There will be no notifications going out to fans that have followed an artist on Connect when an artist adds new content / releases a new track or album. Fans would have to go and check. Please be aware that updating and uploading audio and video onto Connect on Apple Music can only be done via an iOS device and is not possible via desktop. For more details about Apple Music Connect, please go to apple.com/music/connect.
You can also find a How to Use Connect document online here which is a handy Best Practices document.
The easiest way to create links and access badge art for Apple Music is to use Link Maker . You will be able to access badge art and get information about Apple Music, and brand guidelines on their resource site.
Existing links to artists, albums, and songs, previously opening to the iTunes Store, will now open to Apple Music. The easiest way to create a new link to the iTunes Store is by searching for the artist, album, or song in Link Maker. You can also alter your existing links to artists, albums, and songs to directly link to the iTunes Store by simply appending “app=itunes” to any of your existing links as shown here, making sure to use a “?” to separate the link from the parameters.
If you already have an affiliate account, you can use your existing affiliate token to link to Apple Music and earn commissions. Please note that you can only earn commission on either Apple Music memberships or qualified sales in the iTunes Store—not on both using the same link.
Connect with social media
Here are some guidelines for tagging Apple Music in social media marketing:
•Specify “Apple Music” in your copy or use the #AppleMusic hashtag in social media copy
•Apple no longer uses “iTunes” social handles for any music social activity
You’ll also want to note Apple Music’s new social media handles, which you can find below:
Artists can also share sound files, images, playlists and links from Connect to Facebook and Twitter. They can also share links that drives the user into Connect from the socials as Connect will be in front of the paywall.