Festive Delivery Deadlines 2023/2024

If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and iTunes in November and December 2023, and January 2024, check the following festive delivery deadlines:

Release Date Delivery Deadline
November 24, 2023 November 17, 2023
December 1, 2023 November 24, 2023
December 8, 2023 December 1, 2023
December 15, 2023 December 8, 2023
December 22, 2023 December 8, 2023
December 29, 2023 December 22, 2023
January 5, 2024 December 29, 2023

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 21st December at 6pm, and will re-open on Thursday 4th January 2024 at 10am (UK Time). We will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 – Wednesday 3rd January 2024 (inclusive). During this period of shutdown, no royalty 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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