Posted: Sep 20, 2022
**Guest post by One Submit, the ultimate music submission platform.
"Without a doubt, Spotify is the biggest music streaming website on the market. As for 2022, there are currently more than 356 million Spotify users, 182 million of them are paying subscribers. Out of all these users, there are loads of Spotify playlist curators. According to recent data, there's over 4 billion playlists with over 70 million songs on the platform.
If you're an artist releasing music to Spotify and other streaming platforms via a music distribution service, the best way for you to get your music heard is by getting on Spotify playlists.
Getting your music featured on playlists can generate streams, followers and build your musical career. The bigger the playlist, is in terms of followers, the more streams you are bound to get.
Editorial playlists are playlists created and managed by Spotify itself. Spotify promotes these playlists in favour of other playlists, so most of them are huge in terms of number of followers.
If a Spotify editorial playlist features your song, it can boost your musical career!!! Sounds interesting? We will get to that in a minute.
Algorithmic playlists are playlists managed by Spotify's AI. Playlists such as: Daily Mix, Release radar, Music Friday or Spotify Radio and Discover weekly. If you receive a decent amount of streams and likes, the Spotify Algorithm AI will add you to these playlists.
User Generated Playlists
These are playlists created by human users that are not working for Spotify. Some of these users are private individuals and some of them are labels or music companies. If you want to submit your music to Spotify user generated playlists, you'll need to start contacting Spotify playlist curators one by one and send them your music directly. You can also use a service like One Submit, which is a music submission platform that helps artists get their music heard through submitting your song onto Spotify playlists, blogs, radio stations and more. There's also an option to submit to record labels, TikTok influencers and YouTube channels. The submission is completed after you've chosen the right music genre for your song.
So back to the main topic at hand...
This is a real golden opportunity for serious artists with great music.
Now you can submit your unreleased track to Spotify editorial playlists for consideration. It's completely free and it's one of these things that cost nothing and can make a real change and lead to a bigger number of Spotify streams and expand your Spotify audience.
For those of you who have never placed your song onto Spotify, you should know the only current way to place your song onto Spotify is through the use of a digital distribution platform such as Tunecore, Cd Baby, Distrokid and more.
Once you've submitted your unreleased music onto one of these platforms, and you have scheduled a release date for your music, you'll need to wait for your song to appear on your Spotify artist dashboard. You should do some research on how much time it takes for your song to appear on your Spotify profile. Once the song is there, you can get started submitting your new release to Spotify editorial playlists. Make sure you've left enough time, from the time your song arrived to your personal page on Spotify, to your public release date. Leave at least one week for the submission process.
One more thing on your check list is you will need to claim your Spotify artist identity on the Spotify's claim page.
Once you've claimed your artist account and your new release is on your artist page, you can start submitting your music.
First use a desktop computer for the submission process, it's always better not to use the mobile version of a website to submit your music.
Once you are on your profile, you should see it on the “Spotify upcoming songs” tab.
It is important to understand that in order to submit your music for consideration on an editorial playlist, your song must be unreleased. Only unreleased tracks and new music can be submitted to editorial playlists and you can not submit to a specific playlist.
Also, you can only submit one song at a time, and cannot submit an entire album. You will need to wait until it is released, and then you can send another music track.
You will need to provide all of the information listed below, for your track:
Last thing you'll need to do is to provide a pitch for your music. This should include your story about the creation of your track, and if there are lyrics, you will need to provide the story behind them.
Once you are all done, wait for a few days and come back to check your Spotify playlist submissions on your dashboard. Hopefully by this time, if you are accepted to any playlists, it will appear on your song page. You might get on an editorial playlist or you might get on an algorithmic playlist, but there's always the option that you won't get on any playlists.
This is one of the best options to submit music to playlists without spending any money and get to reach new audiences with little time and investment. Just keep in mind your song needs to be of decent production quality and with great song foundations.
Another way to trigger Spotify's algorithm is to get streams and likes using user curated playlists. Once you get on enough of these types of playlists, you'll be noticed by the algorithm and Spotify will start adding you to their own playlists without you taking any action.
Editorial playlist submissions are a great opportunity to get your music heard, grow your number of song streams, gain followers and develop a fan base. If you stay persistent in your music and keep producing high quality songs, the possibility of your song getting placed on an editorial playlist will become much higher."
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