You can now include a ‘Pre Add’ option to your forthcoming releases on Apple Music…
Apple Music recently updated & now includes a pre-save feature ( called “pre-add”).
Heres what they had to say:
“Any album that is available for pre-order in iTunes with at least one instant gratification track will be available to listeners to pre-add to their Apple Music Library.
On the sales start date, the album will automatically be available in the listener’s Apple Music Library.”
Why include ‘Pre-add’?
Music fans will be able to make sure they get to hear your release as soon as its available, and listen to a track or two right away!
And for you, the label or artist, you can drive traffic towards the site… in anticipation of the release
To set up a ‘Pre-add’ on Apple Music
All you need to do is activate pre-order on your release when setting up in ampsuite ( making sure to select iTunes or just select ‘All Available’ and also make sure that at least one track in the release is set to instant gratification. ( this means they can stream it right away ) NOTE: Apple Music’s criteria for pre-adds currently disqualifies singles from the feature, so right now it’s only going to work on releases with multiple tracks.
The album will then be available for ‘Pre-add’ on Apple Music at the same time it becomes available for pre-order on iTunes.