As an up-and-coming musician, you know that Spotify playlists are a great way to reach new listeners, but let's face it, it can be tough to get your music added to them.
Spotify has over 100 million active users, and about 60,000 songs uploaded a day, which means there is major competition to get on playlists, but at the same time, if you are able to get your music on popular Spotify playlists, you will be able to reach a massive audience and build a fanbase quickly.
In this blog post, we will discuss how you can get your music onto Spotify playlists. We will also provide advice on how to contact Spotify curators and get their attention. Let's get started!
1. MAKE YOUR MUSIC SOUND GREAT First, you need to understand that Spotify users are used to listening to songs that sound great, and Spotify curators know that, so if your music doesn't meet those standards, it's unlikely that it will be added to a playlist.
So what you need to do, is not jump the gun. Instead, make sure your music is high quality and sounds professional. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many tracks get submitted that are poorly produced or recorded.
Remember, Spotify curators receive hundreds of submissions each day, so they are only going to choose the best sounding tracks for their playlists.
2. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Second, research which Spotify playlists are a good fit for your genre of music and target those specifically. There's no point in submitting your hip hop track to a country playlist - you're wasting your time. It's just not going to get added.
After doing your research, reach out directly to the curator of the playlist and let them know why you think your track would be a good fit. We have a template for this on the website, which you can claim as part of your free trial.
3. PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE
Third, promote your music on social media and other online platforms. Curators are always on the lookout for new artists to add to their playlists, so the more exposure you can get for your music, the better.
During your promotion however, be sure to include a link to your track so that people can easily find it and listen to it.
4. UNDERSTAND IT'S A NUMBERS GAME
Fourth, submit your track to as many Spotify playlists as possible (within your genre). It can be a numbers game, but the more you submit, the greater the chance that one of them will add your track.
5. PATIENCE IS KEY
Fifth, be patient! It can take weeks or even months to get added to a Spotify playlist, but if you keep promoting your music and submitting it to new playlists, eventually someone is bound to take notice.
And once you do get added to a Spotify playlist, make sure to share it with your fans and followers on social media to help give your career a boost.
6. BE REAL, BUT PITCH YOUR SONG Finally, reach out to the curator of the playlist directly and let them know why you think your track would be a good fit. If they're impressed with your pitch, they'll be more likely to add your track to their playlist.
Following these tips should help you get your music on Spotify playlists and increase your exposure as an artist. Good luck!
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