2019-2020: Festive Delivery Deadlines / Office Closure Dates

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If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and iTunes in November and December 2019, and January 2020, check the following festive delivery deadlines:

Release Date Delivery Deadline
22nd November 2019 15th November 2019
29th November 2019 15th November 2019
06th December 2019 22nd November 2019
13th December 2019 06th December 2019
20th December 2019 06th December 2019
27th December 2019 13th December 2019
03rd January 2020 13th December 2019


As usual, we ask that you try to give us as much time as possible ahead of release date to deliver your music to services, especially at this time of year. We will, of course, do our best to accommodate any requests but please note that if a particular delivery deadline is missed, we cannot guarantee exactly when the release will go live on digital services.

The deadlines stated above are when EmuBands must deliver releases to each digital service, so please factor in extra time in case there are any issues with your release that we need to clarify with you ahead of distribution.

EmuBands Office Closures

The EmuBands office will close on Friday 20th December 2019 at 6pm, and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020 at 10am (UK Time). We will be closed from Saturday 21st December 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020 (inclusive). During this period of shutdown, no royalty or trend reports will be uploaded, no releases will be processed and no customer support will be available. The last royalty payments of the year will be made on Friday 20th December 2019. The first royalty payments of 2020 will be made on Tuesday 7th January.

To learn more about general processing times for each service, and to give you an idea of how long before your release date you should add your release to the EmuBands dashboard area, please read this guide – How Long Does It Take?.

We will update this post as more DSPs publish their festive delivery deadlines.

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