Apple offers some fantastic features for tracking your sales. From the homepage, you can quickly glance at main data points like plays, radio spins, song purchases and album purchases. You can monitor trends in graphical form, which makes your sales data much more visual and informative. It will help you out massively with your apple music promotions.
What is Apple for artists?
If you are an artist and you are already selling your music and getting loads of Apple Music plays, you will inevitably need access to data. To from where they are coming. Well, now you can. Apple has created Apple Music for artists. You will have easy access to analytics and tools to give you more control over your marketing and sales. You may already know that Apple pays the artist double compared to Spotify. They are taking it one step further by offering affiliate marketing techniques. As an artist, you could earn additional income driving sales to the Apple store.
You can monitor trends in graphical form, which makes your sales data much more visual and informative. It will help you out massively with your apple music promotions.
How to sign up to Apple for artists
Your music needs to be on Apple music already. That is the companies way of ensuring the quality is excellent and conforms to industry stabdards only then can you class yourself as an artist and apply for the program.
From your regular apple artist account, you can then request the access.
Ensure your Apple music account matches the rest of your branding. Colours and images need to be matching Spotify and social media accounts.
You can give ratings, like and favourite tracks of a similar genre to encourage audience sharing and new music discovery. In pretty much the same way as you can on Spotify. Additionally, you can buy apple music plays to help you generate an enormous audience to help sell yourself to the other bands. Bigger and better opportunities can be found if you have a larger audience to leverage. Similarly, once you have found an audience and a group of like-minded bands, you could all contribute to a shared marketing plan and perform Apple Music playlist promotion to maximum benefit.
Apple Music provides you with a cool way to collaborate with other musicians. You can now embed links of other artists music on your social media platforms and website. Apple will pay you for purchase made through your affiliate links. Host new bands on a weekly playlist on your website and ask them to return the favour.