Apple have announced some big updates for artists. These new additions offer more transparency around streams, listeners, music videos and playlists for artists who have music on Apple Music.

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Here’s a summary of the updates so far:

  • Apple Music for Artists is now out of BETA and any Apple Music artist can sign up.

  • Apple Music for Artists iOS App announced.

  • Upload your Artist image directly in the App.

  • Shazam insights are now live in Apple Music for Artists.

  • Music video views are now available.

  • You’re now able to see the average number of daily listeners of your music.

  • Download a CSV report of your complete catalog.

  • See your songs position in a playlist and which countries it is available in.

Here’s what you need to know.

If you already have access to Apple Music for Artists you don’t need to do anything else, you will gain access to Shazam data in your dashboard.

If you have access to Shazam for Artists you can still access your account to create posts and view your data. Eventually this will all merge into the Apple Music for Artists platform.

If you don’t have access to Apple Music for Artists you can sign up at Apple mention that if you have a Shazam for Artists account to use your Shazam for Artists details when signup up for faster verification.

Shazam data is now displaying in Apple Music for Artists. Apple Music for Artists is free and allows artists to see data relating to their audience, playlist adds, stream counts and more.

Additional information on understanding Apple Music for Artists analytics can be found here: