Before trying to access your account, you’ll need to ensure that your music is live. If your music is not available to stream or download on Apple Music or iTunes, you’ll need to work with a distributor. Once your music is active on the platform for five business days, you can begin the process of claiming your account.

An account must first be claimed by an artist or manager. Record label representatives must work directly with the artist to be added as a user or request access. If the artist or manager who serves as account administrator does not accept your request within 30 days, the request will expire.

Getting started is simple:

1. Download the Apple Music for Artists App for iOS or visit the website.

2. Sign up using your current Apple ID. Ensure that this email address is one that you check. Your approval email and other important communications will be sent there. If you do not have an Apple ID account, you will need to create one.

3. Find the link to your artist page in Apple Music. To do so, follow the instructions below: 

          a. In Apple Music search your artist name or the name of one of your projects.

          b. Select the profile or the project, then tap the “More” button. This may also appear as three dots to the right side of your screen. 

          c. Choose “Share,” then choose “Copy Link.” 

4. In Apple Music for Artists click “Request Artist Access,” and paste your link into the “Find an Artist” field on your application.

5. Select one of your albums as part of the verification process. At least one of the albums that appears should be yours. You only need to select one if there are more. You must be the primary artist on the album that you select. If you’re a featured artist, you’ll won’t be able to claim your account.

 If none of the options listed are yours, there’s an option to search at the bottom of the page.

6. Fill out the application. For faster verification, fill out as many applicable areas as possible.

After your request is submitted, allow at least 10 business days for a response. Make sure to check the email address associated with your Apple ID as well as your spam folder.

Once the account has been claimed, all future requests for access will need to be approved by the original person. 

If you have any issues with your account, reach out to Apple or your distributor.