Sell Your Music on iTunes

As a Preferred iTunes Music Aggregator, TuneCore makes it easy to distribute your music worldwide to your fans and collect revenue. TuneCore provides daily iTunes reporting, so you’ll be able to track your sales and make timely business decisions.

iTunes is the premier online digital retailer and application that allows users to purchase, download, and listen to music and video via computers or other iTunes compatible devices.

NEW: Now you can set up an iTunes pre-order. You will see this option when you are distributing your music with TuneCore. Learn about the benefits of an iTunes pre-order.

Sell Your Music On iTunes
Sell Your Music On iTunes

Top 6 Things to Know About iTunes


Where does iTunes distribute my music?

If you select iTunes Worldwide, your music including albums, singles, and ringtones will be sent around the world to territories like Canada, UK, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Russia, and more for free! Check out the full list of territories.


How does iTunes sell my music?

iTunes sells your music via downloads and now via streams through iTunes Radio. When you distribute your music to iTunes it will automatically become available on iTunes Radio. It is also possible for you to receive streaming revenue through the iTunes Match service.


How much will iTunes charge for my music?

The default price for tracks under ten minutes in length is $0.99 (USD). The default album price is $9.99 (USD).


How much money will I make from iTunes sales?

per song   per album
iTunes US    $0.70      $7.00
iTunes UK    £0.57 (GBP)      £4.30 (GBP)
iTunes Australia    $0.99 (AUD)      $9.99 (AUD)
    (based on default pricing)


When your music is played on iTunes Radio, you get paid a per play fee and a proportionate share of iTunes’ advertising revenue for each month. All of your revenue will go directly into your TuneCore Account.

For more payment details, check out our iTunes pay rate help page.


How long does it take for my music to go live on iTunes?

You can find the delivery times for iTunes and all of our other store partners here.


What are the benefits of setting up an iTunes pre-order?

Build excitement with your fans by making your album, single or EP available for sale before your official release date (only your Instant Gratification Tracks will be immediately downloadable). If you set up an iTunes pre-order, then prior to your release date, you can market your release with an iTunes Buy Link, offer your fans Instant Gratification tracks and set a special pre-order price. In addition to pleasing your fans, your pre-order sales count towards your iTunes chart position. You can set up an iTunes pre-order while you are distributing your music with TuneCore.

Learn about the benefits of iTunes pre-orders.

Interested in collecting songwriter royalties? Find out more about TuneCore Music Publishing Administration.

Sell Your Music On iTunes