Sell your music on Apple Music & iTunes
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Sell Your Music on Apple Music & iTunes
Are you looking to take the first steps in releasing your music worldwide? Not sure how to sell music on iTunes? As musicians ourselves we know what it’s like getting your first release out there so we’re offering you the chance to release your single, album or EP on the iTunes music store with our entry-level priced Starter plan.
To get started all you have to do is the following:
- Create your account below.
- Create a release with our ‘Starter’ plan.
- Upload your audio files and your artwork.
- We do the boring work in getting it on iTunes.
- You start making money!
What other options do I have?
You’re looking how to sell music on iTunes but what else will work for you? We think our Starter Plan is the perfect risk free starting point but make sure you also update yourself on all of the digital distribution offers available to you so you understand the road ahead. We have a blog post on the topic. We also distribute to over 250 hundred other shops which is more than anyone else so once you feel ready to upgrade it can be done easily at the click of a button! If you need any more information on how to sell music on iTunes or what you need to do to get started please check out our FAQs page.
How do I make the most out of iTunes?
The first thing to address is of course the music. To get your music onto iTunes it has to be in WAV format, 16-bits, 44.1 kHz. Next is the all important artwork: iTunes insists it is 2000×2000 pixels, non-pixelated in appearance and includes both the artist and the release names on the cover. Promote! Uploaded music on iTunes won’t sell itself. Make sure you have links to your music on your website and social media page. Make sure to check out our blog where we’ll post further ideas on how to market and promote your music. Check out your sales stats. We provide details of how your music is selling so you can see any peaks or trends in sales. You’ll also see the all important figure of how much money you’re making!
What are the benefits?
The music industry has changed a lot in the last years.
Today you don't need a record deal or a label anymore to bring your creative output to the people. With platforms like iTunes you can reach a global audience of more than 68 million paying users - and counting.
You can now offer your own music for sale even on a small budget. If you look at the sales figures on the German market, streams and downloads have now caught up with the physical sound carriers. To market your songs even without a label is worth it!
Important: Become your own music marketing expert
Just uploading to iTunes isn't enough: to get potential fans to buy your songs, it's important to promote your music. Even for small purses, there are many promotional opportunities available.
Create a story about you and your band
To stand out and distinguish yourself from other songwriters, it is recommended to tell a unique story about yourself. This will increase the recognition value of your music and can boost your sales.
Promo on your own website
An own website is of course essential. Here you can tell your story and build your brand. What else should your fans know about you and your music? Release dates, the next concerts or a personal blog - on your own website you can let off steam. Don't forget that: Include links to your music on iTunes in various places.
Your own newsletter
A newsletter should not be missing on any website. If you have a smaller number of subscribers, the use of a free tool is recommended. This way you can stay in contact with your fans and provide them with hot information. A newsletter is also a great way to let people know about new albums and songs you've uploaded to iTunes.
Use social media channels
Social media is a great tool for musicians*. Whether Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest, it is recommended to be active on the different platforms with relevant content. Here you can share personal stories and anecdotes from your life, interact with your fans or spread your events. In our blog post "The 'Social Media' Commandments for Musicians", we have summarized the dos and don'ts for the use of social media for artists*.
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Create a free account today and see why more than 200,000 independent artists and labels trust iMusician to sell and monetize their music online. No credit card required.
Reach fans all over the world
Free, quick, and easy set up
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Sell and stream your music on 200+ online shops, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Beatport, Deezer, Traxsource, and more
Pay only once per release, no recurring fee*
Release with our label for free (or create your own label)
Promote your release with a power suite of tools
*This does not include our Pro Unlimited subscription plan, which is billed annually.