SELL YOUR MUSIC ON
iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers running the OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Sell your music on iTunes.
Sell your music on iTunes. Service Type
iTunes offers music through the sales of downloads. Apple Music is a streaming service.
Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and movie rentals in some countries, and ringtones, available on the iPhone and iPod Touch (fourth generation onward).
Apple Music is Apple´s premium subscription service, accesible via the iTunes interface. After an initial 3 month free trial, which users will only be able to access after providing credit card information, Apple Music will be only be available to paying subscribers. The service has a strong focus on editorial and artist features, including “Artist Connect”, which will allow approved artists to post free content directly on the service and interact with fans.
iTunes and Apple Music are available in: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus*, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina-Faso*, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India*, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia and Nepal*.
Also Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan*, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
*Explicit content is not sold in these territories.
Go Live Time
Normally, releases go live within 24-27 hours in both services simultaneously.
Important Note: a random percentage of releases go through an internal iTunes review process, which can take up to 16 business days from the day they are received by the store.
If your release is placed in iTunes’ content review, unfortunately, it will take longer than the normal 24-72 hours to go live. We can´t speed up the internal iTunes review process. If you have a required release date please make sure that you distribute your music more than 16 business days in advance to the digital release date.
Album wholesale payouts*
|Album price band||US||CA||EU||MX||LATIN AMERICA||AUSTRALIA & NZ||JAPAN|
|Budget||4.20 USD||4.20 CDN||3.00 €||42.00 MXN||3.60 USD||5.99 AUD||534 JPY|
|Mid||6.30 USD||6.30 CDN||4.80 €||73.50 MXN||5.40 USD||8.99 AUD||890 JPY|
|Full||7.00 USD||7.00 CDN||7.40 €||84.00 MXN||6.00 USD||9.99 AUD||979 JPY|
|Premium||8.40 USD||8.40 CDN||7.20 €||105.00 MXN||7.20 USD||11.99 AUD||1068 JPY|
*Wholesale means the payout we as a distributor receive. The wholesale payouts for albums with 10 or more songs sold in iTunes are listed above. Albums under 10 songs are priced by the song. To calculate how much you would receive from the sale of an EP or an album with fewer than 10 songs, multiply the number of songs by the pay rate of that iTunes store.
|Single price band||US||CA||EU||MX||LATIN AMERICA||AUSTRALIA & NZ||JAPAN|
|Budget||0.49 USD||0.49 CDN||0.50 €||6.30 MXN||0.41 USD||0.69 AUD||89 JPY|
|Mid-Full||0.70 USD||0.70 CDN||0.71 €||8.40 MXN||0.60 USD||0.99 AUD||118 JPY|
|Premium||0.91 USD||0.91 CDN||0.92 €||10.50 MXN||0.79 USD||1.29 AUD||148 JPY|
*Note: A Discount of 8% may apply for reproduction, distribution (mechanical rights), and public communication rights.
When a subscriber streams your music, you get paid a proportionate share of Apple Music’s subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out our agreement with the store (this will include streams during a subscriber’s 3-month free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed..