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You can find all information about how to get your music on Spotify here. We'd love to have your music on our service!

Full Discography PageA discography page is where an artist’s music lives on Spotify, including Albums, Singles, and 'Appears On'. This page is automatically created when your content is sent to Spotify. 

To verify your artist page go to spotify.com/viprequest. This will allow you to link your user account (whether your personal or newly created, separate Spotify account) to your discography page. You will be able to update your display name and image here as well.

User Profile - G-EazyA Spotify profile is where a user can create & publish playlists and share & listen to music.

You are able to get followers by doing a number of things:

  • Get verified  
  • Play Button
  • Follow Button
  • Share page
  • Share playlists

Learn more on how to increase your followers here.

We get all of our default profile images and bios directly from All Music Guide. You can contact them using this site: http://www.allmusic.com/support, and once your information is updated there .. your Spotify profile will be updated automatically!

If you would like to sign up for a Spotify VIP account and update your profile image that way, you can do so by filling out the form at http://spotify.com/viprequest.

Verified Account Alt-JA verified account is an artists discography page and Spotify profile connected together. Learn more about verified pages here.

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If you would like to sign up for a verified page you can do so by filling out the form at  http://spotify.com/viprequest.  

Learn more on verifications here.

  • Discography + User Profile: Users are able to follow both artist (discography) pages and user profile. When you verify your profile you combine these two entities.
  • Badge: A small blue check mark goes next to your name, and a button appears that allows users to easily toggle back and forth between the discography and artist account.
  • Followers: After the pages are combined, your followers will be too (artist discography page + user profile followers).
  • Notifications: Anytime you release music or create a playlist on the service all the followers of the profile will be notified automatically.
  • Log In: You will still be able to log in and make playlists on the same account.

The experience is only different externally - as in users will see a different profile page. The playlist-creation and log in is exactly the same.

Pages are updated within two to four weeks. Please submit requests being mindful of this timeline.

You can go here for a step by step process. Also, watch the video tutorial here: Playlist Tutorial.

This gives you more control over how you shape a playlist before making it visible to fans. This isn’t a necessity, but is however highly recommended.

Learn more about playlisting here.

Yes! We encourage fans to follow you on Spotify by posting your Spotify URL.

We recommend adding your URL to --

  • Facebook "About" section
  • Your Twitter bio
  • YouTube descriptions

Finding your Artist Page URL

You can find your URL by doing the following:

  • Go to your artist page
  • Right-click on your artist name
  • Click 'Copy HTTP Link'
  • Paste

Learn more on how to gain followers here.

Unfortunately there's no way to connect a Spotify account with a Facebook page due to backend limitations. You can connect a Spotify account with a Facebook account, but not a page right now. This is why we encourage folks to link directly to playlists and profiles on their Facebook pages. To do that, simply right-click on the playlist or track and choose ‘Copy HTTP link’. Then you’ll be able to paste the link on your social media like you would any other link.

Unfortunately we have no way of updating this manually on our side, so you’ll need to contact Facebook support to get this changed.

The Discover and Browse pages are totally algorithmic based on streaming data. This means that the albums are recommended based on what other people are listening to in your region. All new albums that get uploaded to the service are put into the algorithm, and if a lot of people listen to it in a particular area it will show up on the page.

The more you are followed, shared and appear in playlists, the more you will appear in a user’s Discover Feed.

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Artist radio stations are created algorithmically, based on streaming data. This means that we need data in order to populate it, and therefore there can be a delay in the Start Radio button showing up. Your artist radio station will appear automatically when we have enough data.

You can go to Tourbox (tour date management platform) where you can start managing your Songkick artist page and edit dates (as well as sync all your other online profiles so you only have to enter once to publish everywhere): http://tourbox.songkick.com.

Please contact Songkick directly at spotifysupport@songkick.com.

Include the incorrect Artist URI and your proper Artist URI. You can find your Artist URI by doing the following:

  • Go to the artist page
  • Right-click on the artist name
  • Click 'Copy HTTP Link'
  • Paste in email

If you are using BandPage to get your merch on Spotify please contact:

spotifyartists@bandpage.com

If you are using Topspin to get your merch on Spotify please contact:

spotifyoffers@topspinmedia.com.

 Local File Image

These are local files and are only able to be played on your computer. No one else can search for them or play them!

Track Unavailable

You may see this icon next to a playlist track. It means you can’t play the track’s album in your country, but Spotify has found the same track on a substitute album, which you can play. If you want to know where the track came from, click the chain icon to go to this substitute album.

 

 

We get all of our content, including music, album art, and metadata from third-party distributors like record labels, CDBaby, TuneCore, etc. We have no way to change this data manually, so you'll need to contact your digital distributor to have them submit a metadata update.

Please contact us directly via our contact form.

Please send us a request to have the content removed along with a link to your content by doing the following:

  • Go to the artist page where the content is located
  • Right-click on the album(s) or singles(s)
  • Click ‘Copy HTTP Link’
  • Paste in the contact form

As you might know, we have entered into agreement with the major labels and the biggest indie aggregators such as Merlin Networks (representing thousands of labels such as Beggars Group, Domino, Kontor, Finetunes, PIAS and many more), The Orchard, CDBaby, INgrooves and IODA. Going through an aggregator that already has set up an agreement and delivery process with us is the fastest and easiest way to go for labels.

If you collaborate with any of these distributors already, then contact them to get your content on Spotify. Or, if you are distributing your content through another distributor, then please let us know - maybe its one we have a deal with.

If you don't have a deal with an aggregator/distributor, then the easiest and fastest way on board is to become a Merlin member (which is free of charge) - then you will automatically be covered by our agreement with them. More info is found here: http://www.merlinnetwork.org/join/

Once you have an agreement through Merlin, then we can provide you with the delivery details.

Charts

Yes, visit charts.spotify.com to get a widget which you can embed on your website or blog. Alternatively, you can screenshot these charts and share the image on social media. 

To change the country please hover over the flag icon and select whichever country you want. We do not currently have a global chart. 

Change Country

At the top of each chart is a tab which you can use to select whether you want to display the viral or the top chart. You can use this tab to display any combination of charts, for example, US Viral vs UK Viral or US Top vs US Viral. 

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The Spotify Top 50 is a chart which shows the most played songs on Spotify by country. The play counts shown on the chart are the total plays of that song in the last week. See "How often are Spotify's charts updated" FAQ below. 

 

 

 

The Spotify Viral 50 is a chart which shows the most viral songs on Spotify by country. Virality is determined by dividing a song's streams with the amount of times that song has been shared by users in the last week. As this score is a ratio the chart allows for artists with less streams, but higher virality to achieve higher positions in the chart. 

 

Both charts are updated every Tuesday and reflect data for the past 7 days.