How to upload an album to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the largest music streaming platforms in the world. In it, hundreds of albums and songs are uploaded daily where all the artists try to gain a foothold in the music scene, butHow do we upload the songs? In this post we are going to see it.

Preparing your album

Before uploading the album to the Apple Music platform, you have to have all the information for the project to be uploaded successfully, since Apple does not allow artists to upload music autonomous. To do this, you have to perform the following steps:

  1. the songs in digital format high quality (preferably WAV or FLAC)
  2. album art in JPG or PNG format with at least 3000×3000 pixels
  3. Basic information such as title, artist and song names, and credits: ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) for each track and UPC (Universal Product Code) for the entire album

Choose a dealer

As we have said in the previous section, Apple does not allow artists or groups to upload music directly, so if you want your album to appear on the Cupertino platform, you must work with a digital music distributor However, if you are an artist who has a contract with a record company, you probably have all this process informed and controlled, but in the event that you do not have any of it, you have to consult rates prices for them to take care of uploading your project.

Then you have to create an account on their website and complete the registration process. This generally includes providing basic information such as your name, email address, and payment details.

upload album

Once we have completed all the previous steps, the album upload processwhich consists of five steps that we will describe below:

  1. Enter the iBasic album information: title, artist name, genre and release date
  2. turn up the album art in JPG or PNG format
  3. Add album tracksmaking sure to provide the corresponding ISRC and complete credit information
  4. Enter the CPU from the full album
  5. Choose Apple Music as one of the platforms you want to distribute your music to

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Finally, Apple will review that all content is uploaded successfully and, if everything is in order, it will send it to Apple Music and other platforms that you have selected. The process can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on the dealer.

Artist profile and album promotion

Once your album has been released on the Apple Music platform, it is important verify and claim your profile from artist through Apple Music for Artists. This will allow you to access detailed statistics about your views and you will follow, as well as personalize your profile, with photos, biographies and links to your social networks. To claim your profile, visit artists.apple.com and follow the instructions to submit a request.

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When your album is on the web, you can make all the settings and promotion that you do in your social networks, press or collaborate with media to increase your visibility. Your work will always be on Apple Music, leaving your music imprint forever.