iTunes

iTunes

Just wondering if any of you have ever submitted music to iTunes to be sold online. I recently discovered that someone is selling a track from a recording on which I play. ( I don’t own the rights) I felt this was not a good representation of what I do, so I decided to submit stuff from my own album.

Anyone know if it’s a long process or if it is difficult to get them to approve the tracks? Any thoughts? Thanks

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Hello anna

We sell our CD in the US through CDbaby,
http://cdbaby.com/cd/horseplay
which included the option to list it with various download outlets, including itunes. It took a couple of months for the itunes link to become live. We don’t make much money from these sales, but do it because it gets the music out there….

Doing it through CD baby was very easy - they did evertying. They do take a slice of the profits though.

or you can consider one of the folk download services such as www.wovenwheatwhispers.co.uk which is more musician friendly

Trish

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CD baby is the easiest way I know of. They take a cut but it’s only 9%, well worth it in my opinion. You get to keep 91% and have to do almost nothing.

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Thanks for the advice, but right now, I’m really only interested in the iTunes option. I’ll keep CD baby in mind for future reference.

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You can use CD Baby purely as a way to get stuff on itunes, you don’t have to actually sell CDs. It sounds weird but it’s true. Check this page:

http://cdbaby.net/dd-only

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I’ve been doing the iTunes uploading for a local music label and by all accounts the paperwork is a bit involved in that you have to get Apple personally interested in carrying your stuff and sign contarcts with them and so on. You have to get an account with them and then use a special bit of software called iTunes Producer to do the uploading. This only runs on a Mac, so you have to have one or find a friend who has (which is where I come in). I get the impression that iTunes is only interested in record labels with a big catalogue, not individuals. On the other hand, I’ve only uploaded a few albums for my friends, so maybe that’s not true.

Find out more and fill in the online application form at http://www.apple.com/itunes/musicmarketing/

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Thanks JerryH, that is what I wanted to know. I did fill out that form already a couple of days ago. I was wondering what the process would be from there. You answered my question, I don’t have a Mac (yet) so I guess my only option is to try the CD Baby route. Thanks again, Anastasia

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If you do get registered with iTunes, I’m happy to do the uploading for you.

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Wow, thanks, I’d appreciate that a lot. I’ll get back to you if I ever hear from the folks at iTunes.