Get your new music heard in 2022!
Musicians around the globe are seeing major streaming numbers on Spotify in 2022!
Spotify has revolutionized the music industry and is changing the way we listen to music in the digital age.
If you’re an independent artist looking to get your songs heard on the platform, here are some tips on how to pitch your songs to Spotify’s editorial team.
Getting on Spotify's editorial playlist is the undisputed best way to promote your new music to Spotify users around the world.
This Spotify feature can make your album release go from flop to extreme success!
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Does pitching to Spotify work?
Spotify's editorial team listens to every track submitted, and playlists 20% of them. Before release, Artists can submit their songs to Spotify through the editorial submission platform.
The submission platform will take your song and send it to a team of experts.
They will then decide if your song is a good fit for the platform and if they want to feature it on the site.
If they do, they’ll contact you with some instructions on how to upload the song.
If you're looking for more information about pitching your songs, check out this helpful blog post from Spotify's editorial team:
Disclaimer: not every song is accepted
The number one thing you need to understand when pitching to Spotify curators is that I did today it is still playlist consideration.
Not all upcoming releases have the sound quality nor do they fit the exact mood in the genres for all popular playlists.
I always tell artists that when is time for your release date it's better to have a few active playlists rather than getting discovered on the playlist that doesn't match your sound.
In the latter case, you won't be building great day to resources for your Spotify track.
This hurts the process because all of the algorithmic streams that you would've had never come, that's blocking the number of listeners you'll get.
Keep submitting to Spotify curators
Don't be discouraged if the Spotify curators reject your music, it just means that that one song didn't fit. You can still keep submitting your upcoming releases with no penalty!
Getting featured on the playlist is a big process.
There is a huge number of songs created and pitch to the curator every single day.
Don't expect to be discovered your first time around!
The cool part is even if you pitch your first release and don't get a playlist you're good.
As an artist you still have release radar and your personal Spotify community for listening to your music!
Spotify for artists is pretty much the plug for managing your playlists.
If you notice that your track has been taken down from playlists then they should be crystal clear but it's time to pitch some more!
How to increase odds of acceptance in Spotify playlists
The more tracks you release, the higher your chance of getting a playlist feature based on the number of track admissions.
Your Spotify for artists account should be growing in track number every day.
If you are a featured artist on a track then another benefit is that the collaboration song has a higher chance of getting on playlists.
By getting your music tracks on an independent playlist you're also boosting the track algorithm data.
This is something that Spotify Curators watch out for!
This makes sense, the more sounds created and try to put out to the world, you have more to work with.
Instead of it being a first-time pitch, with a huge number of featured tracks then your sourcing your audience from different songs!
How to pitch your unreleased song to Spotify
If you're an independent artist looking to get your songs on the platform, here are some tips on how to pitch your songs to Spotify's editorial team.
6 EASY steps to submit music to Spotify editors
- Sign in to Spotify for Artists from your desktop
- Go to home or profile
- Open see the unreleased tracks section
- Select GET STARTED in front of your release
- Tap Submit the Music button
- Pick a song for submission.
To submit a song, you'll need a high-quality audio file with lyrics and title information
Spotify curators have pretty high standards for their artists.
Your track needs to be mixed and recorded at its highest level.
Unless it's something crystal that you pitch to editors, your shot of getting playlisted is next to none.
Fans trust editors to get fresh finds for Music.
The last thing Spotify will do is tarnish their editorial playlist by putting in a bad song…
3 Steps to landing on Independent Spotify playlists
The Spotify playlist submission has 4 parts:
- The title of your song
- The song's pre-save link
- The song's audio file
- The song's metadata
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You can connect with playlist readers on Twitter as well.
Try to create a good connection with as many independent Spotify curators as you can.
This will help you when it's time to pitch as an artist.
Focus first on mood, then genres next.
Submit to playlists for free today! 👇
Is my song worth being on playlists?
Now, this is the hard part about managing Spotify for artists...
Maybe it's not just your one song that missed the mark with the playlist, but your music as a whole is not that good.
Normally when promoting your social media links to Spotify your fans will lie and tell you that you have the best music ever…
Yet the audience of listeners simply is not paying much attention.
Listen to real listeners rather than social media friends.
Take a critical look at the music to create and reevaluate if it sounds good enough for pitching.
In this case, you may have to take some time away from the promo and refine your sound to build a better artist story.
In the end, you will release better music and see real growth in your audience!
Nothing wrong with a Little bit more artist development for your next song.
How to land on Spotify's editorial playlists
Laning on Editorial playlists is not that hard.
5 steps to landing on Spotify playlists
- Select a decent Spotify playlist
- Find the playlist curator's email or Instagram
- Message the curator - state your intentions
- Once responded to, send your music
- Follow the curator's terms for playlisting
Begin by writing an email to the editor of a specific playlist that's relevant to your song.
Messaging a Spotify playlist curator for success
Start by giving them some background information about yourself and what you're looking for from them.
Be brief - don't waste their time!
Once they respond, send them a URL link to your song on Spotify.
Finally, submit any other information requested by the editor as well as links or contact info.
Once you submit your music, wait for their reply!
Note: in many cases, playlist curators charge for their services.
How do you pitch to editors on Spotify after release?
It's not possible to submit your music to the Spotify Editorial team after release. Editors will have to discover you through the platform for additional promotion.
Spotify playlist curators generally look at large independently on Spotify playlist as inspiration for brand new music.
They directly add those songs onto Editorial playlists.
Don't neglect good quality stream data
You also need good algorithmic data, that signals to editors that your song is good.
This is why you must put in effort toward getting hard on independent playlists as much as editorial ones.
That discovery will go a long way if your music is good and you're giving it the publicity that it deserves!
Make sure you don't neglect to submit your music to the Independent Spotify playlist for free!
How to get in Spotify algorithm playlists
Spotify algorithm playlist such as discover weekly and release radar is a great source of streams.
Every Friday of the week, a brand new release radar playlist is created for all your fans to listen to.
Spotify for artists is a powerful tool to manage your fans and album!
The more streams that you get as artists, the higher your odds of getting discovered by labels are.
Connect with your Spotify fans
Make sure you read more info for getting on the Algorithm playlist.
It does wonders for your album promo!
So long as you create a connection with fans it's almost guaranteed that your music will appear there.
Get in targeted genre playlists to build these connections.
Artists need to understand that you create music for the fan, not just for yourself.
In my opinion, Spotify for artists should be renamed Spotify for fans!
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this in-depth Spotify promotion guide.
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