Festive Delivery Deadlines 20/21

If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and iTunes in November and December 2020, and January 2021, check the following festive delivery deadlines:

Release Date Delivery Deadline
27th November 2020 13th November 2020
4th December 2020 20th November 2020
11th December 2020 4th December 2020
18th December 2020 11th December 2020
25th December 2020 11th December 2020
1st January 2021 18th December 2020

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 Tuesday 22nd December at 6pm, and will re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 10am (UK Time). We will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December 2020 – Tuesday 5th January 2021 (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 Tuesday 22nd December 2020. The first royalty payments of 2021 will be made on Friday 8th 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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