This is in response to a question which was asked of The Insider if the new Mbabazi song is on iTunes.
1) The artist or copy write owner is the one who loads their song into iTunes.
2) Media houses generally can only talk about the song being available but are never the ones who load it on iTunes or Youtube or Reverbnation. I concede I do load some songs on youtube but it is the artists who send them to me to make the videos and then upload for them since I am a techie.
3) If are a musician and you need directions on how to do it – see some information below. I have put the most important bits of it. You will notice that it is likely the reason why we have more of our musicians on Youtube and Reverbnation than on iTunes.
Martha Leah Nangalama
The writer has experience with online product sales (iTunes, Google, Facebook, Youtube, Amazon, etc.) and Merchant services
Do I need an Apple ID to offer my music on iTunes?
Yes, you must have an Apple ID and a current credit card on file with the iTunes Store. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you will need to create one using iTunes.
How much does it cost to sign up to offer my content on iTunes?
Signing up to offer your music on iTunes is free. Additional details on the sales terms are available during the sign-up process.
Do I need Universal Product Code (UPC) and International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)?
Yes, both identifiers are required for all audio delivered to iTunes. The Universal Product Code (UPC) uniquely identifies an album and helps to ensure that you are marketing the right album. The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) uniquely identifies individual songs.
Do I need a U.S. Tax ID?
Yes, a U.S. Tax ID is required as part of the iTunes Connect sign-up and authentication process. This requirement also applies to providers not based in the U.S. Request a U.S. Tax ID.
Be sure to enter your U.S. Tax ID correctly when applying. If you are prompted to complete U.S. tax forms on iTunes Connect, you must use the same U.S. Tax ID.