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 partnered stores 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 26, 2021, and January 7, 2022, 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 one week ahead of time. However, uploading 2 weeks out will guarantee that your delivery date is met and release goes live with no issues (3-4 weeks lead time, prior to release date).
|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, 2022||December 23, 2022|
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!