It's September 1, 2014 and from this day on you may hear potential Eurovision entries on radio or on internet as from now on they can be published according EBU. A bit like Poland last year that chose Donatan & Cleo's My Slowianie after it became a huge hit. It was originally released November 4, 2013. But the rules about publishing the songs varies also by local broadcasters. Some countries let them be uploaded and enjoyed by all on an early stage like Switzerland, some keep them unheard until the very last minute like Sweden.
I haven't really kept track on national submission dates but for example Finland opens its submission today for a week only so if you want to take part in UMK 2015 you better hurry up! The same goes for Denmark where submission ends the same day. Sweden goes on until September 16 but then thousends of songs are expected there once again.....
Meanwhile the 60th Eurovision song contest, to be held in Vienna's Wiener Stadthalle on May 19-23, 2015 is shaping up nicely. Already 26 countries have confirmed their presense (Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany and United Kingdom) and on top of that several national final dates have been already set.
At the moment it seems Georgia might be the first country to announce its entry/entrant, already in September according some sources while Malta and Macedonia are set to have their national final already in November 2014.