Music fans love Spotify; the catalog is huge, it’s free to use, and easily integrated with social media. It doesn’t take a profound leap in logic to understand why you should be promoting your music there.
Currently the application is available for streaming in Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Perú, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.
Verify Artist Account
The verified artist program is becoming a part of Spotify for Artists. All artists who have access to their Spotify for Artists profile will automatically get the verified check on their artist page.
Get your Spotify Verification Badge for your producer, artist, or band profile by completing the Spotify Label Verification Form.
Update Artist Image
Simply request access toSpotify for Artists page to be able to get tons of additional tools, learn about your audience and update profile pictures.
After signing up, artists and management can get granular information on how listeners engage with your music. Whether it’s seeing how many times a track was added to a playlist, how many different streams you received on a particular track in a particular territory, or how many tuned in to your music every day for the last 28 days, Spotify makes sure you know what is up with your fans.
Spotify Codes is a brand new way for users to share any track, artist, album, or playlist available on Spotify, as easily as taking a picture.
Scan a code on your friend’s phone to follow his or her party playlist, share your Spotify profile on your social channels, or take a screenshot and import a code posted by your favourite artist to hear their latest single. You can also scan a Spotify Code printed on a flyer, poster or even a billboard. Learn more on these here.
Group Spotify Playlists within Facebook Messenger
Facebook users can now create collaborative Spotify playlists in group Messenger chats. You can set it upby adding the Spotify extension for Messenger and going through the process below:
Friends don’t need a Spotify account to add songs to the playlist, so it’s a fun way for users to spend more time in Messenger. Plus, it’s an easy way for Spotify to attract new users from the vast Facebook and Messenger audiences and get them to spend more time streaming tunes.
Sell your Merch
You can now sell merchandise directly from your Spotify profile using Merchbar. Fans can click straight from Spotify through to the product page to purchase T-shirts, vinyl, CDs and more. Plus, Spotify takes no fees or commission. Get more details here.
Tour dates are incorporated on artist pages automatically via Songkick and Ticketmaster. Make sure your dates are all being tracked and shared with your fans by going to tourbox.songkick.com to manage your Songkick artist pages. If you have an issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team up with your friends and music comrades to create and edit the ultimate playlist. Let others add, delete, and reorder tracks on a playlist you’ve created by making it collaborative.
- In the left panel, right-click a playlist.
- Select Collaborative Playlist.
- Once you see a circle icon next to it, it will confirm it’s collaborative
- To add a track to it right-click the track and hover your cursor over Add to Playlist
- Select a playlist.
Search by Label
If you’d like to search your labels’ catalog, on the search tool of Spotify
Type in: spotify:search:label:”label name” and you will see your entire catalog!
How Royalties Are Paid
Spotify has deals with rights holders in all of its launch countries. A royalty is based on how frequently your music gets played. Each stream earns you a share of Spotify’s advertising revenue. The actual amount varies and depends on the ratio of advertising revenue and your percentage of the total number of streams on Spotify in a given month. If you’d like to learn a bit more, welcome to check out our post Spotify’s Mysterious Royalty System Explained, which will give you the full breakdown.
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Collect Mechanical Royalties
If you’re distributing to this store worldwide with Symphonic Distribution, you might not be collecting mechanical royalties from downloads outside of the USA and your performance and mechanical royalties from downloads and streams around the world. You can collect these royalties with Symphonic Publishing Administration. Check out our Publishing Administration page for more details on how to collect these royalties.