Spotify officially lets artists submit songs for playlist consideration

By Ariel Hyatt and the team at Cyber PR

 As of this year, Spotify boasts a whopping 70 million paying subscribers making it the most popular premium music streaming service among artists and music listeners alike.

And they are getting more artist-friendly every day – which is a great thing for you. And of course, their playlists are a key way of getting your music discovered and every artist is searching for ways to get onto these highly desired playlists.

Spotify has rolled out a brand new feature tailoring to this specific desire! They now allow you to submit one unreleased song for playlist consideration.

After a beta test in the summer, the streaming music service has officially opened its playlist submissions to all musicians. An up-and-comer now has a real chance of reaching a playlist editor and having their new song stream to millions of people (no, offering money won’t increase your chances). These inclusions have a real impact, according to the company — at least some of those who made the cut saw tangible improvements in their streaming numbers.

How to Submit Your Music Directly to Spotify

Simply sign into your artist account (or Spotify Analytics if you are a label) and choose your best song. When submitting take extra care to give a detailed description of the song supplying any and all relevant information about the song to easily guide editors to the best place for your music.

What to Include in Your Description

Genre, mood, instrumentation, whether it’s a cover, even the cultures you or the song belong to should all be included.

This new feature will also impact Spotify’s personalized playlists. This means that as long as you submit your track for playlist consideration 7 Days in advance it will automatically appear in every one of your followers’ Release Radar playlists (thereby possibly giving the algorithm a jolt)

This way you have control over which single you’re promoting to your fans and to the playlists at the same time.

As Spotify wishes to make this process as fair and unbiased as possible they have released this statement:

“We want to make something crystal clear: no one can pay to be added to one of Spotify’s editorial playlists. Our editors pick tracks with listeners in mind. They make these decisions using data about what’s resonating most with their community of listeners.”

The move could be good news for artists determined to break through. Like with most services, Spotify previously limited playlist selections to their curators. It was hard to make the grade unless you were either a major artist or fortunate enough to get noticed. However, the feature also shows how difficult it is to hit the big time on Spotify when you’re not a superstar — you practically need that playlist presence to become reasonably popular and generate a significant amount of revenue from streams. As much as Spotify has done to simplify publishing and increase exposure, its service still isn’t an easy place to make a living.

7 Spotify playlist curators you can submit your music to for free.

Playlists are the new radio. It’s now possible for a song to break on playlists before commercial radio. Here are 7 playlist curators you can submit your music to for free.

 1. Indiemono

Biggest playlist: Sad Songs (373,000 followers)
Submission link:

Indiemono is one of the largest independent playlist communities. They love breaking new artists, especially if you have less than 1,000 streams.

2. Soundplate

Biggest playlist: Selected : Soundplate (4,400 followers)
Submission link:

Soundplate has a selection of playlists curated by their team. In addition they have a new submission system which lets you submit music to a bunch of other playlists.

3. Spingrey

Biggest playlist: it’s LIT (27,000 followers)
Submission link:

Great playlists spanning multiple genres, you can even submit by following their collaborative playlist on the link above.

4. Simon Field

Biggest playlist: Ibiza Deep House (210,000 followers)
Submission link:

Simon is a successful producer/artist and curates one of the largest independent playlists for electronic music. The playlist is hosted on his artist profile on Spotify.

5. Soave Records (formerly Selected Sounds)

Biggest playlist: Sunny Chills (8,800 followers)
Submission link:

Soave have a number of playlists mostly focused on Chill, Deep and Tropical music.

6. Daily Playlists

Biggest playlist: Hip Hop Daily (1,000 followers)
Submission link:

A huge amount of playlists you can submit to, they also have their own curated playlists for Rock, Hip Hop, Indie and Electronic.

7. Work Hard Playlist Hard

Biggest playlist: Fashion Store Sounds (14,000 followers)
Submission link:

Work Hard Playlist Hard is always taking submissions.



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