linkfire links

Create Linkfire links in the Promote section of Apple Music for Artists on the web to share your songs, albums, and music videos with fans on social media.

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Protect against stream manipulation

At Apple Music we take stream manipulation seriously, as our goal is to maintain a fair service for artists. Learn how to avoid working with partners that manipulate play counts using artificial and deceptive means. Plus, discover best practices for growing your audience organically.


October 16, 2023

iOS 17: What’s new for Apple Music

Discover all of the new Apple Music features and enhancements announced earlier this year that are now available with our latest iOS update.


February 08, 2023

Welcome to the new Apple Music for Artists

Check out all-new features that let you add more personality to your profile, upload your lyrics, and access all your marketing insights in one place.


View guidelines for Artist Profile

The Artist Profile tab in your account allows you to provide detailed information about yourself as an artist. Check out the guidelines for adding details that you can share with fans.


Get your music on Apple Music

Partner with a distributor to ensure your music is correctly formatted and ready for streaming services and digital download stores.


Control your communications

Stay informed with weekly emails that provide insights into your music, new features, and updates related to your account maintenance.


Apple Music for Artists on iOS

Apple Music for Artists is available on the App Store. Get a snapshot of your music’s performance on the go.


View guidelines for artist images

Review the formats and guidelines to ensure your artist profile picture displays alongside your content on Apple Music, the iTunes Store, and Shazam.


Cover art

Use cover art to get people talking about your next release and learn about the guidelines for cover art on Apple Music.


Get a global view of listeners

Use Places to see your listening activity and uncover your top songs across the globe.


See how Shazam works for artists

Shazam data opens new ways to connect with new fans. See how listeners are discovering your music to keep you connected with your growing audience.


See your song stats and listener trends

Use Trends to learn more about how your fans discover your most popular songs.


Review guidelines for submitting lyrics

Review our Lyrics Guidelines and correctly format your lyrics for submission.

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Understanding the basics of music publishing

Learn about performing rights organizations to help you collect songwriting royalties.

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Make your concert dates discoverable in Shazam

Pair your concert information and ticket links with Shazam to make sure fans never miss a show.

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Apple Music Marketing Tools

Create badges, embeddable widgets, and audio cards to help fans find your artist page, top songs, and albums.

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Apple Music pre-adds

Apple Music pre-adds allows listeners to add music for upcoming releases to their library or playlists.

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Music metadata

Learn about the importance of music metadata to better understand how listeners can find your music on Apple Music.

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Why an Electronic Press Kit matters

An EPK is your professional resume and business card that makes it easy for music industry professionals to access and review your work.


Inspired, with Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers discusses why he rerecorded his music in Spatial Audio and how the immersive new technology will influence the next generation of music makers.

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Releasing your music as an independent artist

Creative Studios artists and mentors discuss the resources available for releasing music as independent artists.

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How technology is helping more people make music

Creative Studios artists and mentors discuss technology’s role in making music creation more accessible.

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Attracting listeners by being authentic

Creative Studios artists and mentors discuss how authenticity is key to finding fans.

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Share Your Milestones

Share milestones and celebratory moments on your social channels or over email.

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Personalize Your Artist Profile

Take control of your presence on Apple Music and personalize your artist bio with a Q&A section.

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Your Overview Page

See a snapshot of your music’s performance over time.

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View Your Releases and Add Lyrics

Get a unified view of your artist content on Apple Music, and upload your song lyrics so fans can follow along.

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Your Artist Image

Learn how to add a photo to your Apple Music and Shazam profiles.

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Taking the long road with Zane Lowe

Apple Music global creative director and co-head of Artist Relations on inspiration versus imitation.

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Finding your people with Ebro Darden

Apple Music global head of Hip-Hop and R&B on building your team and how to get heard.

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Take Action Using Trends

Find out how Trends can help you understand your fans and keep them engaged.


Inspired, with TRAKGIRL

TRAKGIRL discusses how experimenting with sound and studying past influences helped her develop her signature style and produce the single “CANDYMAN.”

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Access Your Artist Account

Manage access to your Apple Music for Artists account.

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Getting Support

Explore articles and guides that will help you learn the basics as well as access general support topics.

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Places and Your Music

Get a global view of your listeners with an interactive map, and see data in one place.


August 13, 2021

Apple launches Today at Apple Creative Studios

Today at Apple Creative Studios offers mentorship from renowned artists for young creatives around the world.

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Shazam Data and Apple Music Playlist Data

See how to access Shazam data and Apple Music playlist placements, and filter by city, state, country, or region.

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Intro to

Explore, the place where artists go to get informed, educated, and inspired.


November 16, 2021

Apple is using Shazam to identify and compensate all DJ mix creators

Apple is using Shazam technology to identify and compensate all creators featured in a DJ mix.

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Manage Users on Your Account

Get your account verified. Then add team members so they can view analytics, manage artist images, upload lyrics, and share your milestones.


June 02, 2021

Apple Music Insights: Royalties

Learn more about our philosophy and values regarding streaming royalties, publishing operations, and editorial playlists.


May 11, 2021

Up Next has gone global

The Up Next initiative showcases emerging artists in monthly marketing and editorial features on Apple Music in select countries and regions around the world.


May 10, 2021

Introducing Apple Music City Charts

Updated daily, Apple Music City Charts feature the top songs in over 100 cities, putting a spotlight on local artists around the world.

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Apple Music introduces concert discovery features

Fans can now explore upcoming concerts using Spotlight Search, Apple Music Guides, and Set Lists.

Creative Support

Whether you’re just getting started or ready to go pro, you can find in-depth answers to many common questions.

Voice Memos

Learn how to get the most out of Voice Memos on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch so you can quickly record your ideas the moment inspiration strikes.


Explore this helpful collection of information, forums, and more, including step-by-step guides to get you started creating music with GarageBand.

Logic Pro

Unlock your musical creativity with this detailed guide. Learn workflows that help you turn ideas into fully realized professional music productions.


Take your Mac to the stage. MainStage provides a full-screen interface optimized for live shows, flexible hardware control, and a massive collection of sounds that are compatible with Logic Pro.

Contact Us

Have a question about your Apple Music for Artists account, music analytics, or submitting lyrics or images? Our dedicated team can help.