The first TuneCore Artist Ping pages are live with many more coming….
As you may have heard, Apple just launched a new service called Ping. A social network for music where iTunes music fans can follow their favorite artists and friends to discover music they’re talking about, listening to and downloading.
Ping has “People” accounts and “Artist” accounts. Artist accounts allow musicians to upload and create their own pages featuring their pictures, videos, tour-dates, music recommendations and a lot more.
I was fortunate enough to speak with Apple the day they launched Ping to begin working on getting the first TuneCore Artist Ping accounts set up. Many are live with many more coming. We will continue to get more and more TuneCore Artists set up over the next weeks as Apple works to authenticate and set up Ping Artist accounts for the millions of artists within iTunes.
SETTING UP AN ARTIST PING ACCOUNT
Here’s how an Artist Ping account gets set up.
First an artist, or their representative, is verified as the authorized person to control the Artist Ping account (i.e. no, you cannot pretend to be Iggy Pop). This is done via TuneCore coordinating with TuneCore Artists and then relaying information to Apple.