If I Specify a Custom Release Date When Will My Album Appear in Stores?

If you’ve set a future release date, your music will appear in stores on the date you specified.

If you’ve set a past release date, your music will appear in stores as soon as possible.

Note: If it’s important that your music go live on a specific date (in all chosen stores at the same time), choose a release date at least four weeks in the future. If you choose a release date less than four weeks in advance, there’s a chance your album could still be stuck in a stores’ review queue (or some other unforeseen delay) when your release date comes around.