Please allow 5 - 10 days for inspection. If you have a plan to promote your music or promotions that are connected to a specific release date, we always strongly recommend choosing a release date at least 6 weeks from the date you submit for distribution to ensure that the release date is honored. Please note: if your submission is in the inspection queue and you make changes and resubmit, your title goes to the back of the line. Please double-check your submission BEFORE submitting for distribution.
Even if you don't have promotional plans connected to a specific release date, if you want your release to go live on all major sites at the same time please choose a release date a minimum of 3 weeks in the future from the day you submit for distribution. Below is a handy video.
Each partner site also needs time for their own review and processing.
- Spotify: 2 days to 2 weeks.
- Apple iTunes: from 5-7 days to 2 weeks
Every partner site should process your music within 1-4 weeks.
All of our partners do honor release dates and will not make a project available to the public until the date you select, as long as they have enough time to process your release. So, if you "submit for distribution" on the first of the month and your release date is any time after the 25th of that month, you'll usually be up and running on the date you picked!
Need help troubleshooting why your project may not be on a site, click here.
VIDEO: How long until my release is approved by the inspection team?