Apple today announced that artists and bands can now customize their Apple Music profile page with a custom bio, the option to add their hometown, birthday or year of formation, and more. Artists can also quickly add lyrics to their songs on Apple Music.

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Custom artist pages in Apple Music may remind some users of Apple’s short-lived social network Bing, which was launched in 2010 and allowed users to follow their favorite artists in iTunes. Artists can share status updates, photos, and more on their Ping profiles, but the service was discontinued in 2012 due to limited use. A similar service that allowed fans to connect with artists called Apple Music Connect was stop too in 2018.

Apple has shared more details about the customization option and other new features added to Apple Music for Artists Platform in an email advertisement:

Profile personly Image and personality are key to connecting with fans and engaging new listeners. The new Artist Profile section allows artists to control their Apple Music profiles and connect with fans in their own words. Artists can answer a series of short questions to create a personalized resume that will be displayed on the Apple Music artist page. Artists can also optionally add their hometown (or place of origin of bands), date of birth (or year the bands formed), and select band members, collaborators, influences, and pronouns.

lyric – Songs have become an integral part of your discoverability and listening experience. Artists can now add their own lyrics to appear alongside their music in Apple Music so fans can read the lyrics behind the beats. Adding words is as easy as copying and pasting the formatted words.

the account Building a great team is part of any artist’s success. New permissions in the Account section (formerly Manage) provide an easy way for artists to control who can access their profile so their team can get started, support upcoming releases, and keep content fresh and new. Artists can also assign different roles to individuals on their team, specifying administrators, analysts, and profile editors.

Measures Apple Music for Artists Insights is now in one easily accessible location within the analogy. Artists can plan their performance and monitor Apple Music plays, average daily listeners, iTunes song purchases, and Shazams. Smart statistics and detailed analytics help artists plan for future releases, tour dates, and other activities, such as creating merchandise.

Apple Music for Artists is available for every artist on Apple Music and provides statistics such as the number of streams a song or album has received, average daily listeners, iTunes Store sales, Shazam data, and more. Artists can sign up for an account on Artists.apple.com.

Earlier this week, it was revealed Apple Music now has over 100 million songs.

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