Get Your Music on Apple Music

If you want to get your music on Apple Music, TuneCore makes it easy. We’ll upload your songs on Apple Music and other digital music stores & streaming platforms. You keep 100% of your revenue.

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How to Get Your Music on Apple Music

  1. Sign up for a TuneCore account to get your music on Apple Music.
  2. Select the type of release you want to get on Apple Music: single or album.
  3. Upload your music and cover art to put your songs on Apple Music.
  4. Add music contributors so they get credited when your songs are played.
  5. Get your music on Apple Music once it’s been approved by TuneCore.
  6. View your sales and streaming reports. You keep 100% of your revenue.
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TuneCore Success Stories

"At the center of our crazy dreams for this band is just a want to connect with the folks listening to our music - to move people, whether they’re in the same room, or across the world. Tunecore has made that a possibility, and also a much simpler process."

Dakota Jones, TuneCore Artist since 2016

"TuneCore has made [my success] possible just because I'm completely independent. I have no management, I have no agents or label telling me what to do or telling me where to go or what the next step is and giving me ideas...I love being independent."

M. Maggie, TuneCore Artist since 2015

Why should you use TuneCore to get on Apple Music

TuneCore has been advocating for independent artists worldwide for over a decade. Since 2006, we have always made it our mission to level the playing field for musicians everywhere. Don’t have a label? No problem.

Worldwide Distribution
Keep 100% of Your Sales
Streaming and Sales Data
Extensive Artist Services
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TuneCore Doesn't Stop at Apple Music

TuneCore adds your music to more than 150 online music stores and streaming services across the world, including:

spotify amazon tiktok youtube beatport

How much does it cost to put songs on Apple Music?

TuneCore has made it easy, cheap, and fast to put your music on the most popular streaming services and stores worldwide. Submit your music on Apple Music with TuneCore starting at $19.99 with our Unlimited Distribution plans

How long does it take to get music on Apple Music?

We care about making sure that when you release music, your songs get out to your fan base as quickly as possible. After you upload your music, it will take us about one day to approve it. Then you can expect to hear your songs on Apple Music after 2-3 business days.

How often does Apple Music pay out?

Though TuneCore gets you paid as soon as possible, we still have to wait for Apple Music. Typically, there is a two-month delay on streaming services and online stores earnings. So, if you put your music on Apple Music in January, you’ll see your first payments in March.

Can anyone put their music on Apple Music?

Worried that you might not qualify for submitting your songs through TuneCore? Don’t fret. Anyone can distribute their music through TuneCore. so long as you follow our Style Guide on release information and have your songs in the preferred format.

How do I promote my music on Apple Music?

When you use TuneCore to put your music to Apple Music, you can quickly verify and claim your artist name on Apple Music For Artists. Apple Music for Artists lets you upload photos, add a custom bio, and you’ll start getting Apple Music data on your account’s streams.

What's the difference between iTunes and Apple Music?

iTunes is a music store that allows you to purchase songs and download them to your personal media library. Apple Music is a subscription-based streaming service where you select the music you want to stream to your devices on demand.