How to Publish Music on iTunes
Getting your music into the iTunes Music Store can be a huge step to gaining necessary exposure, especially if you are a band that is unrepresented by a major music label. Publishing your music on iTunes does not cost anything, but will require you to complete a specific process in order to do so.
You can publish music on iTunes as often or as infrequently as you'd like.
- Getting your music into the iTunes Music Store can be a huge step to gaining necessary exposure, especially if you are a band that is unrepresented by a major music label.
Fill out an iTunes Music Store application. This is required for all artists wishing to put music into the iTunes Music Store. It is a way for Apple to review the content of your music and make sure that it fits the image they have established. You can find the iTunes Store Application at https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZLabel.woa/wa/apply.
Wait for Apple to review your application. Depending on the frequency at which they receive applications, this can take a few days or a few weeks. They will contact you at the e-mail address you've provided in the application with your approval.
Upload your music to the website Apple specifies in your application approval e-mail. This will upload your music directly to the iTunes Store, and allow you to choose cover art, provide a description and set a cost. Once the upload is complete, it can be accessed from the iTunes Store by anyone with iTunes installed on their computer or any owner of an iPhone or iPod Touch.
- Paste this URL in your browser to access the iTunes Music Store Application: https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZLabel.woa/wa/apply
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