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.
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.
Promote Your Content
Create customized promo assets that you can share on your social channels to build momentum around a release.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Add 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.
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.
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.
Releasing your music as an independent artist
Creative Studios artists and mentors discuss the resources available for releasing music as independent artists.
How technology is helping more people make music
Creative Studios artists and mentors discuss technology’s role in making music creation more accessible.
Attracting listeners by being authentic
Creative Studios artists and mentors discuss how authenticity is key to finding fans.
Share Your Milestones
Share milestones and celebratory moments on your social channels or over email.
Personalize Your Artist Profile
Take control of your presence on Apple Music and personalize your artist bio with a Q&A section.
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.
Your Artist Image
Learn how to add a photo to your Apple Music and Shazam profiles.
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.
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.”
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.
Explore articles and guides that will help you learn the basics as well as access general support topics.
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.
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.
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.
Promote your content and Milestones with custom assets
Learn how to create and customize assets in Promote on Apple Music for Artists.
Apple Music introduces concert discovery features
Fans can now discover concerts using Apple Music Guides and Set Lists — two new ways to connect artists with audiences.