The pre-order for your releases can be controlled on 2 levels, per release or on an account level.
Pre-orders can be controlled per release via the 'Pricing' tool on the relavant 'Release Details' page. If you do not see this icon, please contact our support team who will enable this for you.
Here you are able to toggle the pre-order to either Yes/No for certain stores, as well as being able to set a pre-order date and rule for iTunes.
Once enabled, you can either set a specific date for your pre-order to begin, or you can leave this blank and use the default pre-order timings (see below).
Default Pre-Order Timings
- iTunes - pre-order available as soon as delivered
- Amazon - pre-order available as soon as delivered
- Juno - 28 days before the release date
- Beatport - 28 days before the release date
- Traxsource - 14 days before the release date
Note: If you are setting the iTunes pre-order for a Single or an EP, change the "Enable Pre-Orders" option under the "iTunes Pre Orders" heading to Yes.
Releases can be submitted to stores for pre-order by default. This feature can be toggled by going to:
Settings ➜ Distribution Settings
You can then change stores to Yes/No depending on your label needs.
Note: Changing this setting does not change pre-created releases, only newly created releases from the point of changing.