How to Upload Your Music to Apple Music

Add your music to Apple Music by uploading through Amuse and start earning money from your music.

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1. Release your music with a music distributor

It’s no longer possible for you to directly upload your music to Apple Music. To get your music out into the world, you’ll need to go through a music distributor like Amuse, which handles the uploading process for you. Start your upload here.

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2. Amuse will upload your track to Apple Music

Once you’ve clicked that upload button, Amuse will send your songs to Apple Music and other major streaming stores. Now it’s up to you to spread the word about your new release. Promote it on your socials and let your fans know that your release is live! 

Here are some of our best tips on promoting your music.

Now that you know how to get your music on Apple Music, let’s break down some other questions you may have.

Can I upload my own music to Apple Music?

Yes, you can! As we mentioned before, it’s not possible to directly upload your music to Apple Music so you will need to go through a music distributor to get your music on streaming platforms.

Can anyone upload music to Apple Music?

Of course! As long as you meet the requirements of the streaming services during the upload process through a music distributor, you can upload your music to Apple Music.

How do I upload music to Apple Music from my phone?

You won’t be able to do this through Apple Music directly. Depending on the music distributor you choose, you can upload your music through your phone (if they have an app). When you upload through Amuse you can use your phone (iOS or Android) to upload your music directly to Apple Music through our app.

How do I upload music to Apple Music from desktop?

You will need to go through a music distributor (like Amuse) to upload your music to Apple Music from your desktop. You can sign up and start your release process by clicking this link!

How much does it cost to upload a song to Apple Music?

Depending on the distributor you choose, the cost can vary based on their pricing. At Amuse, you can upload your music to Apple Music and Spotify for free. We have two other subscription options, Boost and Pro, that offer additional stores like TikTok, Instagram, Twitch, Triller, and more.

But if you’re looking to just get your music on Apple Music, and Spotify primarily, our Start (free) tier will work great for you! Read more about our pricing options and the difference between each, here.

How long does it take for my music to get on Apple Music?

After you upload your music through a distributor, they will have to review your submitted release to make sure it meets the requirements set by the streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, etc). At Amuse, this process usually takes a few business days if you’re on the free tier. Once your release is approved you will see it marked as “Delivered” in the Amuse either through your phone or desktop.

To read more about how long it takes for your music to release stores, click here.

How often does Apple Music pay out royalties?

It generally takes streaming stores (Apple Music, Spotify, etc) 3 months from the time your song is streamed to payout the royalties. Once the music stores pay out your royalties, we’ll collect them and update your balance in the Amuse app. You’re then able to withdraw your money through the app and we’ll deposit it into your connected bank account within 5 days. 

Since historically the royalty payout time has been set by stores, Amuse has developed Early Access that allows you to access your future royalties, today. Once we're sure of the exact royalties you're due, we're able to provide you with an individually tailored offer to withdraw the money today. Read more about Early Access here.

Can I claim my artist profile on Apple Music?

Yes of course! Once you have (at least) one release live on Apple Music, you can claim your artist profile through Apple Music for Artists. By using your Apple ID and password, you can create your profile and access data like audience demographics, trends, milestones, and sales data, and uncover which of your songs are getting Shazamed or streamed the most. 

If you have more questions about getting your music out into the world, check out our Support FAQ page or our blog for educational tips to level up your music career.

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