TuneCore’s review team should take up to one business day to approve your release. Once your release has been approved, it will be sent to stores immediately. At that point, it will be the responsibility of each store to make the release live.
In order to meet a specific release date in as many stores as possible, we recommend uploading content and paying for distribution 3 weeks ahead of your target release date or pre-order start date. To avoid any additional delays, please make sure your release meets the formatting requirements of our store partners.
Here is the general amount of time it takes our stores to process your release and make it live:
- iTunes/Apple Music: 5 days
- Spotify: 5 business days
- Google Play: 1-2 weeks
- Amazon Music: 1-3 business days
- Amazon On Demand: 6-8 weeks
- Deezer, iHeartRadio: 3-7 business days
- All other stores take 1-3 weeks
Remember, these are approximate and we can never guarantee the exact time your music will go live in these stores. Please note, TuneCore has no control over the internal review processes conducted by stores and cannot expedite your release. If you have a required release date we strongly recommend that you distribute your music more than 3 weeks prior to that date.
Ringtones can only be found in the iPhone iTunes app.