Charting Education: Streaming - Apple Music
Apple Music is a Premium Streaming App
Subscriptions start at $9.99 a month but there are free trials, family plans, and student discounts. It is available for mobile devices and computers.
- Mobile Apps
- iTunes and Apple Music are pre-installed on Apple Devices
- Apple Music for Android
- Computer Apps
- iTunes – on Windows Devices(Apple Music is part of iTunes)
- Apple Music – Pre-installed on Macs and Macbooks
BEFORE BUYING IN ITUNES:
If you purchased the title track or the album on iTunes, depending on how your device is set up, the song may get automatically added to your Library and/or your device. Playing these iTunes downloaded songs may not count toward charting, as it is the equivalent of playing CDs.
STREAMING IN APPLE MUSIC:
- Manually search for the song in Apple Music
- If you bought the song in iTunes remove it from your library (but don’t worry, you’re going to put it back)
- Add it to your “Library” to ensure you are playing the Apple Music streaming file and it will count for charting
- Hit play!
Create playlists to focus on title tracks, singles, and/or albums. There’s no exact number of songs you have to have between the repeated single. Keep it varied so you don’t seem like a bot! Need help? Check out our playlist tutorial below.
TIPS FOR STREAMING:
- Play songs fully
- Interact with your playlists
- Avoid bot-like behavior
- Do NOT mute
- If you downloaded songs for offline streaming, be sure to reconnect to the internet by the end of the tracking week (Thursday, 11:59pm EST/EDT) so your streams get counted! (see step 2 above to make sure you are downloading tracks properly)