The Spotify Artists Blog

Update to Artist Verification Process and Image Updates

Starting on March 2, 2015 we’ll be introducing new rules to improve our Verified Artist program as well as an updated and easier process for apply for verification.

These rules will NOT affect artists who have already been verified on Spotify, but will apply to ALL new verification requests.

 

Minimum Followers Criteria: 250 Follower Requirement

From the 2nd of March all artists requesting verification will need to have at least 250 followers on their artist page to qualify for verification. 

Requiring artists to build a small following on Spotify before verification helps us to verify artists in a timely way and improve our wider artist support.

We have chosen a low number so that even very new artists can still get verified and use Spotify’s tools to grow their audience even further.

To check how many followers you have, visit your artist page on Spotify and look in the top right corner, if you have more than 250 followers, then you qualify for verification. 

New Verification Process:  Visit spotifyartists.com/verification

Alongside the new rules, we’re introducing a new and improved verification request form which can be found here.

If you are requesting verification of an artist via this form you will need to supply evidence that the artist meets the minimum criteria of 250 followers.

This information will be cross-checked by our verification team and if the request meets the minimum requirements then you’ll be on your way to getting verified! 

What if I don’t have 250 followers yet?

Don’t worry, we can help you get there! Below are a series of links with advice and tools to help you reach 250 followers on your artist page: 

Spotify Artists Best Practices

Using the Spotify Follow Button

Sharing on Spotify

 New Image Update Process Via Rovi: For previously verified artists AND new submissions.

Avatar images will now need to update here via Rovi to ensure your artist avatar image is up to date on all Spotify platforms (i.e. Desktop, Mobile, iPad).

Information before you submit:

  • Know your Rovi ID. If you do not know or have a Rovi ID, please reach out to content.music@rovicorp.com to retrieve before proceeding.

  • Images submitted here will take up to two (2) weeks to process.

  • If you chose not to update your image, the default image will be your most current AllMusic page image.

  • If you do not have an AllMusic/Rovi ID the default image is your most recent album cover. Should you be interested in creating a Rovi ID, please contact content.music@rovicorp.com.

For a successful image update please fill out and press submit here for the following:

  • The Rovi Image Doc and

  • Upload a 2048 x 2048 pixel JPEG to the Box folder below.

Have additional questions? 

Visit our FAQ Section.

Contact Us.

 

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  • http://www.planetloverecords.com Marius Engel Jensen

    Hi Rosa. Sounds interresting. But how about the Discography Banner picture? By avatar I guess you mean the small profile picture right?..- I like how you update your photo for playlists and maybe the same feature could be activated regarding the banner picture. So us, the verified representatives can add a banner picture? what are your thoughts and future actions on this subject?

    Best, MariusEJ
    Official York, Planet Love Records, Planet Chill, Ayla admin

    • http://SpotifyArtists.com/ Mark Williamson

      Hey Marius,

      We’re working on being able to update the header image but I’m afraid we don’t have a timeframe for this yet. Thanks for the feedback though, we’re definitely aware of the need for this feature. More when we have it.

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