Create Your Ping Artist Page

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Each week more and more TuneCore Artists are getting Ping Artist Pages.  Based on what we are seeing and our history working with Apple, we anticipate the volume of TuneCore Artists with activated Ping Pages will significantly increase in the near future.

To be eligible for a Ping Artist Page just use TuneCore to distribute your release.  Then follow the steps below and it’s easy to set up your Artist Page.  As Apple continues to authenticate the account owner for these pages for the millions of artists in the iTunes store, more and more Ping Artist pages will be activated.


To provide more insight on your Ping Artist Page, Apple has created an “Artist Guide and Best Practices” document which you will receive after TuneCore Ping registration (see steps below).  It provides detailed information on the format, types of video and pictures you can include on your Ping Artist Page along with a step by step process on how to upload videos, tips on settings for your iPhone, etc.


Get Your Ping Artist Page With TuneCore Distribution

How To Set Up Your Ping Artist Page With TuneCore

  1. You must distribute music through TuneCore.
  2. Download and fill out the TuneCore Ping registration form and email it to ping@tunecore.com.
  3. You will receive a link to download the iTunes Artist Guide and Best Practices PDF
  4. After TuneCore Artists Services registers your account through iTunes and you will receive confirmation email from iTunes within three weeks.
  5. Refer to your Ping Artist Guide to set up your Ping Artist Page.
  6. Stay active on Ping, share your favorite music, and find new fans.

DOWNLOAD TUNECORE PING ARTIST PAGE REGISTRATION FORM

Click here to download the form as a PDF

  • http://www.gothcandy.com/ Alice

    Uh, could I get a PDF version of that form? Some of us don’t use Microsoft Office.

  • http://ralfkrebs.com Ralf Krebs

    Hi Alice,
    you can use google documents, it´s simple and quick!
    Ralf

  • http://www.manovermusic.com Staffan Öfwerman

    Done. Now I’ve sent the file for Grand Pop Station.
    Great again Tunecore!!!

  • http://www.indieambassador.com Chris

    Awesome! I’d almost given up on Ping. Thanks!

  • http://thisisdecktonic.com Decktonic

    You can import an XLS into Google Docs or OpenOffice!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/the-engineer Brian K. James

    If you have iWork 09, you can use Numbers. Just drag it onto the icon in the doc, and BOOM.

  • http://www.stevencravis.com Steven Cravis

    Alice, http://google.com/docs has a great free online spreadsheet (like Excel) program. You just have to make a username and password of your own for signing in. Then your documents will follow you world wide at whatever computer you want to log into.

  • http://web.me.com/cupcakeluvr98/miranda.com/Welcome.html Ashley reed

    i did it!! now what? i already have a ping account as a person.. will they transfer it or doi i have to do i t again? and i still have to wwait 3 more week s for that itunes email. great.

  • http://www.tunecore.com Peter Wells

    Ashley, yep, you do need an artist Ping account if you want one, it’s not the same as an individual Ping account. Starting it is very easy though, takes only seconds. :)

  • Jeremy

    I’ve got the Excel sheet filled and sent in, but why not just setup a web form to fill out? It would be so much simpler. Excel sheets will require some sort of office program and even a PDF form will require software capable of saving edits to PDF files.

  • http://www.tunecore.com Peter Wells

    Everything in time, it’s spreadsheet right now, give us time to build more.
    –Peter

  • http://www.facebook.com/beyond.the.labyrinth Geert Fieuw

    Beyond The Labyrinth thanks you.
    http://www.facebook.com/beyond.the.labyrinth

  • http://tricil.net tricil

    This is going to be a long Three Weeks. =)

  • Chris

    Thanks! Just sent my Excel sheet in!

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    helo

  • http://www.bossmoneyco.com Goran P

    Are yall into classical music sounding like some professional dorks quote “got my spread sheet filled and ready to go” what is up ??? and also why ain’t my ring tones showing up on itunes when I paid for the service through tunecore???? give me a break man, wasting my time on this nah thanks.

  • JaniferYo

    Billy Kain Rocks!

  • http://www.fluziano.com FLuziano
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  • http://www.tunecore.com/music/paultaitpage Paul Tait

    I sent in my information but no email instructions yet… Is this an expected delay?

