It can take several days for albums to be reviewed, approved, and sent to streaming services. If it's important that your album go live on a specific date, click here to read about release dates. Otherwise, by default, your release should go live once ingested by streaming services according to the rough schedule below.
- iTunes/Apple Music: 1-7 days. A very small percentage of albums go through manual review at Apple, which takes an additional 1-2 weeks or so.
- Spotify: 2-5 days
- Amazon: 1-2 days
- YouTube Music: 1-2 days.
- Deezer: 1-2 days
- TIDAL: 1-2 days
- Facebook/Instagram: 1-2 weeks.
- TikTok: 1-3 weeks.
- Anghami: 1-5 days (some require manual review by Anghami's team which can take an additional 2-3 days).
Holiday Season: During the holiday season, if you have a particular release date in mind, Apple has provided a delivery time frame which you can view below:
|Release Date||Delivery Deadline|
|November 25, 2022||November 11, 2022|
|December 2, 2022||November 18, 2022|
|December 9, 2022||December 2, 2022|
|December 16, 2022||December 9, 2022|
|December 23, 2022||December 9, 2022|
|December 30, 2022||December 16, 2022|
|January 6, 2023||December 23, 2022|
Note: Delays are rare, but they do happen, and are typically outside of DistroKid's direct control.
Pandora has their own in-house review process to curate content, so we are not able to provide too much info in regards to how long it might take releases to be added to Pandora stations (if they are). To be included in Pandora Premium (Pandora's rad streaming service), please read THIS.
Bonus: For many streaming services (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more) we'll detect the moment your album goes live, and send you an email with the link!
Please note: Securing cover song licenses can take up to 14 business days. Releases with cover songs will be submitted as soon as the license is approved by Harry Fox Agency (who handles our cover licenses).