Apple Music is one of the main channels and the first to establish a Style Guide for content delivery. iTunes guidelines are the most strict among the DSPs. This is to ensure that Apple Music is the complete music experience available, with a catalog of good quality and variety and free of legal and rights issues. Here we share a list of the most critical guidelines to consider when preparing your content for delivery to Apple Music:
The sales process works in 2 stages: Estimated Sales and Confirmed Sales.
Estimated Sales: Sales information we uploaded to the platform (from the 10th to the 20th of each month) after receiving the data from the DSPs
Confirmed Sales: Each sales report is validated once the channel's payment is done (from the 20th to the 25th monthly)
Cover art requirements
You must own the rights to the artwork and every image or visual element. The information on the artwork has to be consistent with all the information
entered in the release metadata.
Once the album has been validated and sent to distribution, you will be able to verify the status of the pending deliveries as well as the QC approval. ake into account that the content will be available within a period of 2 to 15 days depending on each DSP.