iTunes and Beatport’s Holidays delivery schedule and shutdown

Label Engine Updates

As you know we are now getting very close to the end of the year holidays, we have received information from both, iTunes and Beatport on when they will be closed and by when you guys need to submit the releases in order to appear live on time. Please read this and keep it in mind ahead of your Thanksgiving and December Holiday season release schedule.

– Beatport 

Any releases you want in the store live prior to January 8, 2013 must be delivered to us by December 7, 2012 the latest, we recommend that to be safe to do it with more time than that, but that’s the lastest you can submit your releases by for those dates. Beatport will officially be in holiday leave December 14, 2012.

Beatport will have no delays for Thanksgiving.

– iTunes

Apple’s corporate offices will be closed for Thanksgiving from Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 25, 2012 and for the winter holidays from Saturday, December 22, 2012, to Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

Thanksgiving Delivery Deadlines

Launch Date        Music Deadline

11/19—11/20       Friday 11/9
11/26—11/27       Friday 11/9
12/3—12/4           Friday 11/23

Winter Holiday Delivery Deadlines

Launch Date     Music Deadline
12/17—12/18    Friday 12/7
12/24—12/25    Friday 12/7
12/31—1/1        Friday 12/7
1/7—1/8            Friday 12/14

Also note from December 28, 2012 to January 1, 2013 iTunes Connect will temporarily shut down, meaning during those dates we will have no access whatsoever to their data base and no changes or amends to releases will be possible.