Flashback to the 1990s and early 2000s when releasing a single would require artists to do all sorts of circus and getting the fame and recognition was a different ballgame altogether. And now, fast forward to 2021 where all your dreams are just a click away. Technology has disrupted the music industry like never before. It has enabled every aspiring artist to put out their best work and reach millions of listeners with such ease. One such fantastic platform is Apple Music.
Apple Inc. provides a comprehensive platform to release your music and reach the desired audience all over the globe. There are two ways to go about doing this. First, if you are signed to a label, you can ask them to make your releases available on Apple Music. Second, if you are not signed to a label, you can use an Apple preferred distributor to release your music on the platform. The distributor will deliver your releases on the platform and return your royalties. Apple has partnered with various distributors who offer different sets of services. You can choose a distributor which suits the needs of your brand perfectly. You can find the list of Music Partners here https://itunespartner.apple.com/music/partner-search
Once your music is released on the platform, the next step is to claim your artist page on Apple. Your artist page is your brand. So make sure to keep it up-to-date and customize it to define your brand. Follow the steps listed below to claim your artist page:
Step 1: Create an account on Apple Music for Artists
Go to https://artists.apple.com/ and Sign Up using your Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID, you can create one using the link provided.
Step 2: Click on Request Artist Page
Once you are signed in, you are provided with various options to select the type of content you would like to offer. Select ‘Artists’.
You will be directed to the Request Artist Page. If there is an artist attached to your Apple ID, it will appear here. If you don’t, you can click on ‘Request Artist Access’ and claim your Apple Music page.
Step 3: Search for your Artist Page
To make sure that you claim the correct artist page, search for your artist name/your name in the search bar.
Step 4: Select your artist name and music
To verify if you are claiming the correct page, select the profile that has your name and your album’s.
Step 5: Fill out the form to claim your account Fill out the required field such as your role, email address etc. For faster verification, sign in to your social media, distributor or Shazam for Artists account. Access to more information will make it easier to verify your relationship to the artist you are claiming.
Step 6: Submit and claim your Artist Page!
Click ‘Done’. You will receive an email on the address mentioned in the above form once your page is made available.
Blog Writer – Payal Sakhare