6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 6:39 PM by Chris CA
HelliXSystems Level 1 (0 points)

Any comprehensive STEP-BY-STEP for uploading my ORIGINAL albums and singles to SELL over iTunes?

This are all original (C)All rights reserved music, and I want it to be available over iTunes to sell as tracks or full album.


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  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
  • HelliXSystems Level 1 (0 points)

    But this are companies.
    I'm looking for a step by step guide to do it by my self.

    Any ideas?



  • uselessSABOTAGE Level 4 (3,680 points)

    I think I misread what you wanted to learn about.  I have edited my reponse to remove my off topic suggestion.


    Message was edited by: uselessSABOTAGE

  • HelliXSystems Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks any way.
    Did you know how I sell my own music over iTunes?

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    HelliXSystems wrote:


    But this are companies.

    Yes, they will do everything needed to get your music into iTunes. It is far easier to do it this way.

    Most simply charge a small flat rate (~$10 a song, $40 an album).


    If you want to do it yourself, you will need to register with Apple.

    You will need to have at least 20 albums in yoru catalog.


    See this -> https://itunesconnect.apple.com/WebObjects/iTunesConnect.woa/wo/

    (emphasis mine)

    The requirements to work directly with Apple are listed below. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you can work with an Apple-approved aggregator instead. Aggregators are third parties that can help you meet technical requirements, deliver and manage your content, and assist with marketing efforts.


    Technical Requirements:

    • A Mac running OS X 10.5.8 or later
    • At least 512 MB RAM
    • QuickTime 7.0.3 or later. This is so you can encode and deliver content using our dedicated software.
    • For optimal performance, use an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 or later. However, PowerPC G4 and G5 are also supported.
    • At least 20 GB of available hard drive space (more for larger catalogs) is recommended.
    • A broadband internet connection with an upload rate of 1 MB/sec or faster is recommended.
    • To deliver music video or concert film content to the iTunes Store, you must use an Apple-approved encoding house. Encoding houses typically charge fees for their services. Learn more about the differences between encoding houses and aggregators.


    Content Requirements:

    • At least 20 albums in your catalog
    • UPCs/EANs/JANs for all products you intend to distribute
    • ISRCs for all tracks you intend to distribute


    Financial Requirements:

    • A U.S. Tax ID
    • A valid iTunes Store account, with a credit card on file
    • Apple does not pay partners until they meet payment requirements and earning thresholds in each territory. (This means you will not get paid until you sell a certain minimum amount of content) You should consider this before applying to work directly with Apple as you may receive payments faster by working with an Apple-approved aggregator.

    If you meet these requirements and wish to apply, click Continue.

    Note: Meeting these requirements and submitting an application does not guarantee that Apple will work directly with you. You may still be referred to an Apple-approved aggregator.

    Interested in working through a third party to sell content on the iTunes Store? Contact an Apple-approved aggregator.