How To Upload Music On Apple Music

The thrill of sharing your musical creations with the world! Uploading your music to Apple Music is an exciting milestone, but it can also seem daunting if you’re not familiar with the process. Fear not, dear musician, for this article will guide you through every step, from preparing your tracks to enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Step 1: Prepare Your Tracks

Before uploading your music to Apple Music, ensure that:

  • You own high-quality audio files (WAV or AIFF) with a sample rate of at least 44.1 kHz and bit depth of 16 bits.
  • The tracks are mastered for digital distribution; if you’re not sure what this means, consider hiring a professional mastering engineer.
  • You have clear metadata information about each track, including the title, artist name(s), album name (if applicable), genre(s), and lyrics.

Step 2: Create Your Apple Music Profile

To begin uploading your music to Apple Music:

  1. Go to on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Sign in with your App Store credentails or create a new account if you don’t have one yet.
  3. Follow the prompts to fill out your profile information, including:
    • Your name and email address
    • A brief bio (keep it concise; this is for fans, not an essay)
  4. Verify your email address by clicking on the verification link sent to you.

Step 3: Set Up Your Distribution Channel

To distribute your music to Apple Music:

  1. Go back to and click “Add Your Music” in the top-right corner.
  2. Select “Get Started” next to “Apple Music Distributor.”
  3. Fill out the application form, which will ask for:
    • Basic artist information
    • Contact details (including your manager’s or record label’s contact info)
  4. Upload your official bio and press photos.

Step 4: Upload Your Music

Once you’ve set up your distribution channel:

  1. Click “Upload Music” in the top-right corner of
  2. Select the type of audio file(s) you want to upload (WAV or AIFF).
  3. Drag-and-drop each track onto the page, ensuring they’re correctly titled and ordered as intended.
  4. Add album art for each album or EP (optional but highly recommended).

Step 5: Review and Approve Your Tracks

Apple Music’s content team will review your uploaded tracks to ensure:

  1. Compliance with their guidelines
  2. High-quality audio production

If your tracks meet these requirements, they’ll be approved and added to Apple Music!

Tips & Best Practices

To increase the likelihood of a smooth upload experience:

  • Ensure that each track has unique metadata information.
  • Use clear and concise album art; avoid busy or low-resolution images.
  • Make sure you have the necessary rights for any samples, interpolations, or covers (yes, even if they’re “inspired” by another work).

Congratulations! Your Music is Now Live on Apple Music

After your tracks are approved, you can:

  1. Monitor sales and streaming data through
  2. Engage with fans through Apple’s music community features.

As you share your musical creations with the world, remember to stay focused on creating great art that resonates with listeners!

By following these steps and tips, you’ll be well on your way to sharing your music with millions of Apple Music users worldwide.