Track your plays on Apple Music with free streaming analytics tool for artists

Keep track of how your music is performing on Apple Music with their new free analytics for artists on their streaming performance.

Apple Music have released a new dashboard for artists where they can track their performance and see how well their music is doing. The name bears similarities to Spotify’s hub for artists (Spotify for Artists) with the name Apple Music for Artists.

The new feature gives artists a direct portal to their performance on Apple’s streaming service so they can track how well their music is performing. The portal is rolling out in beta for a few thousand artists to test at first before they expand it or look towards a wider launch with a mobile app potentially in the works.

Artists can also browse a global map that shows data for all 115 countries where Apple Music is available. Select countries from the map, even individual cities, and see the top tracks for that area, even venture into the demographics of what’s hot. These location based analytics aren’t just interesting but could play a major factor for artists deciding on tour dates, meet-ups and more where they can see they’re popular.

The app offers insights into streams for tracks, how many have purchased their music on iTunes. You can select any period of data from the last 24 hours to the origins of Apple Music. There will also be an insights panel where Apple Music will showcase highlights of your streaming performance and a section that shows what playlists across Apple Music your music has been put into.

Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar, who got to be part of the beta, said on the new tools: “As a truly independent artist with a small team, music analytics is something we can’t do without. We don’t have the luxury of deep major label market research to rely on to help us make important decision like where to perform and how to advertise the things that we make. Apple’s analytics tool helps to level the playing field for artists like myself.”

Apple haven’t announced when they plan to release Apple Music for Artists to a wider group but when they eventually do it will be a massive resource for independent artists.

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