Why do I need to select a Partner Artist ID?
Providing Partner Artist IDs will help your release be located on the correct artist page when it goes live at iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. This will prevent it from getting mixed up on another artist’s page with the same name.
How do I select my Partner ID?
If you opt in for distribution to iTunes, Apple Music or Spotify on the DD Options page, the next page you visit will be the Partner Artist IDs page. You will see a list of all the artist names from your release on this page. Click "Edit" next to each artist name to make an ID selection for each partner.
How do I know which ID is mine?
There may be multiple options if there are multiple artists with your name on Apple Music, iTunes or Spotify, so make sure to open each link to verify which page is your own!
If you have never been delivered to iTunes, Apple Music or Spotify before, select the option “Create new artist ID” and we will create a new ID for you when we deliver your release.
I have a Partner ID but I don’t see it in the list!
We search the partners for an exact match to the artist name you have provided. Please make sure that your artist name is spelled exactly like it is spelled on your artist page at iTunes, Apple Music or Spotify. 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 go back to adjust your artist name on the Basic Album Info or Basic Track Info pages. After saving, you can return to the Partner Artist IDs 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, Apple Music or Spotify and you still don’t see the correct artist page in the list, select the option “Create new artist ID” for now, grab your artist ID from iTunes and/or Spotify and submit a request with those links.
Need help figuring out how to do that, click here.
My release has multiple artists, can I submit multiple Partner IDs?
Yes! You will be able to select a Partner Artist ID for each artist on your release.