It is a dream of every Independent musicians to make it to the Apple Music Top 100 Charts because this has come to be a clear indicator that their Songs has Blown and the more Money the artist make from their streaming royalties.
Since 2018 that Apple Music Introduce the Top 100 Daily Charts Spanning more than 115 Countries and Regions, the Charts has reflect the most popular Songs on the platform in different Countries and Regions around the World.
Since the launch, over 2,200 musicians in more than 130 genres have Charted more than 4,000 No. 1 hits Songs Across the Charts.
The Question now is, how does Apple Music determined the most Popular Songs in every Countries and Regions to be place and updated on the Daily Top 100 Charts?
Well from my Research and Experience in the Nigerian Music Industry, Apple Music Consider the most popular Songs to be Pitch on the Top 100 Daily Charts in Three different methods which includes, the total numbers of daily Generated Streams in a Particular Region or globe, Radio and TV airplay Charts, and most popular trending Songs on Social media.
Some times this Arrangement can be manipulative because Apple Music chart is updated three times daily by humans, not only that, most Nigerian Radio and TV Stations Charts are also Programmed by human beings and they may decide the number of times the station plays a song which the Radio airplay may not be based on demand from their consumers.
Another big question that I receive frequently from Independent musicians is, how many numbers of streams does my song need to get the Apple Music Top 100 Charts?.
From my experience as a digital strategist and music executive, in this article i will be using the Nigeria music Industry for Example, as of october 2022, you need to get an average of 6 to 10 thousand streams daily in Nigeria to get to the Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music Charts.
Getting your music to the top of the charts on Apple Music can be a challenging task. However, with the right approach and strategy, you can increase your chances of success.
Here are some tips to help you get your songs to the top of the charts.
Create high-quality music
The first step to getting your songs to the Apple Music charts is to create high-quality music. Your music should be of high production value and contain compelling content that resonates with your audience. Spend time perfecting your craft and honing your sound to make sure your music stands out from the crowd.
Promote your music
Promoting your music is an essential aspect of getting your songs to the Apple Music charts. Utilize social media, email, and other channels to promote your music to your fans and followers. Encourage them to share your music with others to help spread the word.
Collaborate with others
Collaborating with other artists and producers is a great way to expand your audience and reach. By collaborating with others, you can tap into their fan base and introduce your music to new listeners. Look for opportunities to collaborate with other artists and producers to help increase your exposure.
Build a fan base
Building a loyal fan base is crucial to getting your songs to the Apple Music charts. Engage with your fans and make them feel a part of your journey. Encourage them to stream, download, and purchase your music. Focus on building a loyal fan base that will support you as you continue to create and release new music.
Use data and analytics
Data and analytics can provide valuable insights into your music’s performance and help you optimize your marketing strategy. Use tools like Apple Music for Artists to track your progress and make data-driven decisions about how to promote your music.
Focus on radio play
Getting your music played on radio stations can help increase its visibility and reach a wider audience. Look for opportunities to get your music played on radio stations, both online and offline. Focus on building relationships with radio DJs and producers to increase your chances of getting your music played.
Utilize music distribution services
Music distribution services can help you get your music on popular streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify. Use a music distribution service like DistroKid, TuneCore, or CD Baby to distribute your music and increase its visibility. These services can also help you track your performance and manage your royalties.
In conclusion, getting your songs to the Apple Music charts requires a combination of hard work, strategy, and creativity. By creating high-quality music, promoting it to your fans and followers, collaborating with others, building a loyal fan base, using data and analytics, focusing on radio play, and utilizing music distribution services, you can increase your chances of success and get your music to the top of the charts.