How to get your music on Apple Music‍

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How to upload music to Apple music

1. Sign up for a free Ditto Music account.

2. Upload your music to Apple Music along with your artwork, lyrics and drop date.

3. Submit credits and any collaborators to split royalties from Apple.

4. Get your Pre-Add link and promote it to your fans.

5. Receive in-depth streaming reports and keep all the royalties you earn.

How to upload songs to Apple Music

Why put your songs on Apple Music

Over 70 million music fans across the globe use Apple Music to discover, stream and download new music every single day.

Uploading your music to Apple Music with Ditto means you'll also get a free Apple Music Pre-Add SmartLink to share with fans in time for your next release.

You’ll also be able to access streaming data and insights about both your music and your audience on your personal Ditto dashboard.

Why use Ditto Music?

Release unlimited music to hundreds of stores.

Keep 100% of your royalties & rights.

Access pre-save, royalty splits and lyric uploads.

Get in-depth insights into streams, sales & listener data.

At Ditto Music, we support over a million artists worldwide. We’ve been powering independent music for over a decade, helping artists share their music with fans on the world’s biggest music platforms.

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How to get your music on Apple Music‍

Apple Music Distribution Explained

Can I upload music to Apple Music?

Yes! As long as the quality of your audio and artwork meets the platform’s specific guidelines, you can upload your music to Apple Music with zero fuss! Take a look at our rules & guidelines for audio and artwork before submitting your release to us to make sure it gets approved the first time round.

How long will it take to upload music on Apple Music?

If you want to get your music on Apple Music within 72 hours, you can do so through our Release Express service. Otherwise, you can expect it to take between 5-7 days to get your release processed by our team and approved by Apple Music.

Can I pick a specific release date on Apple Music?

Yes! As part of your subscription when you sign up with Ditto, you can select an exact release date for your track. Other distributors (like Distrokid) don't provide this option with extra costs. Just make sure the release date you’re submitting is at least 2 weeks from the day you upload it to our platform.

How much will I earn from Apple Music royalties?

It’s hard to predict how much you could generate from getting your music streamed on Apple Music. Apple Music’s pay-per-stream rate is influenced by a number of different factors, such as the location of your listener and whether or not they’re streaming your track from a paid or free subscription. Learn more about how much you can earn from Apple Music with our Streaming Royalties Calculator.

When can I expect to get paid by Apple Music?

You’ll be always get 100% of your Apple Music royalties directly into your Ditto account as soon as we receive them. You should expect a delay of usually around two months for royalties to arrive in your account after a track has been uploaded to the platform.

How can I get more streams from Apple Music?

Make sure you’re signed up to Apple Music for Artists where you can edit, update and verify your Apple artist profile, and access the platform’s in-app marketing tools and features. Keep an eye on our Unsigned Advice blog and subscribe to our mailing list so you don’t miss out on all the latest music industry advice and tips on promoting your music on Apple Music.

How do I start putting songs on Apple Music?

You can start right now with a 30-day free trial - just create a free Ditto Music account. Once you’re signed up, you can start uploading your music to Apple Music instantly. It’s really that easy. Not to mention you’ll keep 100% of the royalties you make.

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