The sales update process is divided into two phases:
- Sales rise
- Sales confirmation
The total update time usually takes 2 to 4 months (depending on the channel).
1. Sales rise
The first phase of sales update is to dump the sales information that appears in the form of a graph in the "Sales> Analytics" section.
Estimated sales are updated monthly. But keep in mind that the sales reports (with the details of the transactions) are sent through the channels with a lag of up to 60 days with respect to the month in question.
Thus, every month the information on new sales is uploaded, but with a lag of 60 days after the end of the month. For example: in June the estimated sales information for April is updated.
2. Sales confirmation
The second phase of sales update is to confirm the information. The confirmation of each store comes through the sales reports (available in "Sales> Reports") and is reflected in the account balance (available in "Sales> Balance").
When they have been dumped, the channels can still take between 30 and 90 days to make the respective payment. So the total update time can go up to 4 months.
It is for this reason that the confirmed sales that appear in the balance go with a lag of between 3 and 4 months in relation to the upload of the songs.
You can find more information about how the sales section works in this post.