Why do I need to select an Apple Artist ID?
Providing an Apple Artist ID will help your release be located on the correct artist page when it goes live at iTunes or Apple Music, instead of getting mixed up on another artist’s page with the same name.
How do I select my Apple Artist ID?
On the DD Options page, if you are opting in for distribution to iTunes or Apple Music, you will see a section titled “Partner Artist IDs” where you can select your Apple Artist ID from a list.
There may be multiple options if there are multiple artists with your name on Apple Music or iTunes, so make sure to open the links to verify which page is your own! You can do so by clicking on "Open Artist Page" and it will take you to the artist profile:
If you have never been delivered to iTunes or Apple Music before, select the option “I’m a new artist. Please create a new ID for me” and we will create a new Apple Artist ID for you when we deliver your release.
I have an Apple Artist ID but I don’t see it in the list!
The list of results is based on an exact match to the artist name you provided for your release on the Basic Album Info page, so please make sure that your artist name is spelled exactly like it is spelled on your artist page at iTunes. For example, if your artist name is “The Night” at iTunes, but you are now releasing a new album as “The Night Band,” iTunes considers these to be two different artists and you will need to have a new artist page created. If you need to, you can adjust your name on the Basic Album Info page. After saving, you can return to the DD Options page and see a new list of results for your updated artist name.
If your artist name is spelled exactly like it is spelled on your artist page at iTunes and you still don’t see it on the list, please contact us for assistance.
My release has multiple artists, can I submit multiple Apple Artist IDs?
Currently we only deliver one Apple Artist ID with each submission. We hope to be able to deliver multiple Apple Artist IDs in the near future!