  • Robert

    I don’t know how to find my apple artist ID??? Am I the only idiot here? Where do I “right click” on the band name in the Itunes store? I went to the store and tried this but got nothing…Someone please help.

  • Paul

    i can’t get my artist ID either, right clicking, and nothing…

  • http://www.tunecore.com Peter Wells

    Robert, Paul, just write ping@tunecore.com and explain your difficulty. Be sure to include your artist name and album name.
    –Peter

  • http://www.josemascaro.com Jose M

    Thanks for the set up Tunecore!
    Artist ping account is up now.
    Enjoy the music!
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jose-mascaro/id392126970

  • http://www.onirikalab.com Jk LLoyd

    I have mine! http://bit.ly/ajzUID

  • jacob

    can you email mine if you dont care i need the form i want to be on ping as a artist really bad thankyou if you do.

  • Sregey

    Please let me know if i can setup a ping artist acoount despite the fact that in my country itunes music store is not aviable.
    Thanks.

  • Aaron

    What is the outcome if the art does or doesn’t record under another name or alias?

  • http://www.roughluxuryrecords.com Cris is Bliss

    I have a label with a couple of artist. Should the label set up a ping account or should each artist have a ping account or both?

  • http://myspace.com/callmefrankmusic Tim

    Right Click on the artist name aka mine is “Submerse” and it will say “Send Link” And “Copy Link”. Click copy link and your artist ID is at the end of the link :o)
    For a macbook you can press control+click or put two fingers on the trackpad and click!

    • Maiky 007

      but on grid mate do i put my stage name or real name on the second box for Artist/mangerment contact name ?

  • Tim

    @ Criss is Bliss
    Setup individual artist accounts. No offense to you since I run a label as well… but nobody really knows the label name… let alone cares. It’s all about the artist name. So if I’m searching for Eminem I’m not going to search for Aftermath. I hope that makes since. Good Luck!

  • Roccon

    Just sent out registration, let’s see how it goes, in the meantime, check me out http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-ceasar-single/id365581320

  • http://profile.typepad.com/threethirtymusi Threethirtymusi

    Check out the Threethirty cd on iTunes. Shake & Slide single

  • S.Beyond

    just filled out my form and sent it in-thank you
    S.Beyond

  • http://www.fororchestra.com WaltRibeiro

    Just did this. Thanks Tunecore!

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  • Wilson Fontaine

    Hey there Tunecore, can you make this document into a simple PDF for download? Im having trouble with the xls file format. Thank you!

    • Jammer

      ditto

      • Anonymous

        We’ve just added a link to a pdf download at the bottom of the post. Hope that helps!

      • Anonymous

        @jammer

        Told Artist Support – I believe they will be sending you a PDF

        Jeff

  • Allen Fredrick

    When I right click on my name in the iTunes Store I only get a drop down menu that says Open Link/ Copy link. There is nothing that shows any artist apple ID. How do I register then?

    • Anonymous

      Hey Allen,

      Just click “copy link” from the drop down, and then paste that link somewhere so you can see the whole thing. At the end of the link is “id” followed by a string of numbers. That string of numbers is your artist ID. Sorry for the confusion!

    • Anonymous

      Hey Allen

      You can view your Apple ID by copying and then pasting that link you’re referring to and in that link you’ll see at the end “…/idXXXXXXXX” (the Xs will be numbers). That is your ID.

      Let me know if there is anything else you need.

      Best,

      Sean

      Artist Support and Label Relations
      http://www.tunecore.com

      Talk to us on Twitter: @TuneCoreSupport

      Watch our videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/tunecore

  • Maiky 007

    hi just filling out ping form does artist-mangerment contact name have to been real name or stage name ?

  • Maiky 007

    but on grid mate do i put my stage name or real name on the second box for Artist/mangerment contact name ?

