On every platform where your own music is available, you should be able to present yourself to potential buyers as good as possible. At Apple Music, the solution is Apple Music Connect. Fans can follow their favourite artists and everyone who has bought or added your music automatically becomes a follower. That’s why it’s important to edit your artist profile on Apple Music.
This function is available to all artists whose music can be found on Apple Music. Since this is free of charge, you should not miss this opportunity. Unlike other providers, you are free as an artist. What you want to share with your fan community – videos, lyrics, pictures, tour dates or other messages – is completely open. The fans can link, comment or share your posts via social networks, mail or iMessage.
The first step is to use this link to request access to your Apple Music artist profile. For this you need your Apple ID and of course your password.
Once you have entered this click on the + symbol in the upper left corner of the screen.
Then click again on + next to “Artist”.
Search by name or iTunes link for yourself or your band, then click Add.
The next step is to specify your relationship to the artist. Are you yourself or do you represent the management or the label?
Finally, you have to fill in some information and press “Send”. Apple will review your registration and email you when your Connect account is ready to use.
Once you have access, you can edit your Connect account. You’ll need to log into Apple Music or iTunes. Then click “new post” and select the band profile of the artist you’d like to post something for. Now you can add content, photos, and video.
It is important that you own the rights to the content you post. You can’t earn money with these posts. This is only possible with streams (Apple Music) or downloads (iTunes). But it is another tool to be in contact with your fans.
You can post JPEG and PNG images, audio files (up to 90 minutes) and videos (up to 8 minutes). Once you’ve recorded the content on your iPhone or iPad, you can use the Apple Music app to transfer it directly to your artist profile on Apple Music.
Fans can view your content on any device, but as artists you must post it on an Apple device. At the very least, Apple will provide an “embeded player” that you can use to share your posted content.
You can find more information about the upload here.
You can find out how to create an artist profile on Spotify here.
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