Festive Delivery Deadlines

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If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and iTunes in November and December 2018, and January 2019, check the following festive delivery deadlines:

Release Date Delivery Deadline
16th November 2018 09th November 2018
23rd November 2018 09th November 2018
30th November 2018 16th November 2018
07th December 2018 30th November 2018
14th December 2018 07th December 2018
21st December 2018 07th December 2018
28th December 2018 14th December 2018
04th January 2019 14th December 2018

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 21st December 2018 at 6pm, and will re-open on Thursday 3rd January 2019 at 10am (UK Time). We will be closed from Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Wednesday 2nd January 2019 (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 21st December 2018. The first royalty payments of 2019 will be made on Friday 4th 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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