How long does it take for distribution releases to hit stores?

Here is how long it will take for your music to hit stores if you did not submit a specific release date 2-3 weeks prior to submission:

iTunes: Most releases take 24-72 hours to go live in iTunes however a random percentage of releases go through an internal store review process, which can take up to 16 BUSINESS days from the day they’re received by the store. Please note, Repost has no control over iTunes’ internal review process and cannot expedite your release. If you have a required release date we recommend that you deliver your music assets more than a week prior to that date.

Spotify: 2-3 business days

Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio: 3-7 business days

Amazon On Demand: 6-8 weeks

Google Play: 1-2 weeks

All other stores take 1-3 weeks

Writer: Jeff Ponchick
Category: Announcements
Date: November 16, 2016