How Long Does It Take for My Album to Be Available in Stores?

DistroKid sends your music to stores almost immediately. The stores vary in how long they take to make it live.

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 will go live according to the rough schedule below.

iTunes- Anywhere from same-day, to a week. A very small percentage of albums go through manual review at Apple, which takes an additional 3-days to 2 weeks or so.

Amazon: About 2-4 days

Google Play: About a day.

Spotify: Usually a week or so.

Deezer: About 1-2 weeks.

YouTube Music: About 1-3 days.

TIDAL: About a week.

Bonus: For many stores (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, more) we'll detect the moment your album goes live, and send you an email with the link!