Hi and welcome to the latest Spotify Best Practices blog.
In Best Practice Vol. 1: Artist Verification, we looked at how to get your Spotify profile verified. In Best Practice Vol 2: Creating your first Playlist, we found out what’s changed with your profile now that you’re verified, how to make a playlist and how to share that playlist amongst your followers.
In this post we’re going to check out a couple of key tools that are available for artists and how to make use of them.
Spotify Follow Button
The Spotify Follow Button is a button that can be embedded on your website and blog, making it even easier for fans to follow you on Spotify.
Similar to Twitter’s Follow or Facebook’s Like button, visitors to your sites simply need to click the button to start following you.
Followers will then receive email, mobile and in-client notifications any time you release new music, create playlists or share music within Spotify. More followers = more streams of your music!
To generate the code for your Follow Button and for further info, please click here.
Check out the below examples of the Follow Button in action:
Spotify Play Button
Spotify’s Play Button is a short piece of code that can be embedded on your website or blog, allowing you to create a music player quickly and easily.
You can choose to embed playlists, albums or even just individual tracks. Customizable themes and sizes mean that the button can fit in with different styles.
Spotify’s Play Button means that you can power the music on your website easily and without having to send visitors away. Crucially, and unlike other embeddable players, the Spotify Play Button generates revenue from every listen.
How do I generate the code?
1. Right click on the playlist, album or track, then select ‘Copy Spotify URI’:
2. Visit the following link: Spotify Play Button.
3. Paste the Spotify URI into the field as directed:
This will then generate the code that you can copy & paste into your website and blog:
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