TuneCore is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Apple for the new Apple Music for Artists program. This program will give artists key analytic data so they can measure their music’s impact. It will also give them greater control over their Apple Music and iTunes Artist Pages.
TuneCore has been helping independent artists sell their music online for over a decade. While the digital music landscape has exploded with new players and the advent of streaming platforms, it was Apple that TuneCore counted as one of its first partners back in 2006. Artists being able to sell their music in the iTunes Store without the assistance of a record label was a big deal, and we consider Apple Music For Artists to be another great milestone.
If you’ve been releasing your music to Apple Music already, you know how many fans you can reach. Now, as a TuneCore Artist, you’ll have access to new, detailed and helpful data sets and analytics that will give you insight into:
- Who is streaming your music
- What location they’re listening from
- Milestones your tracks are reaching
- Streaming, radio and download data
Want to customize your Apple Music artist page? This new partnership allows TuneCore Artists to upload a personalized artist photo. Even cooler, you can download the new Apple Music for Artists app (available on iOS) to monitor your music’s performance on the go.
“Apple has been a valued partner of TuneCore since day one,” says TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman. “Their commitment to giving artists a platform to sell music and reach fans is rivaled only by their commitment to consistent and impactful innovation. We’re happy to give our artists early access to improved data and personalization with Apple Music For Artists.”
TuneCore Artists: To get access to Apple Music For Artists and claim your Artist Profile, click here and follow the instructions. Please note: You’ll have the opportunity during the sign-up process to authenticate your artist profile request using your TuneCore account email address and password. This is recommended as it’ll give you faster access to Apple Music For Artists.
This is good news for artists of all genres looking to expand their promotional efforts on one of the biggest streaming and download platforms in the world. Distributing your releases with TuneCore gives you the first opportunity to take advantage of Apple Music For Artists, and we’re psyched to offer our artists access to new features.
For more information on Apple Music For Artists, check out our Knowledge Base.