How To Sell Your Music on iTunes

Mathew Ekundayo - BLOG

If you have ever wondered how to get your song on iTunes and all other major music distribution services or how to promote your music online, there is no need to continue your search. 1710Media gives you the solution to sell your music worldwide and collect revenue. With more than 800 million users, iTunes is the leading online digital music retailer where users can download and pre-listen to music and video from their computers or other devices such as iPhones, iPads or iPods.


Do you want to make money by selling your music?

1710Media can help! Through our simple and successful process artists are able to upload their music and sell it on iTunes and other popular sites. On average, many artists earn $6.00 - $7.00 per album sold on iTunes and 60 - 70 cents per single. Meaning through music promotion and your fans, your music will start earning you royalties immediately.  


Where will iTunes make my music for sale?

It is the largest online music store worldwide, your music will be made available in more than 100 countries when selecting iTunes to sell your music.



How is iTunes selling my songs?

iTunes sells downloads, streaming via Apple Music and non-interactive streams through iTunes Radio. When you distribute your music with us it will automatically be made available on Apple Music and iTunes Radio.



What is a Pre-Order/ Pre-Sale and how to set it up?

A pre-order is an order placed for a Single / EP or Album which has not yet been released. Pre-orders allow fans to guarantee immediate delivery on release. But the main benefit is that you can start promoting your release prior to the release date with a buy link that you can share with your fans, blogs, social networks…etc.

An iTunes pre-sale is an optional feature you can use to sell and promote your newest album on iTunes prior to your actual release date.

Fans can pre-order your music and then automatically receive their purchase on the release date. (Note: You must submit your music for distribution at least 7 days before your release date to be eligible.) When you sign up with 1710Media, your music can be available for download in the iTunes Store in a few days (Usually between 1-3 days). It can also be available in Apple Music, a companion service to iTunes offering interactive music streaming to subscribers. If your songs aren't available for download in the iTunes Store and streaming via Apple Music, you're missing out on music revenue.


How do I get my music on iTunes?

1710Media allows you to upload your tracks and artwork to just one place, giving you a dashboard so you can monitor your downloads and streams across every online music platform.

We get your music on Spotify, iTunes & Apple Music, Youtube & Youtube Music, Boomplay, Vevo, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora and everywhere else that matters. Our reach is already beyond 140 countries and growing to automatically include new stores as they become available. As our retailer list grows, so does your exposure to music fans around the world!






The decision on what price to sell downloads on the iTunes Store is made by Apple, and prices are set on a country-by-country basis. The typical price for tracks distributed by 1710Media in the US store for example has been $9.99 for an album or $0.99 for a single release. A single is defined as a track that’s less than 10 minutes long.  


How Long Does it take to get my Music on iTunes?

We aim to have your music online within 24 hours, however Apple can sometimes take between 24 and 72 hours to put releases live so we recommend that you upload your music with plenty of time to spare, to avoid disappointing your fans.  




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