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.
Claim your account
Artists and artist managers can request access to Apple Music for Artists by claiming their artist page.
Manage access to your artist page
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.
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.
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.
Use cover art to get people talking about your next release and learn about the guidelines for cover art on Apple Music.
Understand your analytics
Learn how to read your Artist Analytics to identify trends and measure your music’s impact.
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.
Send your lyrics to Apple Music
Get step-by-step instructions to successfully deliver your lyrics to Apple Music.
Understanding the basics of music publishing
Learn about performing rights organizations to help you collect songwriting royalties.
Make your concert dates discoverable in Shazam
Pair your concert information and ticket links with Shazam to make sure fans never miss a show.
Share your Milestones, celebrate with fans
Share your Apple Music milestones directly from the iOS app to your favorite social platforms.
Apple Music Marketing Tools
Create badges, embeddable widgets, and audio cards to help fans find your artist page, top songs, and albums.
Apple Music pre-adds
Apple Music pre-adds allows listeners to add music for upcoming releases to their library or playlists.
Learn about the importance of music metadata to better understand how listeners can find your music on Apple Music.
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.
Taking the long road with Zane Lowe
Apple Music global creative director and co-head of Artist Relations on inspiration versus imitation.
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.
Inspired, with TRAKGIRL
TRAKGIRL discusses how experimenting with sound and studying past influences helped her develop her signature style and produce the single “CANDYMAN.”
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.
Verify Your Artist Account
Get your artist page verified, then assign roles for you and your team.
Share Your Milestones
Share milestones and celebratory moments on your social channels or over email.
Take Action Using Trends
Find out how Trends can help you understand your fans and keep them engaged.
Places and Your Music
Get a global view of your listeners with an interactive map, and see data in one place.
Your Artist Image
Learn how to add a photo to your Apple Music and Shazam profiles.
Marketing Links and Tools
Create links or embeddable widgets and badges that lead fans to your artist page, top songs, and playlists.
Explore articles and guides that will help you learn the basics as well as access general support topics.
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.
Intro to Artists.Apple.com
Explore artists.apple.com, 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.
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.
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.