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

It can take several days for albums to be reviewed, approved, and sent to stores. If it’s important that your album go live on a specific date. Otherwise, by default, your release should go live once ingested by stores according to the rough schedule below.

  • iTunes/Apple Music: 1-7 days. A very small percentage of albums go through manual review at Apple, which takes an additional 1-2 weeks or so.
  • Spotify: 2-5 days
  • Amazon: 1-2 days
  • Google Play/YouTube Music: 1-2 days.
  • Deezer: 1-2 days
  • TIDAL: 1-2 days
  • Facebook/Instagram: 1-2 weeks.
  • TikTok: 1-3 weeks.

Note: Delays are rare, but they do happen and are typically outside of SmithMusic.com’s direct control.

Pandora has their own in-house review process to curate content, so we are not able to provide too much info in regards to how long it might take releases to be added to Pandora stations (if they are). To be included in Pandora Premium (Pandora’s rad streaming service).