How To Sell Your Music on iTunes

Handle any emergency with Howcast’s First Aid app – howc.stExpand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from DimitriL and more videos in the General Music Business category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at If you’re an unsigned musician, selling your music on iTunes might seem daunting. It’s actually very easy! To complete this How-To you will need: A CD or digital files of original Recorded music Money Step 1: Get your music ready Make sure your music is ready for public consumption. Don’t forget cover art and any liner notes you want to include. Step 2: Get a UPC barcode Get a UPC barcode from a CD duplication company or online music distributor. Type “UPC code iTunes Store” into a search engine to find some options, which range in price from to . Tip: Read online reviews and ratings before you choose a UPC code vendor. Step 3: Find a distributor Find a distributor. To ensure you pick a legitimate company, look through several reviews of the company on various web sites. The distributor receives a percentage of every sale you make. Step 4: Protect your rights Protect your rights. Maintain ownership of your music by carefully reading all contracts to ensure you are only giving the company the right to distribute your music. If a contract has language about


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