Does your release appear to be stuck processing with the yellow circle next to your album/track/artwork? This typically means additional processing time is required.
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 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.
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, YouTube Music, Spotify, more) we'll detect the moment your album goes live, and send you an email with the link!