Pre-orders allow customers to purchase a playlist or single before the date of purchase. Once the playlist or single reached its sales start date the tracks download automatically to a customer’s library.
Instant-gratification tracks are available for individual purchase during the pre-order period if a customer pre-orders the album. Once the pre-order is purchased the track will download immediately or when any of the instant-gratification tracks pass their respective available dates.
An instant-gratification song or music video can be added to a pre-order album at any time before the pre-order start date.
Be sure to follow these rules before choosing a pre-order track:
To add an instant-gratification song or music video to a pre-order album:
You can also add instant-gratification tracks by delivering a metadata update with updated pre-order information.
To add more instant-gratification tracks to a pre-order:
Your new audio will seamlessly be replaced in Apple Music and the iTunes Store.
Note: You must use the same UPC, EAN, and JAN, and not change any other attributes on the album.
Find out more about managing and resolving tickets in the iTunes Connect Music Ticketing User Guide.