Apple Music is a “premium” subscription streaming service with three principal price tiers: $9.99 per month for individual subscriptions and $14.99 for family subscriptions (up to 6 accounts).
How is Apple Music different from other streaming stores?
Unlike many streaming stores, Apple Music does not include a “free” ad-supported tier, where users do not pay for the service but are instead shown ads. After an initial 1-month free trial, which users will only be able to access after providing credit card information, Apple Music will only be available to paying subscribers.
You can learn more about the different features of Apple Music here.
Important: In order to deliver your content to Apple Music, you must distribute to iTunes and opt into the Apple Music service.
Go Live Time
It takes 1-2 business days for releases to go live on Apple Music.
Apple Music Territories (Where Music Sells)
Apple Music is available in the same territories as iTunes, plus Mainland China*, and Korea. To view the iTunes Territories, please go here.
*Content in this territory is editorially selected by iTunes. Not all content will be made available in Mainland China.
How Apple Music Sells Your Music
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Pay Rate (How Much Apple Music Pays You)
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 in TuneCore's blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber's free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.