Once you submitted your project for distribution (you can check this article to see if you have completed the submission process) here's what to expect next.
- Processing your project
- Inspection of your project
- Your project goes out for delivery to our partner sites
1. Processing of your project
We will process your audio and artwork and make the various audio formats required by our partners.
2. Inspection of your project
Your release is then sent to our inspection team to make sure it will be accepted by our partner sites. Our partners have a number of requirements submissions must meet in order to be listed on those sites.
Due to higher than usual submission volume and COVID-19 impact on our staff, please allow at least 2 weeks for inspection. We recommend selecting a release date at least 5 weeks from the date you submit for distribution to ensure your release date is honored. Please note: anytime you make changes to your title, it takes it out of the inspection queue and puts it at the back of the line.
- IF YOU PASS INSPECTION
Good news! Your title will be delivered to our digital partners upon passing inspection. You will receive an email confirming that your submission is being delivered to our partner sites.
- IF YOU PASS INSPECTION BECAUSE WE MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS
You will be sent an email requesting your final approval to send your release to our partner sites. In that email you will be directed to a final summary of the info for your submission. There you can confirm that all the details are correct and submit your final approval on the release.
- IF YOU DO NOT PASS INSPECTION
You will get an email from our inspection team detailing the issues that need to be resolved before you resubmit.
3. Your project goes out for delivery to our partner sites
The time it takes for us to complete the above steps is, on average, about 5-10 business days. Once you have passed inspection we will begin sending the album to our partner sites. The release will go live on most of our partner sites in about 1-2 weeks but some sites can take up to 8 weeks. If you have a future release date set and our partner sites receive your submission before that date, they will hold activation of your page until your official release date.
Need help troubleshooting why your project isn't on a certain partner site? If so, click here.