Ahead of the festive period, digital services experience higher volumes of releases delivered, which results in longer processing times, followed by a period of holiday shutdown. Therefore, delivery deadlines are put in place to try to ensure your music is processed in time for your release date.
The deadlines (for iTunes/Apple Music) are as follows:
|Release Date:|||||Delivery Deadline:|
|17-November 2017|||||10-November 2017|
|24-November 2017|||||10-November 2017|
|01-December 2017|||||17-November 2017|
|08-December 2017|||||01-December 2017|
|15-December 2017|||||08-December 2017|
|22-December 2017|||||08-December 2017|
|29-December 2017|||||15-December 2017|
|05-January 2018|||||15-December 2017|
Spotify have advised that all releases due to go live on their service during the festive period, should be delivered to them no later than 15th December 2017.
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.
**The EmuBands office will close on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 6pm, and will re-open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at 10am (UK Time). We will be closed from Saturday 23rd December 2017 – Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (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 during this time. The last royalty payments of the year will be made on Friday 22nd December 2017. The first royalty payments of 2018 will be made on Friday 5th January. It has been great working with our artist community throughout 2017, and hope to work with more of you in the new year. We hope you have a great festive period, and wish you all the very best for 2018!**
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager at EmuBands.
POSTED: Friday 20th October 2017
UPDATED: Friday 24th November 2017, Wednesday 6th December 2017