Apple Music is Apple’s premium subscription service, accesible via the iTunes interface. After an initial 3 month free trial, which users will only be able to access after providing credit card information, Apple Music will be only be available to paying subscribers. The service has a strong focus on editorial and artist features, including “Artist Connect”, which will allow approved artists to post free content directly on the service and interact with fans.
Apple Music is a streaming service.
Normally, releases go live within 24-27 hours in both services simultaneously. A random percentage of releases go through an internal iTunes review process. If your release is placed in iTunes’ content review, unfortunately, it will take longer than the normal 24-72 hours to go live. We can´t speed up the internal iTunes review process. If you have a required release date please make sure that you distribute your music more than 16 business days in advance to the digital release date..
iTunes and Apple Music are available in: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus*, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina-Faso*, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India*, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal*, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan*, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
*Explicit content is not sold in these territories.