Holiday music distribution deadlines for iTunesAre you prepared for the end-of-year boom in music sales? 

20% of all music sales (and 30% of sales on CDBaby.com) happen in the last 6 weeks of the year.

CDs and vinyl records will be wrapped under the tree. Download cards will be stuffed in stockings. Millions of iTunes and Amazon gift cards will be purchased and redeemed. Lots of brand new iPhones and iPads will access Spotify, Rhapsody, and Rdio for the first time.

We want to make sure that when music sales skyrocket, you’re ready for the ride.

If you’d like your music selling on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby in time for the holidays, you’ll need to send it to us SOON!

CD Baby distribution deadlines for the holiday season*:

Launch date Get music to us by…
11/25—11/26 Friday 11/8
12/2—12/3 Friday 11/15
12/9—12/10 Friday 11/29
12/16—12/31 Friday 12/6
1/6—1/7 Friday 12/13

* Launch dates are for iTunes and CDBaby.com only. We cannot guarantee that all our digital music partners will make your tracks available by this date. 

Sell music for holidays

Alright now, don’t be a too-late-turkey! Get your latest albums and singles signed up with CD Baby today for worldwide distribution.

And once your music is available online, how can you encourage sales? Check out our “Top 10 tips to get your music selling this holiday season.”

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