How to Optimize & Use Apple Music for Artists


Search all Indiy articles

How to Create a Profile and Use Apple Music for Artists.

Apple Music

We are seeing major advancements in technology that have extended to the music industry and it’s changing the ways in which we work as creatives.

Whilst many people have managed to create a career in music for themselves, through time, effort, and a lot of hard work…

Some people continue to see music as just a hobby and something fun and creative to pass time!

Those of us who decide to take music seriously soon understand that in deciding to make music your profession, there are 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 worldwide, and generating an income are just a few of the challenges you may find yourself up against…

One of the ways you can overcome this as an emerging music artist is to signup for platforms that are designed to help you for these purposes.

As a musician or music artist, you can use Apple Music for Artists to help further your music career and take it to new heights..

What is Apple Music for Artists

Apple Music for Artists is a platform created by the company, Apple, to assist upcoming artists in creating awareness, promoting their music, and building a fan base for their music.

Apple launched Apple Music for Artists in June 2015.

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

After the account has been claimed and optimized, you can start enjoying the features and all that Apple has designed the platform to offer the artist. 

How to Claim Your Artist Profile on Apple Music 

Apple Music for Artists


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.

You can claim yourself a profile either by using the iOS app or via the web. 

Steps to Claiming Your Apple Music for Artists Profile Via the App

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

  1. Create an Apple ID
    The first step to claiming your artist profile on the app is to create an account with Apple which can be done on any Apple device. If you already have an Apple ID for your iPhone or iPad, you won’t need to create an Apple ID account, you can just use your existing one.
    If not, you can create one at appleid.apple.com
  2. Log in to Your Account 
    The next step to take is to log into your account via the app 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 and hit the search icon. If you don’t know or don’t have the link then can search the name you signed up with in the window provided to do this.
  4. Select an Album and Choose Your Role 
    The next step is to choose an album to upload so that you can verify that you want to claim the right page. Then select your role via the role icon.
  5. Fill In the Fields
    The final step to claiming your Apple Music for Artists Profile via the App is to enter the information as requested and it’s necessary to complete the verification. You can log in to your Shazam for artists, social media, and music distributor accounts. Note that when verifying and claiming your Apple Music for Artists profiles the more information you are able to provide, the easier it will be to verify your relationship to the artist you are claiming.

Steps to Claiming Your Profile Through the Website 

To claim your profile on the Apple Music for Artists platform via the website. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Sign in to Your Account
    Step one is to open your web browser and visit the homepage of the Apple Music for Artists website and click sign up.
    If you already have an Apple ID for your iPhone or iPad, enter your ID details to log in. If not, you can create one at appleid.apple.com
  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, you can copy the link to your artist page on iTunes and paste it in the designated window. If you don’t have a link, you can search for your name in the designated window. Also, you can select an album from your uploaded songs and use it to verify that you are about to claim the right page.
  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 after you have chosen your role. 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.

Take action to promote your music and you will be glad you have set your music career on the right path.

At Indiy, you can find and securely hire the right professionals to help progress your music career.

We are an online DIY marketplace for DIY musicians and artists, the place to buy and sell your music services.

Search Indiy today and build the professional music support team you need.

Get your music heard and build your audience with us, head to our home page to take a look at some of the amazing services being offered.


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

Follow Indiy





Together we are the music industry

Playlist submission received
Mastering purchased
CD cover purchased
Ebook download.
New Indiy member registered
Send this to a friend