You've done it! You've signed up the perfect release, filled out which stores to send to, and have clicked "Distribute". What happens now?
After submitting your release, it locks for processing and automatically enters our approval queue. At this time you won't be able to make any changes to it until it's been delivered.
It takes us 1-2 days for our approval team to look at your album, after which we will either:
A) email you and ask you to fix some bits that need to be changed.
B) pass your release onto licensing / delivery.
While cover song licensing can take 2-3 weeks to complete, well known compositions typically clear in less time. Once cleared, we'll create a package of metadata and files to send to our partners and begin delivery.
Lastly, once delivered it typically only takes 1-3 days for content to go up on Deezer, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play, and iTunes / Apple Music.
Soundrop will search those sites for 72 hours after delivery and look for links to your music. If we find them, we'll add links inside your account and email them to you! If we don't find a link it doesn't mean that your release isn't on that store. The best way to check is to search for yourself. If it's been a week and your release isn't live let us know and we'll redeliver it.