iTunes Holiday 2017 Delays & Closures – Plan Ahead!

You read that right, folks! We’re already approaching the holiday season, and once again we’re here to remind you that it’s imperative to be prepared if you’re planning on distributing music during November and December. Like many of us, our pals at iTunes and other digital store partners take time off during the holiday, resulting in potential delays.

See below for some guidelines that’ll ensure you have a successful release just in time for the holidays:

  • In order for content to become available in iTunes and other stores between Friday, November 17th and Friday, December 1st you must upload and pay for distribution in TuneCore no later than Tuesday, November 7th.
  • In order for content to become available in iTunes and other stores between Saturday, December 2nd and Friday, December 8th you must upload and pay for distribution in TuneCore no later than Tuesday, November 14th.
  • In order for content to become available in iTunes and other stores between Saturday, December 9th and Friday, December 22nd you must upload and pay for distribution in TuneCore no later than Tuesday, November 28th.
  • In order for content to become available in iTunes and other stores between Saturday, December 23rd and Sunday, January 7th you must upload and pay for distribution in TuneCore no later than Tuesday, December 12th.

In order to make sure that you don’t miss the release date for your song or album, plan ahead and distribute your new music as soon as you can to avoid getting caught in holiday closings/delays. The earlier you get your new music on iTunes and other stores, the more time your fans will have to buy it!

If you’re not ready to release that album just yet, we always recommend releasing a single early to garner some excitement!

If you are planning on submitting your new release via the TuneCore Feature Submissions Page:

  • To be considered for a feature for Friday December 1st, you must fill out and send your Feature Submissions Form by Friday, November 3rd.
  • To be considered for a feature for Friday December 8th, you must fill out and send your Feature Submissions Form by no later than Friday, November 10th.

Regardless of how your fans celebrate the holidays, give them the chance to use your music as a soundtrack – distribute your holiday music today!

  • Joseph Morris Kelley

    We are love

    • Shaun D.

      you sign up and type 1 comment and thats the best you have??????

      no. Mr. Kelley, far far from it…how about you cut me a check for 20 mill and I’ll sign an nda and walk….I’m sure the owners are happy up on top… you are all so predatory and just useless…Don’t ask for my opinions if you don’t want them

  • Shaun D.

    I’d like TUNE CORE to close down publishing. I payed thinking I’m going to be pitched hard to many places and feel disheartened……. You take the money and dedicate resources to the top streamed artists who need the least help and neglegta e had 5 offers all say, sorry, but we need to go through your publisher . With the loss of the media players we lost a large amount of “GIFTING A TRACK” I have dished out my own money to gift an android or iPhone user a track. That loss of gifting a single is big…a lost value pushed to the useless social app that I have been unable to unsubscribe from and feel so ripped off. DUMP PUBLISHING AND START A MANAGEMENT OR AGENT SERVICE!!!??? I’ll take a small 5% finders fee for that…SEE Already Teaching! like to see more collaboration and Label type activity to brand TUNECORE artists…