Today, being on iTunes is a pretty standard procedure when it comes to selling music online, but there are still many people who don’t know exactly how get their music on there.
Here is a quick run down of how to do it.
1. Prepare Music
Whatever genre of music you’re creating make sure it is up to industry standard quality. If necessary, hire a professional engineer to get your works mixed and mastered. You’re competing with the “big dogs” now. Putting your best foot forward is in your best interest.
The next step in preparing your music is getting your artwork, complete track listing(s), and song credit(s). If you don’t have these you won’t be able to put your music on iTunes.
2. UPC Code
If you want to sell your music in any online store you will need to get a UPC code. One way to do this is to purchase one through a CD duplication company. If you do a Google search on CD duplication you will see that you have plenty of options to choose from. The company will generally charge somewhere between $20-$60 for one. When you purchase your UPC code you will be able to use this code on digital copies of your work as well as physical copies.
UPC codes are also available through CD Baby.
3.Choose A Distributor
Lastly, in order to put your music on iTunes you must have a distributor. CD Baby can act as your distributor for very reasonable rates. For around $40 you can get setup through them to have your work placed on iTunes. One other company is TuneCore. You can explore more options by Google searching “digital distribution”.