Spotify For Artists

Learn how Spotify for Artists allows you to enhance your online profile and find  your audience…


Spotify for Artists is an essential tool in the modern musicians’ armoury. 

Once you have a Spotify for Artists’ login, there’s plenty you can do with your Spotify artists account including accessing Spotify analytics to help inform any decisions about targeting the service’s 320+ million users.

As one of the most popular streaming services in the world, using Spotify for Artists can be an essential way for new talent to break through. 

Here are some top tips you need to know on how to use Spotify for Artists to take your career to the next level…

Spotify for Artists account 

Claiming your Spotify for Artist page is free and there are no costs with personalising this profile.

So getting access to your Spotify for Artists login is a no brainer. 

Spotify for Artists provides artists and their teams with audience stats and tools for promoting their music and managing their profile on Spotify. You can also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark.

To get access, you need to log in with your Spotify account, or choose sign up to create one.

Spotify Analytics


There’s a huge amount of data from Spotify analytics available on the performance of your music on the platform so you can see who is listening to you.

The Audience section in Spotify analytics is essential to helping you understand how your music is performing. You can see your top three songs as well as any playlists you're featured on. You’re able to see a timeline of your total number of listeners, streams, and followers so you can compare how your releases are performing and whether your fan base is growing. 

You’re also able to filter through this data so you can see if a particular gig or social media campaign has really had an impact. 

Alongside this Spotify analytics gives you a deeper break down of listener data including age and gender as well as top countries and top cities for your music. This will help you work out if there are any trends on the type of fan your music attracts and where to target a potential tour. 

Your Source of Streams chart also shows you where your total streams are coming from, so either through direct search or specially curated playlists. 

How do I get music on Spotify

New artists need to work with a distributor or label which has a distributor to get their music added to their Spotify artist account. 

Distributors look after all aspects of the licensing and distribution of your music. So will work on your behalf to ensure your new release is featured by all the streaming services. There are a range of providers out there from Ditto Music to Tunecore and more - they will do the important part of paying your streaming royalties too. 

Check out this provider directory to see preferred and recommended distributors that meet Spotify’s standards. It makes sense to do some research to find the provider which is best for you. 

Updating your Spotify for Artists profile 


You should start thinking about your Spotify for Artists profile as your shop stall to you and your music as soon as it’s live.

Here you can feature an image, bio, pin your latest releases to the top of your profile for more traction. 

You can use the artist pick feature to show what music you’re currently into - whether it be one of your own tunes or another top choice. Artists can now add social media links to their profile too, making it easy for fans to find them elsewhere online as well as sell physical items and merch.

Find out more 

Pitching to playlists

Pitching to playlists is one of the most exciting features of Spotify for Artists and can be a huge step forward for the career of a new musician. 

Just head to the Music tab of your Spotify for Artists dashboard and choose 'Upcoming'. From here you can select the release you'd like to submit for playlisting.

You can only pitch music that hasn't been released yet. Once you've uploaded your music to Ditto and it's been accepted by Spotify (this can take a few days), it'll be available in your Spotify for Artists upcoming releases. 

You can only pitch one song at a time per release, so if you have an EP or an album you can only select one song from the project

Spotify’s curators have to go through thousands and thousands of playlist submissions every day, so the earlier you pitch, the better your chance of getting heard.

Visit Spotify for Artists to find out more.

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by ICMP staff writer
November 22, 2020
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