Festive Deadlines & Office Closures: 21/22

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If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and iTunes in November and December 2021, and January 2022, check the following festive delivery deadlines:

Release Date Delivery Deadline
November 26, 2021 November 12, 2021
December 3, 2021 November 19, 2021
December 10, 2021 December 3, 2021
December 17, 2021 December 10, 2021
December 24, 2021 December 10, 2021
December 31, 2021 December 17, 2021
January 7, 2022 December 23, 2021


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 Thursday 23rd December at 6pm, and will re-open on Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 10am (UK Time). We will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 – Tuesday 4th January 2022 (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.

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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