How to Use the Schedule Tool?
The Schedule tool allows you to set different release dates for different stores and fully control your release dates/deliveries on the various DSPs.
The Schedule tool is located within the Icon Menu on the Release Details page of your release.
Custom Release Dates
You can use the Schedule tool to make a release to go live on specific stores before or after the Official Release Date under the Release Date column.
You can either enter your date manually in the text box (DD/MM/YYYY), or you can click on the calendar icon next to it to pick a date.
IMPORTANT - Make sure to click the Save button at the bottom of the panel once you have finished.
IMPORTANT - If you have set an Exclusive Store for your release, you must not set a custom release date for any other download stores within the exclusive period.
For example, if you set a ‘Beatport 2 Week Exclusive’ on 01/01/2022, do not select a custom release date on any other download store until after the Beatport exclusive period has finished on 15/01/2022.
Cancelling & Scheduling DSP Deliveries
To stop a release from being delivered to a specific store, click the Cancel button for that store under the Toggle DSP Deliveries column. Any store that says ‘Stopped’ with a red cross will be opted-out of deliveries.
If you change your mind, just click the Schedule button. Any stores that say ‘Scheduled’ with a green tick will be opted-in to deliveries.
Quick Set Options
There is a range of Quick Set Options available to help you quickly opt stores in or out of deliveries, such as ‘Streaming Service DSPs only’ or ‘Download DSPs only’.
After choosing an option from the ‘Select Quick Set Option’ dropdown list, click the ‘Set’ button. You will see all of the stores that match the option will remain ‘Scheduled’, and all of the stores that don’t match the preset will be set to ‘Stopped’.
You can alter the preset by clicking the ‘Schedule’ or ‘Cancel’ button for your chosen store under the Toggle DSP Deliveries column.
IMPORTANT - Make sure to click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the panel once you have finished.
Creating Variations of the Same Release for Download Stores and Streaming Stores
Many labels now create two versions of a release, one for streaming stores, and one for download stores. You may want to do this if you do not want an Extended Mix to be on streaming stores, or if you do not want a Radio Edit to be on download stores.
- Create two releases (if the catalog number of the download store release is CAT001, we recommend using CAT001S as the catalog number for the streaming store release).
- Ensure that the correct tracks mixes are on the appropriate release, depending on whether it is going to download stores or streaming stores.
- Go into the download store release (e.g. CAT001), click the Schedule tool, and select ‘Download DSPs only’ from the ‘Select Quick Set Option’ dropdown list, click the ‘Set’ button, and then click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the panel once you have finished.
- Go into the streaming store release (e.g. CAT001S) click the Schedule tool, and select ‘Streaming Service DSPs only’ from the ‘Select Quick Set Option’ dropdown list, click the ‘Set’ button, and then click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the panel once you have finished.