Distributing your music to music services such as iTunes and Spotify is unfortunately still slower than uploading a video to YouTube.
Please allow for a processing time of about 1 to 2 weeks from the moment your release is approved by us. Often it goes faster, but sometimes also slower. With iTunes, for example, it can happen that your release is randomly picked out and has to undergo an extensive check (which can sometimes take as much as 1 to 2 weeks extra).
If you do a lot of promotion and want to be 100% sure that your release has been delivered to the stores before a certain date, upload it 4 weeks before the release date.
Of course, your release will never be made available before the release date you specified!