I’m an artist, how do I get my music on Spotify?
You don’t need to be signed or have a record deal to get your music on Spotify. Having music from independent artists is important to us so we work with artist-aggregators to get their content uploaded. Click here for a full list of artist-aggregators.
If you’re a self-published artist or small label without a delivery partner/platform
Please visit our Labels page. We’re integrated with delivery platforms such as FUGA and Consolidated Independent – deliveries via these platforms will help get content on Spotify sooner.
Is your music on a label/aggregator already but not on Spotify?
Usually this means that your music will automatically be available on Spotify. To be on the safe side, check with your label or aggregator.
If they have delivered it to Spotify, your music is probably in an upload queue. It can take 4-6 weeks to get your music on Spotify.
Get your music on Spotify
All of the music on Spotify is delivered by labels and distributors. Music cannot be directly uploaded to Spotify. This is to ensure that all of the music on Spotify is fully licensed and prevents illegal or unlicensed music from being uploaded by 3rd parties.
But have no fear, getting your music on Spotify is easy. We have deals in place with most labels around the world and a wide range of digital distributors and aggregators. So, whether you have a label deal or not, you can get your music up on Spotify and get paid for every one of your streams.
If you already have a deal with a label or distributor:
Spotify likely already has a deal with your label or distributor. All you need to do to get your music on Spotify is ask them to make your music available on Spotify. If you have only recently signed to them then it may take a few weeks for your music to be delivered to Spotify.
If you do not have a deal with a label or distributor:
Don’t worry, you can still get your music on Spotify. We have deals in place with many companies who can deliver your music to us.
These services will handle the licensing and distribution of your music and will also administer the royalty payments that accrue from your streams on Spotify. There is usually a small fee or percentage cut involved in using these services.
You can find a list of aggregators that have an established relationship with Spotify here.
If you work for a label or distributor and want to get content you own on Spotify:
Please contact us using the contact form here.
Update your content
My music is already on Spotify, but some of the attributes of my content are incorrect.
We get all the metadata on your artist discography directly from labels and distributors, and cannot update it manually.
If any of the following are incorrect, we are unable to manually update them and you’ll need to contact your distributor:
Featured Artist Names
My music is on Spotify and I did not give permission to host my music, how did it get on here?
If your music is on Spotify, even though you haven’t sent it to us, it’s likely that your label or distributor has done so. Please contact them directly to rectify this issue.
My content is on the wrong discography page, how can I separate?
Please send us a request to have the content moved to a new, separate discography page. Include a link to your content by doing the following:
How do I have my music removed from Spotify?
Please send us a request to have the content removed. Include a link to your content by doing the following:
List of Aggregators
These are some of the aggregators we work with that provide music for Spotify. These services will handle the licensing and distribution of your music and will also administer the royalty payments that accrue from your streams on Spotify. There is usually a small fee or percentage cut involved in using these services.
Click on any of their names to learn more and sign up:
Get verified & followed
Spotify’s ‘Follow’ feature gives artists additional functionality to share music with your existing fans on Spotify whilst helping you to find new ones.
Building followers on Spotify is a great way to drive more streams of your music, directly connect with our 24m users and give your fans a unique insight into your musical taste.
The artist experience on Spotify centers around these two properties:
Artist catalog of music
Popular tracks & related artists
Link to Spotify Profile
Link to Discography
Recent sharing & playlist activity
List of followers / profiles you follow
Once verified, your total number of followers are combined and will appear on both pages.
How do you get verified?
If you’re an artist, getting verified is simple. Just follow these steps:
1. Set up a Spotify profile
You’ll need a normal Spotify profile to get started. If you don’t already have a profile for the artist, you can create a free one by signing up with an email address here: Create Spotify profile
2. Complete the Verification form
Once you’ve setup the profile, please complete the Spotify Verification Request form.
To help us verify the profile, be ready with the following information:
- The Spotify profile username you would like linked to your artist discography page.
- The artist URI link (link to artist discography page).
- The preferred display name for the profile.
- A URL link to a 500×500 pixel JPEG profile image (no more 500kb, please).
- A link to a twitter account associated with the artist. Please note that twitter credentials are not stored in any way.
3. Wait for Verification
Verification can take up to a couple of weeks, but profiles are verified as quickly as possible.