How to Optimize & Use Apple Music for Artists


In this article, we will go over how to create a Profile and Use Apple Music for Artists.

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We are seeing major advancements in music technology. Of course this has extended to the wider music industry. Resulting in changes to the the ways in which we work as creatives.

Whilst many people have managed to create a career in music for themselves. Usually with a combination of time, effort and a lot of hard work...

Others by comparison, continue to see music as just a hobby and something fun and creative to pass time!

Now is the time for independent musicians

Those of us who decide to take music seriously soon understand. In order to be successful, there are inevitably some hurdles you will have to overcome. And some hoops you may have to jump through!

Creating awareness of your music and reaching your target audience. Promoting your songs and shows. Building a broad fan base, and generating income are just a few challenges you may find yourself up against...

One way to overcome this as an emerging music artist is to signup for platforms that are designed to help.

You can use Apple Music for Artists to help further your music career and take it to new heights.

In a moment you will have all of the information you need!

What is Apple Music for Artists

Apple Music for Artists is a platform created by the company, Apple. It exists in order to assist musicians. As well as promoting their music, and building a fan base.

Apple launched Apple Music for Artists in June 2015.

On the platform, artists are required to create a profile, verify, claim, and optimize it.

First you need to claim your account. Then, without delay you can start enjoying all that Apple has to offer you as an artist. 

How to Claim Your Artist Profile on Apple Music 

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The process of verifying and claiming your artist profile on Apple Music for Artists is pretty simple and straightforward.

There are two effortless ways you can do it.

As long as you have access to the internet. You can claim a profile either by using the iOS app or via your web browser. 

Steps to Claiming Your Profile Via the App

To claim and verify your Apple Music for artists app profile through the iOS app follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Create an Apple ID
    First you need to create an account with Apple which can be done on any Apple device. Granted you already have an Apple ID for your iPhone/iPad, you won't need to create an Apple ID account. Since you can just use your existing one. If not, you can create one at
  2. Log in to Your Account 
    Next, log into your account via the app. Do this with your verified Apple ID and click on the request artist access icon.
  3. Check To Be Sure That You Claimed the Right Artist Page 
    After clicking on the request artist access icon, you need to be sure you are claiming the right artist page. You can do this by copying and pasting the link for your artist page on iTunes Store. Simply put your name and hit the search icon.
  4. Select an Album and Choose Your Role 
    The next step is to choose an album to upload. Then select your role via the role icon.
  5. Fill In all of the Fields
    The final step to claiming your profile via the App is to enter the information as requested. After all it's necessary to complete the verification. You can log in to your Shazam for artists, social media, and music distributor accounts.

Steps to Claiming Your Profile Through the Website 

To claim your profile on the Apple Music for Artists platform via At the present time here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Sign in to Your Account
    To begin with open your web browser and visit the Apple Music for Artists website and click sign up. If you already have an Apple ID, here is where you can enter your ID details to log-in. If not, you can create one at
  2. Click on the Request Artist Access icon on your page.
  3. Check To Be Sure That You Claimed the Right Artist Page
    You need to be sure that you claimed the right artist page. To do this, copy the link to your artist page on iTunes and paste it in the designated window.
  4. Choose Your Role
    After you have claimed the correct page, hit the role icon.
  5. Enter Your Details
    Finally, you will be directed to the page where you will need to fill in your details. You can do this quickly by logging into your music distributor, social media page, and your Shazam for Artist accounts. Then click on the submit icon. 

How to Optimize Your Profile on Apple Music for Artists

Here's how to optimize your Apple Music for Artists profile:

  1. Log into Your Account
    The first step is to log into your account with your Apple ID on a PC or laptop.
  2. Click on Your Folder
    Then click on your folder on your artist page. In there you will find a lot of information about you and your uploaded songs. For instance, it has a map that visualizes your fan base. It also gives you update the song they stream most.
  3. Click on Menu
    The last step is to click on the menu icon. After doing this, your profile will be optimized. By this, you can start enjoying the features of the Apple Music community.

If you want more info on Apple Music for Artists check out Spinnup's Apple Music for Artists Guide.

Hopefully, the steps through which you can verify, claim, and optimize your profile on Apple Music for Artists helped.

In conclusion, if you want to maximise your listeners via Apple Music, you need to take action. As long as you are focused on promoting your music. Furthermore you stay focused you will be glad you have set your music career on the right path!

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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists

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