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Getting Your Music on Apple: A Step-by-Step Guide to Uploading Your Songs

Searching for a hassle-free way to share your music and make money from it? With SoundOn, you're covered!
Thanks to the quick setup, it will be simple to get your music on Apple Music and iTunes. The best bit? You can keep 100% of the money you make on any platform – whether it's Apple Music, Spotify, or TikTok.
Check out this step-by-step tutorial for instructions on how to upload your song or album to Apple Music.

1. Create an account

You must first create a SoundOn account to upload your songs to Apple Music and use its incredible features. So how can you do that? First, open the website. You'll then see a button “Join Now”. Click on it to make your account. Alternatively, there's a login/register button in the navigation bar that will take you to the same place.

2. Fill out the information

Once you've registered, you'll be directed to a page where you'll have to choose your role – either as an Artist or Label. After that, you'll be taken to the onboarding page to continue the process.
If you're an artist, you'll have to provide personal information and confirm your e-mail address. Make sure everything you've listed is accurate and up-to-date because the data will be checked in the review process.

3. Sign the contract

Before you drop your sick beats and share your tunes with the world, you have to sign that contract! Once you've submitted your details, the webpage will whisk you away to sign an agreement. After confirming your email and clicking "Create a License Agreement," you'll be teleported to the Overview page, where you'll receive instructions on how to sign it. It's as easy as pie!
Just open the email, click "View doc," then "Continue" on the new page, and sign off on the agreement.

4. Upload your amazing music

  • Click on the “Upload” button
  • Upload the file of your song
  • Fill out all the track details (title, genre, artist name, contributors, cover art, etc.)
  • Decide upon additional monetization
  • Fill out details on the song's redistribution
  • Set the release time
  • Click “Next to select platforms”
  • Select Apple Music (or any other platform you'd like).
  • Click “Submit”. And that's it!

So you're ready to share your music with the world. That's great! Let's get started by clicking the Upload button and selecting whether you want to upload a single or an entire album. Next, you'll have to fill out the details. Add your contributors, cover art, and decide upon the monetization options. This is also when you can select your redistribution strategy and mark your chosen release time.
Once you've nailed down the details, it's time to confirm your submission and pick the platform where you want your music to rock (in this instance, Apple Music). But don't worry if you need to make any last minute tweaks. You can always jump back to the previous page and make the edits. After you're finished with your submission, you'll be able to see metadata and other account information, like your balance.

5. Review process

So, once you've given your details, signed the contract, and uploaded your music, it's time for the review process to begin!
This consists of three stages: first, your personal info gets checked, then your album gets looked at, and finally, your individual tracks get reviewed.
Once everything's been given the thumbs up, congratulations! You're officially onboarded as an artist. Now, just log in to the admin to manage your tracks. If you don't have permission, click the link to apply for access.

End notes

Thanks to SoundOn, getting your songs on Apple Music is easier than ever before! Forget about hassle and annoying practicalities. The platform's sign-up process is easy and will turn you into a superstar in no time! So don't wait – sign up today to share your masterpieces with the world!