Apple Music Connect:

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have music on Apple Music, where do I go to claim my profile?

If you have music on Apple Music, you can start claiming your profile here.

How do I get my music on Apple Music?

To offer your music on Apple Music, you can go through one of our approved aggregators.

If I have music available in the iTunes Store, will it automatically be available in Apple Music?

If you have music in the iTunes Store and it isn’t showing up in Apple Music, check with your content provider. In some cases, your content provider will need to opt in to having your music on Apple Music.

What is Apple Music Connect?

This is where fans connect with you, the artist. Share your ideas, audio, videos, and photos, and engage directly with your fans. Anything you upload directly to Apple Music can be accessed by everyone, not just Apple Music members, making sure your voice has the widest reach possible.

For users, the Connect feed features posts from all of the artists and curators they follow. Users automatically follow artists whose music they’ve already downloaded, meaning your fanbase is likely already established.

On your artist page, the Connect section is home to all your posts. You can also share your posts on Facebook and Twitter, as well as comment on other artists' posts.

What can I post?

You can post a simple message, share your favorite music from our catalog, and upload your own work, including audio, videos, and photos. All users, whether they are members or not, can read your posts and stream content you upload. However, only members will be able to stream the songs, albums, and music videos you share from the Apple Music library.

You can also attach audio or videos that you upload to your existing albums in Apple Music and comment on other artists’ posts.

Please note that you must own all rights for any content that you upload to Apple Music (otherwise your access may be revoked). Your posts are subject to the iTunes Store Terms and Conditions, accessible here. Please review the sections entitled Submissions to the Apple Music Service and Apple Music Submissions Guidelines.

How do I post?

Once you have an Apple Music profile, you can start posting and sharing with your fans. While anyone can view and play the content you upload, artists can only post to Connect from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. See how here.

Are there guidelines for the content I upload?

Apple Music lets you upload audio (up to 150 minutes), videos (up to 15 minutes), or photos (in JPEG or PNG file formats) in the app with a simple tap.

Audio and videos can be professionally produced or spontaneously recorded on an iPhone or iPad and posted immediately. All the audio, videos, and photos that you upload will be available to members and nonmembers alike.

Find more detailed technical information here.

How else can fans discover my content?

Anything you post on Connect is accessible to everyone, member or not. You can also attach bonus content to your album pages to enhance the way fans experience your catalog. Remember that the extra audio and videos you attach to albums will display only in Apple Music and not on your albums in the iTunes Store.

How long will the content I upload be live?

Your content will be live until you choose to remove it.

How will users tell the difference between my catalog and the audio, videos, and photos I upload in Apple Music Connect?

To distinguish unique posts from the rest of your catalog, the songs and videos you share display in a section called Connect. You can also attach audio or videos to any of your albums in Apple Music, to help enhance your catalog. This material also displays within Connect.

How can I get access to Apple Music Connect?

To become a verified artist, request access here.

How do I get to my artist page?

Just type your name in the search field or tap the artist name on any of your songs, albums, or music videos throughout Apple Music.

How do band members access Apple Music Connect?

If you’re part of a band, all your members can get access and post under the band’s name or their own names.

Can I share my Apple Music Connect posts on other social networks?

Yes. Simply tap the Share button to post to Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, you can set up your profile to automatically post to Facebook and Twitter when you post on Connect.

Can I edit or delete a post?

You can delete a post, but you can’t edit it after it’s live.

Do fans need to follow me to see, love, or comment on my posts?

Anyone can see, love, or comment on your posts in the Connect section of your artist page. Fans do not have to be following you to interact with your Connect posts.

How can I flag unauthorized content that someone else posted?

Tap Report a Concern on the post in Apple Music or reach out to your contact at Apple.

Can I post URLs — for example, links to my concert tickets?

Yes.

Can I share the content I upload on Connect on other websites?

Yes, you can share the URL for your content on other sites. Tap the Share button and choose Copy Link.

I don’t have content on Apple Music. Can I still post to my fans on Apple Music Connect?

To participate in Connect, your music needs to be available on the Apple Music service. It’s easy to sign up and start sharing.

If you do not have music on Apple Music or the iTunes Store: Sign up with one of our approved aggregators and you’ll automatically get access to Connect.

If you do already have music on the iTunes Store, you can request access to Connect here.

I have additional questions about Apple Music Connect. Who can I contact?

If you have other questions, please contact us on our helpdesk.