Yes. Each year, Apple shuts down iTunes for the holidays. During this time there will be delays getting your music live on iTunes. Here are the important things to keep in mind during the holiday season:
- Expect delays getting music up on iTunes the week of Thanksgiving.
- iTunes generally shuts down the last 2 weeks of the year so no new music will go live then.
In addition to no new content going live during the iTunes shutdown in late December, any change or take down requests will also be delayed as well. Please expect iTunes live time delays through mid-January.