Following submission of an album, it normally takes 1-4 business days for MusicDigi to process and deliver all of the album's metadata and assets to the music stores around the world. Once we have delivered your content to the stores, each music store is different and each has their own unique ingestion queues and processes.
here is a rough estimate based on recent deliveries:
- Amazon Music: About 2-4 days
- iTunes/Apple Music: 1-7 days. (A very small percentage of albums undergo a random quality control review by Apple which can delay ingestion. This is outside of our control. Please plan accordingly).
- Facebook/Instagram: About 1-3 days.
- Spotify: Around 2-5 days
- Deezer: About 1-14 days.
- TIDAL: About a week.
- YouTube Music: 1-2 days.
- TikTok: 1-3 days.
- Other Music Stores: A few days to a few weeks depending on their own proprietary ingestion queues.
*Please note that it is not possible for MusicDigi (or any other distributor) to guarantee that an album will go live on the street date that a user sets during the album submission process. The times listed above are average times it takes the major music stores to make content available in their platforms. Sometimes it can be sooner and sometimes it can be longer depending on each music store's unique ingestion queues and processes. Therefore, we strongly recommend that users submit their content several weeks in advance to ensure their content goes live on the street date that is desired.