You can view the current sales statistics in your account at any time. We always give you exactly the sales data that is currently provided by the shops and can't predict when sales will be reported or accounted.
The Preview shows the sales of the last days and weeks on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google and Deezer. This way, you can monitor your current sales and measure the success of your promotion. The preview sales are updated daily and mainly serve as guideline. Not all shops report preview sales and the reports are not always up-to-date. If already shown sales disappear they are being prepared for the settlement.
The Settlement shows all accounted sales incl. your revenue share. The settlement is updated monthly. However, it takes about 2-3 months after a sale until it's actually settled. Smaller shops can take up to 6 months. The revenue of the settlement is added to your credit.
The preview sales are always subject to correction by the shops. Since the shops have to account millions of downloads and streams every day, in some cases, sales are not being reported instantly but appear later in the settlement.