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The era of digital music streaming has been a blessing for new artists because it is much easier for them to get noticed in the industry. With one click and artists can get viral on social media applications and it can land them deals with big record labels. This has also skyrocketed the popularity of music streaming applications such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music, iTunes, etc. Among all these, Spotify owns the biggest market share in the music streaming industry which also makes it a far more competitive place for beginners. If you are also among those aspiring music artists who are dreaming to go big in the industry, then taking advantage of the Spotify playlist song might be the best chance for you.

These are the steps on how you can submit to Spotify playlists so that your music and brand can get more exposure.

Creating a Spotify for Artists account:

The primary way to get more followers and get noticed by more listeners on the music streaming platform is by getting a Spotify for Artists account. Only then you will be able to submit music in Spotify playlists. So let’s see the steps on how to create this account.

  • Go to the homepage of ‘Spotify for Artists’ and click on “Request your profile
  • Here you will get two options, artist or manager. So select depending on your relationship with the project.
  • Copy the link from your artist page.
  • Enter that copied artist page link in the search bar.
  • Request access to ‘Spotify for Artists' and then verify your identity. For verification, you can log into the project's social media accounts.

Follow these simple steps and your page will be verified on the music streaming application. This verification process may take time as the platform often completes the process is usually 2-6 weeks. After your account is verified not only you will get to playlist your tracks but also get access to other statistics and promotional tools.

How to submit music for Spotify playlists?

After your verification is done with the streaming platform, it is now time to submit your music for playlisting. Let's now look at the steps.

  • First, you have to log in to your ‘Spotify For Artists' page from a desktop.
  • Then you will select ‘Music' that is available on your artist dashboard under ‘Upcoming' and in this section, you will find the section for unreleased music.
  • Then choose the unreleased track that you want to submit for playlisting from that section of your artist dashboard.
  • Now, remember one thing, if it is a full-length album or an EP, select the option of ‘one track' to submit.
  • Then you have to complete the ‘playlist submission form’ and in this section, give out as much detail as you can give about the track.

Before going ahead to submit the track for Spotify playlisting here are some things you need to remember –

  • You can only add unreleased tracks for playlisting.
  • You can only submit one track at a time.
  • Submit the playlist at least 7 days prior to the release.
  • Write down as much information as you have for the track.
  • You can only use a desktop while submitting a song for playlisting.

Now that you know how to submit your track to Spotify playlists and what are the things you must and mustn't do, start your journey today and see growth in your artist profile!


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