**Apple Music Connect has now been replaced with Apple Music For Artists**
We get a lot of people writing in to our support team asking if we can swap their picture on their Apple Music page, or edit something on their Spotify profile. While we would love to help, this is actually something you can do yourselves!
To make it all a bit easier, we’ve put together some tips on how to manage and edit your Apple Music artist profile. We’ll be posting similar articles relating to all our digital partners, like Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and more so stay tuned!
What is Apple Music Connect?
Apple Music Connect is essentially your artist page on Apple Music, but it is also a platform that allows artists to share their own content! This could range from behind the scenes photos, song lyrics, messages to fans, videos and more.
Fans can then like, comment and share through iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, or email. This is open to all artists on Apple Music, not just the global superstars, so make the most of it! All you need is to log in to your Apple Music Profile, and share anything you like from an iOS device.
Unlike other music services that allow you to edit your artist profile, Connect allows you to take control of how you market yourself as an artist and connect with your fans (no pun intended!)
How do I access my Connect account?
To get started you first need to have your music already on Apple Music. Next step to claiming your artist profile is to request access to connect by signing in here with your Apple ID and password.
Once you have signed in click the + button in the top left corner of the screen.
On the next screen click the + button next to ‘Artists’.
Search for your band or artist name which will come up in a drop down menu and select the correct one and click the Add button.
You can then choose the role you have in the band or artist’s career, either band or group member, solo artist, artist manager, or label representative. Choose the option that fits you best, fill in your details and hit the submit button up the top when done.
Apple will then review your request and send you an email to notify you when you can access your Connect account.
How do I edit and share to my Connect Account?
In Apple Music or iTunes hit the New Post button and choose which artist or band profile you want to post to. Write a message or add a link, then tap the + button to add things like photo and video to your post.
Keep in mind you can only share up to 90 minutes of audio, videos that are max 8 minutes long, or your artist image in JPEG or PNG. If you’re sharing content you’ve filmed on your phone or iPad you can upload it all direct to your Connect account straight from your device in the Apple Music app.
When someone searches for you in Apple Music and lands on your page, they will see your music and a ‘From The Artist’ section where the content you choose to share will be shown. Remember you must own the rights to this content and it is not monetised, you will only earn via sales and streams on your actual music on Apple Music and iTunes.
Read Apple Music’s guide to uploading content to your Apple Music Connect page here. You can then share all of this to your Facebook and Twitter accounts to increase the fans you reach!