  • Puertorock
  • http://twitter.com/TouiTouiTV Toui Toui

    I have just completed the form. Looking forward to seeing my official profile on iTunes :)

  • http://twitter.com/musilosophy musilosophy

    Where should I write the data in the xls file? A raw for each artist?
    Thank you for this service.

    http://youtubelive.tv

    • Anonymous

      Hi there,

      You should fill it out so there’s a row for each apple ID/Artist. If you need any help filling it out just shoot an email to ping@tunecore.com

      Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Subject ————————————————————— [tunecoreblog] Re: Create Your Ping Artist Page

      Discussion Thread ————————————————————— Response Via Email(Sean) – 09/19/2011 01:08 PM
      Hey there

      You can definitely input multiple artists’ information on different lines in the Ping registration form spreadsheet. Or you can send us a filled out from for each artist, whatever is easiest for you.
      Let me know if there is anything else you need.

      Best,

      Sean
      Artist Support and Label Relations
      http://www.tunecore.com

      Talk to us on Twitter: @TuneCoreSupport

      Watch our videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/tunecore

      Customer By Email (Jeff Price) – 09/18/2011 02:28 PM
      Begin forwarded message:

    • Anonymous

      Subject ————————————————————— [tunecoreblog] Re: Create Your Ping Artist Page

      Discussion Thread ————————————————————— Response Via Email(Sean) – 09/19/2011 01:08 PM
      Hey there

      You can definitely input multiple artists’ information on different lines in the Ping registration form spreadsheet. Or you can send us a filled out from for each artist, whatever is easiest for you.
      Let me know if there is anything else you need.

      Best,

      Sean
      Artist Support and Label Relations
      http://www.tunecore.com

      Talk to us on Twitter: @TuneCoreSupport

      Watch our videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/tunecore

      Customer By Email (Jeff Price) – 09/18/2011 02:28 PM
      Begin forwarded message:

  • Martinkitcher

    This is great ! Thanks!

    m

  • Mohamed Shata

    I’ve sent mine on July 7th. I have not received any email from tune core  or iTunes since.

    Should I send it again?

    Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Hi,

      I’m sorry you haven’t heard! Please write to ping@tunecore.com and include the form with that email so our team can straighten this out for you asap. Sorry for the delay!

  • ROSS EDWARDS

    hi ya, ive just submitted my ping form, i struggled to find the APPLE ID, i hope you can add it for me

    thanks

    • Anonymous

      We can certainly help you add it! Just shoot an email to ping@tunecore.com so we can help you with the process.

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  • Hearts

    After letting our label run off into the sunset (you heard right WE fired our label) we would like to start our own itunes ping account via tunecore. Our old label still has our album up on itunes but we’ve never had a ping acct. Will this be a problem as we re-upload our music under the same name? 

    • Anonymous

      ill ask Artist Support to get in touch with you to see if we can pull it off!
      jeff

  • Noelpetersonmusic

    Excellent. Just sent in my information for a Ping Artist page.

    In the meantime, check my music out:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/humility/id441931104

  • Ab3l1tr0vevo

    What is this for? just to create a ping profile?
    Im looking something to identify my music like an Artist ID Or sum’ Can someone please help me?

  • Pink For President

    THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS STILL BADDD

    • Anonymous

      Sorry you’re having some trouble with our Ping address! Our customer support team just contacted you via email to help out…

  • http://twitter.com/thoughtofchange Ryan Lloyd

    Apparently I cannot edit the Artist Registration Form… Is there any other way? I will let you know all the details!

    • Anonymous

      Hi there,

      If you’re unable to edit the ping form we’ve supplied as a PDF and an excel doc, please write to ping@tunecore.com

      Thank you!

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    It’s just a big FAKE !!! You’ll never see your money , till you have a real Record Label !!

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      I was paid.

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    Ping Pages will significantly increase in the near future.

  • DJ Lopez

    How do I get my Artist Apple ID? My song hasnt been released yet…and I havent been asked to sign up for an artist Apple ID, so how do I do it?

  • Stevenn

    Hi- same deal here.  Unable to add any information to either of the forms.  Pls advise-  thanks!  Stevenn

  • David Fattore

    Are you allowed you place multiple numbers on the submission form? e.g. where it asks for either the artist’s or the manager’s number… can you put both as a precautionary measure?

    Same question applies to the email!

    • admin

      Only one phone number is allowed, but there are two areas for email contacts