Sell your music with iTunes

iTunes is the world’s most popular and important digital music store, and is available in 111 countries. Our iTunes distribution makes it easier than ever to share your music with the whole world. In addition to the classic download options, there’s also Apple Music, a subscription-based streaming service that allows Apple to compete with Spotify and Co.
 
Music distributed through the iTunes store package is automatically distributed to both the iTunes Store and Apple Music.
 
As a rule, it takes just a few days for music to be sold on iTunes once a release has left recordJet. There are, however, always exceptions, since iTunes releases can be subjected to a random quality check. This can significantly delay the availability of your music. For this reason, always take 4-6 weeks lead time into account.

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How much does iTunes pay?

One of the most important questions in digital music distribution is “how much will I make selling my music?”. For a track that sells for €0.99 on iTunes, an average of €0.71 goes to recordJet. Depending on whether you’ve chosen a deal with a 90% or 100% payout, up to €0.71 will go to you.
 
Streaming services typically range between 0.1 and 1 cent per play. The amount depends on the store’s advertising revenues, price model, channel used, country, number of premium customers etc., and therefore varies monthly.

Additional iTunes services

Releasing music on iTunes is great for musicians, because the store offers some extras that help with promotion. More information is available under “Services” after logging in. This is also where you can book the additional options for your release.
 
– Mastered for iTunes: Send files that have been especially mastered in high-quality audio for iTunes to the store. You’ll receive the “Mastered for iTunes” label, which stands for quality and an outstanding sound experience.
 
– iTunes Instant Gratification: Make selected tracks available for your fans before the official release date.
 
– iTunes Artist Images: Upload exclusive images that buyers of your music can marvel at in the iTunes player.
 
Registering for an Apple Music Connect account is free.

iTunes Vertrieb - Deine Musik auf iTunes verkaufen | recordJet
iTunes Vertrieb - Deine Musik auf iTunes verkaufen | recordJet
iTunes preorders

iTunes releases can be preordered before the official release date. The release is visible during this time and can be ordered as an album (not as individual tracks) but cannot be downloaded yet. Audio samples are deactivated in the preorder phase.
 
When you distribute your music through recordJet, you can set the date for the preorders to begin. The preorder phase automatically ends on the official release date. During the preorder phase, the release can only be purchased in full (“album only”). This is a standard function and no cause for concern. Tracks can be purchased individually after the official release date.

iTunes Trends

About 24 hours after a sale takes place on iTunes, Apple provides us the sales data. You can see this data in your account under “Trends”.
 
Credit from iTunes usually arrives at the end of the month after the purchase month, and is credited to your recordJet account on the 1st of the following month.

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recordJet iTunes Importer
iTunes Importer

If you’re switching to recordJet from another distributor, we have a tool that makes it easy for you to transfer all of your details: The iTunes Importer.
 
Log in to recordJet and open the iTunes importer. Search iTunes for the release you want and then click “Import”. The release information (basic info, track list, artist details, cover preview, etc.) is automatically transferred from iTunes. This means you no longer have to enter all the info manually, leaving you more time for the essentials. Just add any missing information for the release, and then upload the songs and the cover image in high resolution. Done.

iTunes Countries

iTunes and Apple Music are currently available in the following countries:
 
