Content Cut Off Dates for End of Year 2017

Please take note of these important content cut offs for the end of the year 2017. We will continue to update this article with additional updates. This article will be emailed to all clients, posted on our SymphonicMS system, and more. It is best to plan as early as possible to avoid issues and delays.

Spotify, Others

When dates are available, we will add to this article.


- Thanksgiving ingestion freeze: Thursday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 26th (this means that no release will be ingested during this time).

Holiday content freeze: Monday, December 11th - Tuesday, January 2nd (content with a release date or pre-order start date between December 11th and January 3rd must be delivered by Friday, December 8th as the dates below will also state).

Apple Music / iTunes

If you plan to release new music on Apple Music and the iTunes Store in November and December 2017, check the following delivery deadlines below.

Music submitted after these deadlines may not be available on the desired release date.

Due to the high volume of deliveries and updates Apple will receive during this time of year, we do not recommend making changes between December 21, 2017 and December 28, 2017. Make sure to submit any important content, pricing changes, or clearance changes by the respective deadlines noted in this message.

Release Date Delivery Deadline
11/17/2017 Friday, November 3, 2017
11/24/2017 Friday, November 3, 2017
12/1/2017 Friday, November 10, 2017
12/8/2017 Friday, November 24, 2017
12/15/2017 Friday, December 1, 2017
12/22/2017 Friday, December 1, 2017
12/29/2017 Friday, December 8, 2017
1/5/2018 Friday, December 8, 2017
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