Holiday support schedule, App Store content disputes, and the iTunes Affiliate Program

Winter Content Submission Schedules
To prepare for the winter season, we’re adjusting our deadlines for Podcast submissions. If you plan on releasing new Podcasts on iTunes in December 2016 and January 2017, check the following submission deadlines:

Podcast Launch Date Submission Deadline
December 5 to December 11, 2016 November 28, 2016
December 12 to December 18, 2016 December 5, 2016
December 19 to December 25, 2016 December 12, 2016
December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017 December 12, 2016
January 2 to January 8, 2017 December 12, 2016
January 9 to January 15, 2017 January 2, 2017

Holiday Support Schedules
If you have questions or need support, you can always reach out to our Podcasts Support team. However, keep in mind that they won’t be available on the below dates, and Podcast approvals and response times on or around these dates may be delayed:

  • November 24 to November 25, 2016
  • December 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017

If you plan on launching any Podcasts during this time, we recommend submitting your podcast for approval as early as possible.

App Store Content Disputes
If you believe that an application available in the App Store violates your intellectual property rights, you can use this form to submit a claim to the App Store Legal Team. If you are looking for the form to submit a claim for any other type of content available on the iTunes Store, please contact us here.

iTunes Affiliate Program
The affiliate program provides a unique way for you to connect your social media, website, or app to your podcast and millions of songs, apps, books, movies, TV shows, and more while earning commissions on qualifying sales and memberships on Apple Music. Apply now to join the program and earn commissions on Apple Music, the iTunes Store, the App Store, and iBooks.