What is Apple Music?
Apple Music is the on-demand streaming service offered by iTunes. If you’re listed with us at the "download and streaming" level of distribution your music will already be at Apple Music. If you would like to add streaming services to your distribution view this article with further instructions.
Apple Music is a subscription-ONLY service (i.e. no free ad-supported version) priced at $9.99 per month (though you can try it out for free for 3 months). There is also a family plan for $14.99 per month that gives you up to six separate user accounts.
Important note: Apple Music is a slightly different offering from iTunes, though your iTunes playlists and such will be accessible when using Apple Music. Customers who prefer to download music can continue to do so through the iTunes Store. Customers who prefer streaming can use Apple Music. And you’re welcome to use both.
What is included in Apple Music?
Artists will also be included in Beats 1 a 24/7, ad-supported, worldwide radio station available through Apple Music that is curated by actual human beings (including celebrity DJs like Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga), not algorithms.
To connect to your Apple Music for Artist account view this article.
Apple Music Classical
Apple now also offers Apple Music Classical, a classical genre version of their streaming service. Apple Music Classical is included with Apple Music for subscribers. Eligible titles with a genre selection of classical will be available in Apple Music Classical when delivered to Apple Music.
Streaming income from Apple Music Classical will be included with payments from Apple Music - there won't be a distinction made in your sales reports to show which streams came from which version of the service. For more info on how to view, understand, and download sales reports from your CD Baby account, see our article here.