During the Holiday season, DistroKid experiences reduced staffing, particularly during the Thanksgiving work week, as well as the work weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday, as well as New Years day.
We try to answer your requests as fast as possible! Typically, we answer most requests within 24 hours, but during the Holidays, it may be anywhere from 2-5 business days for us to follow up.
Many of our service partners also have reduced staffing during the holidays.
Apple/iTunes has kindly provided a schedule of Holiday delivery times, so that artists can plan their releases accordingly.
If you plan on releasing music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store between November 24, 2023, and January 5, 2024, remember to check the following delivery deadlines.
To ensure that Apple receives all deliveries by 11:59 p.m. PST on the respective date, it's best to upload at least two weeks ahead of time. However, uploading 3-4 weeks out will guarantee that your delivery date is met and release goes live with no issues (2-4 weeks meaning lead time, prior to release date).
|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 15, 2023|
|December 29, 2023||December 22, 2023|
|January 5, 2024||December 29, 2023|
Music delivered after these deadlines may not be available on the desired release date.
We appreciate your patience, and we hope you have a warm, safe and uplifting Holiday season!