Spotify is one of the go-to destinations for music lovers everywhere and as an artist, getting your tracks featured on its playlists can be a game-changer. Not only will it increase your visibility, but it also opens the door to a wider fanbase. So, if you're looking to boost your career and take your music to the next level, getting on Spotify's radar should be at the top of your to-do list.
There are three main types of playlists on Spotify: third party playlists, algorithmic playlists, and editorial playlists.
User-Generated playlists on Spotify
Third party playlists, also known as user-generated playlists, are created by individuals or groups outside of Spotify. These playlists can be created by anyone and can be found on the platform. To get your music on these playlists, you can create your own playlist and build a network of playlist curators. You can also use the "Discovered on" section or websites like isitagoodplaylist.com to actively search for popular third party playlists on Spotify.
Additionally, you can use the SubmitHub service to pitch your music to third party playlist curators or PlaylistSearch.io service to get contact addresses of third party playlist curators.
Spotify's algorithm-based playlists
Algorithmic playlists, such as Release Radar and Discover Weekly, are created by Spotify's algorithms based on a user's listening habits. To get your music on these playlists, it's important to deliver your music to your music distributor as early as possible and pitch your song at least one week before release via Spotify for Artists. Also, promoting your music through ads and creating awareness for your focus song may also increase your chances of being included on these playlists.
To pitch a track on Spotify, you have to log into your Spotify for Artist account. In a previous blog post, we summarized all the important information: Spotify for Artists
Spotify's curated playlists
Editorial playlists are created by Spotify's in-house team of editors, and they are often curated based on a particular theme or genre. To get your music on these playlists, it's important to deliver your music to your music distributor as early as possible and pitch your song at least one week before release via Spotify for Artists. Also, talking to your label/music distributor and making them aware of the story and project behind the release can help getting the song placed on an official playlist. We also highly recommend avoiding pre-releases on other platforms such as Beatport, YouTube or Soundcloud as this decreases your chances of being included on editorial playlists.
In conclusion, getting your music on Spotify playlists can be a great way to boost your visibility and grow your fanbase as an artist. To achieve this, you can use the above-mentioned strategies to increase your chances of being included on third party but also both algorithmic and editorial playlists.
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