iTunes USA
 
iTunes UK
 
iTunes France
 
iTunes Germany
 
iTunes Austria
 
iTunes Belgium
 
iTunes Finland
 
iTunes Greece
 
iTunes Italy
 
iTunes Luxemburg
 
iTunes Netherlands
 
iTunes Portugal
 
iTunes Spain
 
iTunes Canada
 
iTunes Ireland
 
iTunes Sweden
 
iTunes Norway
 
iTunes Switzerland
 
iTunes Denmark
 
iTunes Japan
 
iTunes Australia
 
iTunes New Zealand
 
iTunes Mexico
 
iTunes Bulgaria
 
iTunes Cyprus
 
iTunes Czech Republic
 
iTunes Estonia
 
iTunes Hungary
 
iTunes Lithuania
 
iTunes Latvia
 
iTunes Malta
 
iTunes Poland
 
iTunes Romania
 
iTunes Slovenia
 
iTunes Slovakia
 
iTunes Argentina
 
iTunes Bolivia
 
iTunes Brasil
 
iTunes Chile
 
iTunes Colombia
 
iTunes Costa Rica
 
iTunes Dominican Republic
 
iTunes Ecuador
 
iTunes El Salvador
 
iTunes Guatemala
 
iTunes Honduras
 
iTunes Nicaragua
 
iTunes Panama
 
iTunes Paraguay
 
iTunes Peru
 
iTunes Venezuela
 
iTunes Brunei
 
iTunes Cambodia
 
iTunes Hong Kong
 
iTunes Laos
 
iTunes Macao
 
iTunes Malaysia
 
iTunes Phillipines
 
iTunes Singapore
 
iTunes Sri Lanka
 
iTunes Taiwan
 
iTunes Thailand
 
iTunes Vietnam
 
iTunes Anguilla
 
iTunes Antigua and Barbuda
 
iTunes Armenia
 
iTunes Azerbaijan
 
iTunes Bahamas
 
iTunes Bahrain
 
iTunes Barbados
 
iTunes Belarus
 
iTunes Belize
 
iTunes Bermuda
 
iTunes Botswana
 
iTunes Burkina Faso
 
iTunes British Virgin Islands
 
iTunes Cape Verde
 
iTunes Cayman Islands
 
iTunes Dominica
 
iTunes Egypt
 
iTunes Fiji
 
iTunes Gambia
 
iTunes Ghana
 
iTunes Grenada
 
iTunes Guinea-Bissau
 
iTunes India
 
iTunes Indonesia
 
iTunes Israel
 
iTunes Jordan
 
iTunes Kazakhstan
 
iTunes Kenia
 
iTunes Kyrgyzstan
 
iTunes Lebanon
 
iTunes Mauritius
 
iTunes Micronesia
 
iTunes Moldowa
 
iTunes Mongolia
 
iTunes Mozambique
 
iTunes Namibia
 
iTunes Nepal
 
iTunes Niger
 
iTunes Nigeria
 
iTunes Oman
 
iTunes Papua Neuguinea
 
iTunes Quatar
 
iTunes Russia
 
iTunes Saint Kitts and Nevis
 
iTunes Saudi Arabia
 
iTunes South Africa
 
iTunes Swaziland
 
iTunes Trinidad and Tobago
 
iTunes Turkey
 
iTunes Tadjikistan
 
iTunes Turkmenistan
 
iTunes Uganda
 
iTunes Ukraine
 
iTunes United Arab Emirates
 
iTunes Uzbekistan
 
iTunes Simbabwe
 
iTunes Yemen
 
iTunes Albania (no music)
 
iTunes Algeria (no music)
 
iTunes Angola (no music)
 
iTunes Benin (no music)
 
iTunes Bhutan (no music)
 
iTunes Chad (no music)
 
iTunes China (no music)
 
iTunes Republic of Congo (no music)
 
iTunes Kroatia (no music)
 
iTunes Guyana (no music)
 
iTunes Iceland (no music)
 
iTunes Jamaica (no music)
 
iTunes South Korea (no music)
 
iTunes Kuwait (no music)
 
iTunes Liberia (no music)
 
iTunes Macedonia (no music)
 
iTunes Madagaskar (no music)
 
iTunes Malawi (no music)
 
iTunes Mali (no music)
 
iTunes Mauretania (no music)
 
iTunes Montserrat (no music)
 
iTunes Pakistan (no music)
 
iTunes Palau (no music)
 
iTunes Saint Lucia (no music)
 
iTunes Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (no music)
 
iTunes São Tomé and Principe (no music)
 
iTunes Senegal (no music)
 
iTunes Seychelles (no music)
 
iTunes Sierra Leone (no music)
 
iTunes Solomon Islands (no music)
 
iTunes Suriname (no music)
 
iTunes Tanzania (no music)
 
iTunes Tunisia (no music)
 
iTunes Turcs and Caicos (no music)
 
iTunes Uruguay (no music)