Motion artwork is an Apple Music feature that can help your releases come alive and provide a richer experience for your audience by helping to set a mood or accentuate the concept of an album.
Apple's Motion Art is made up of 2 video files (without sound) in 2 different aspect ratios:
1:1 - displayed on the Album Page on Mac, iPad, and smart TVs.
3:4 - displayed on the Album Page on iPhone
Motion Art is not available for all album types and Apple Music currently only support the following release formats:
Mixed Media Album
Please note that Music Video Single and Music Video Album are not supported.
Requirements for Apple Motion Art
You will need to upload both the 1:1 and 3:4 Motion Art files in order for FUGA to include this in a Music Album delivery to Apple Music
- FUGA will only include Motion Art in a delivery if both files are present and valid
FUGA will validate the duration, frames per second, codec and color space of each video file provided
- Once delivered to Apple Music, Motion Art files can no longer be deleted
Motion Art videos that do not meet Apple's guidelines will be rejected
File format: MOV with .mov extension
Video codec: Apple ProRes 4444, 422, 422 (HQ), or 422 (LT)
Resolution: 2048x2732 pixels (3x4) or 3840x3840 pixels (1x1) (square pixels 1:1)
Frame rate: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, or 30 fps
Color space: Rec 709 or sRGB
Length (duration): between 15 and 35 seconds
Apple Music documentation
If you would like to learn more about file and design requirements, please read Apple’s guidelines.
How do I enable Motion Art for my release?
FUGA Next UI
To enable Apple Motion Art on your release, please follow the below steps:
1: Click on the cover art to reveal the additional options and click Apple Motion Art.
2: Upload both Motion Art video files in their respective sizes.
3: (Re)deliver the release to Apple Music.
Instructions for other methods
If required, please refer to our REST API and XML Ingestion documentation for instructions on how to enrich your release with Apple Motion Art.
How long will it take for my Motion Art to appear on my release after delivering to Apple Music?
Motion Art submissions are subject to review by Apple and may take some time to appear on the release.
Motion Art will become visible on Apple Music either on or after the consumer release date, or on the pre-order date if pre-order is enabled for the release.
Will this also work for Spotify Canvas?
Spotify does not support delivery of Canvas video via the feed.
What happens if I have only uploaded 1 out of 2 files?
Motion Art files will only be included in a delivery to Apple Music when 2 of 2 files have been uploaded.
Can I replace a release’s Motion Art files?
Yes, you will be able to replace a releases's Motion Art files.
Can I remove my release’s Motion Art files?
Apple Motion Art files can only be removed from a release if done before delivery to Apple Music. After delivery to Apple Music, it will no longer be possible to remove.
If Motion Art files do need to be removed, the release will need to be taken down from Apple Music and reinserted with a new barcode.