As Apple Music continues to grow we are enhancing the affiliate program by increasing commissions for members of the base program. Beginning April 5th, 2018, we will increase payments to affiliates on Apple Music globally, paying twice as much as we do today. You will earn a one time 100% commission on the first month of a user’s subscription to Apple Music; this is twice the existing rate which pays 50%.
Affiliate partners earn a one-time affiliate bounty when referrals result in a conversion from the trial period to the first paid month for Apple Music (Student, Single, and Family Membership types are commissionable). This one-time bounty is credited once the user has converted from the 3-month trial period to the first paid month.
Also beginning in April, iTunes Music commissions will be reduced from 7% to 2.5% globally. The commission rate on movies, books, and TV will remain at the current 7% commission.
For more information on the affiliate program, and to view a chart of commission rates please see our affiliate resource site.