Soundrop can absolutely get your artist image uploaded to iTunes / Apple Music for you! Please note that this is only for the artist image icon and not for banner or background images. We do need to follow some guidelines to make sure that your artist image appears correctly on Apple. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
You image must be in the following format:
|Size||2400 x 2400 pixels minimum (Do Not Upscale Images)|
|Resolution||72 dpi minimum|
|Aspect Ratio||1:1 (Square Image)|
|File Type||JPG or PNG|
Artist Must Not:
Be the artist's release cover art or the artist logo
Contain any text, including artist names, roles, dates, instruments, or current and former bands
Include any title treatment or borders
In addition to these rules, artist photos must follow the formatting specified on the photoshop template here: Artist Image Template
Please use this image as an overlay in photo editing software to ensure that your image meets the requirements to be submitted to Apple.
Unsure how to use this template? Here are some instructions:
Add your photo or artwork to the template, inside the layer folder titled Your Artist Image Here.
The subject(s) of your photo or artwork should be as large as possible, but faces and other important elements must stay within the Green Safe Area.
Do not place any artists’ eyebrows above the top Yellow Dotted Line, as this area may be cropped or covered by user interface text or elements. Note that artists’ foreheads, hair, hats, or other headwear may extend above the top Yellow Dotted Line as needed.
Do not place the lips of any artist(s) below the bottom Yellow Dotted Line, as this area may be cropped or covered by user interface text or elements. Each artist's chin, neck, etc. may extend below the lower Yellow Dotted Line as needed.
Note that you are not required to place both the artists’ eyebrows and lips on the Yellow Dotted Lines when composing your image. Instead, compose the image as you see fit, while minding the requirement that the artists’ eyebrows and lips must be within the area between the dotted yellow lines.
Completely fill the entire template with photography or artwork, including the Purple Safe Area — no harshly cropped edges are allowed.
Be sure that your composition looks somewhat vertically centered in the template.
Turn on the Rectangle Mask Preview layers, as well as the Circle Mask Preview layer to be sure your art looks good in any of these scenarios.
- Adjust and repeat as necessary until your file is finalized.
Exporting Your File
Once you are happy with your art, please turn off the layers for Safe Areas, Rectangle Mask Preview, and Circle Mask Preview, and then export out your Artist Image artwork as a JPG or PNG (no transparency allowed). You can then reach out to us with your finished image and we'll take care of the rest!