19-06-2024 / BY MUSICDIGI / TIPS

How to Get on Spotify Playlists

If you're a musician, getting your songs on Spotify playlists can help you reach more listeners. Spotify has millions of users, and being on a playlist can make a big difference for your music career. Let's explore how you can get your music on these playlists and understand the different types of playlists available.

Types of Spotify Playlists

1. Editorial Playlists

These are playlists made by Spotify's own team of music experts. Examples include "RapCaviar," "Today's Top Hits," and "Rock This." Getting your song on one of these playlists can give you a huge boost.

2. Algorithmic Playlists

Spotify creates these playlists using algorithms. They include:

  • Discover Weekly: Updates every Monday with new music based on what you've been listening to.
  • Release Radar: Updates every Friday with new songs from artists you follow or might like.
  • Daily Mixes: Different mixes based on your favorite genres and artists.

3. User-Curated Playlists

These playlists are created by Spotify users. Anyone can make and share their playlists, including influential music lovers who have lots of followers. Getting on a popular user-curated playlist can also help you gain new fans.

How to Get on Spotify Playlists

1. Submit to Spotify for Artists

Spotify for Artists lets you submit unreleased songs for playlist consideration. Here’s how:

  1. Claim Your Profile: If you haven't already, claim your Spotify for Artists profile.
  2. Upload Your Music: Make sure your music is uploaded to Spotify well in advance (at least a week before release).
  3. Submit Your Song: Go to the "Music" tab in your Spotify for Artists dashboard, select "Upcoming," and then "Submit a Song." Fill out all the information about your track to give it the best chance of being picked.

2. Use Music Distribution Services

Using a music distribution service like MusicDigi can help get your music on Spotify and other platforms. These services often have connections with playlist curators and can help promote your music. If you have signed up for MusicDigi and have a Pro or Label plan, you can easily submit your new release for a chance of being selected by their curation team for pitching. This increases your chances of getting your music featured on Spotify, Apple, and Other Playlists and reaching a wider audience.

3. Promote Your Music

The more people listen to your songs, the more likely it is that Spotify's algorithm will notice and add your music to playlists. Here are some tips to promote your music:

  • Social Media: Share your music on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Engage with your followers and encourage them to listen and share.
  • Collaborate with Influencers: Reach out to music bloggers, YouTubers, and social media influencers to help promote your music.
  • Engage with Fans: Respond to comments, messages, and mentions. Building a loyal fanbase can help boost your streams.

4. Network with Playlist Curators

For user-curated playlists, networking can be key. Look for curators who feature music similar to yours and reach out with a friendly message. Provide a link to your music and explain why you think it fits their playlist.

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