How do I get listed on iTunes Radio ?

Discussion in 'FAQ' started by Support, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Heres an email from apple on how to get listed in their directory :

    The email address for submissions is :
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
  2. FizzRadio

    FizzRadio New Member

    soo how ?

    So how do i exsactly get my radio listed on Itunes, ive ready that ^^ but it still dosnt make sence ? :) thanks
  3. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    You must email them with your station details following all their guidelines.
  4. partyvibe

    partyvibe New Member

    Updated rules:

  5. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Thanks Partyvibe. Updated. 8)
  6. Dusty

    Dusty New Member

    i tunes

    Thanks for that info I've sent our info off. Dusty
  7. nuevauncionradio

    nuevauncionradio New Member

    Hello Admin,
    Just to let you know I submitted my radio station to iTunes and they seems to updated their guidelines again.

    Thank you for your submission. Please note our updated guidelines and requirements to complete your station request.


    * Streams must broadcast at a bitrate of 128k or higher, except for spoken word such as News/Talk, Sports/Radio and non-music Comedy where AAC/AAC+ streams 64k and higher are acceptable.
    * Stations can list only one bitrate and one genre.
    * Stations using names other than their own to be listed higher in the directory or twice in the directory will be rejected.

    THIS IS AN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED RESPONSE. If you have already sent new submissions or updates, they will be processed within approximately 5 business days.


    1) All emails must have one of these three subject lines as follows:
    * Station Submission: (station name) (ex: Station Submission: Hits Radio)
    * Station Update: (station name, exactly as it appears in iTunes)
    * Other Inquiry: briefly state issue here

    2) If you have new submissions or updates for multiple stations, please forward all requests at once, and in one email. Please attach the information in a document (Excel, Pages) if there are more than three updates or submissions.

    3) We will only accept requests from the contact that we have on file for the station or a station owner. Listeners, friends, station personnel not listed with us cannot make requests on behalf of a station.

    4) Station submission requests must contain all of the following information:

    iTunes Store login account/email address
    Station Name (this must be the name as it is used in your station’s official branding; you may not change your name to start with 'A' to be listed higher unless it is a legitimate part of your station's name)
    City/State/Country of Origin
    Language of Broadcast
    Stream Type (MP3, AAC or AAC+)
    Station genre; must be a genre listed in iTunes 10 (sorry, only one genre per station)
    Explicit material? (Yes or No) This was Added
    Website for station
    Short station description (to be shown in tuner)
    Contact name, email and phone number
    Bitrate (sorry, only one bitrate per station)
    Audio Stream IP/URL (sorry, only one url per station)
    Cover Art: attach a 1400 x 1400 JPG or PNG image using RGB colorspace to your submission form. This was Added

    If you are a Live365 station, make your iTunes submission request by emailing

    5) Station update requests must contain the following information:
    Station name (this MUST be the name as it exists in iTunes)
    Contact person name, email and phone number
    The specific update you'd like us to make ONLY (do not resubmit information that is remaining unchanged)

    6) Further notes:
    Please ensure that your station stream works properly in iTunes:
    * Open iTunes
    * Select 'Open Audio Stream' from the 'Advanced' menu
    * Enter your audio stream URL

    Remember: only .m3u, .mp3 and .pls formats are compatible with iTunes. IP addresses (with these format streams) are also acceptable. .asx, .wma, .qtl and other various formats are NOT compatible and should not be submitted for consideration.
    iTunes does not guarantee specific times of updates, station addition or station maintenance.

    Additions and changes may only be made to the directory included with iTunes 10. No changes can be made to older versions of iTunes. If you do not see your station, first ensure you are using the latest available version of iTunes, available here:

    Apple - iTunes - Download iTunes Now

    Station names, descriptions, and URLs may be edited to conform to our editorial and technical standards.
    We may remove your station at any time, without notice. We may not re-add a station depending on the issues surrounding its takedown. In most circumstances, we will attempt to contact you when we remove a station, using the contact info you provided to us.

    Please allow up to 5 business days for your station to be added before inquiring about its status.
    Thank you for your interest in iTunes Radio.


     iTunes Radio Team
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  8. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Thanks for making us and others aware of the update :)
  9. bendobson

    bendobson New Member

    How long do they typically take to review?
  10. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    iTunes Radio states that you should...

  11. bendobson

    bendobson New Member


    Is there any threads here that list a top 5 or top 10 websites to list a radio station?
  12. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

  13. bendobson

    bendobson New Member

  14. rocketradio

    rocketradio Member

    Hello again,

    Am trying to get us listed, what is our "Audio Stream IP/URL" please?

  15. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Here you go: :)
  16. rocketradio

    rocketradio Member

  17. KevinJay

    KevinJay New Member

    WHAT is the email address? is it still ???
  18. partyvibe

    partyvibe New Member

    How do you access the old style itunes radio directory or has it gone altogether?

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