Whether or not you are promoting a specific release date, if you want your release to go live on all 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.
We recommend selecting a release date at least 6 weeks, but no more than 2 years, from the date you submit for distribution, to allow time to promote your music and ensure your release date can be honored. Please allow up to 5 days of that time for the inspection process.
Each partner site also needs time for their own review and processing.
- Spotify: 2 days to 2 weeks.
- Apple iTunes: 2 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!
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