The Spotify Artists Blog

Say Hello to Release Radar

You spend weeks, months, and even years making new music — and we know that drive to create is what being an artist is all about. We also know it’s hard work making new fans, so when you release new music, we want to make it easy for them to hear it first.

To date, we’ve been sending emails and notifications to your Spotify followers every time you release new music. But the success of personalized playlists like Discover Weekly got us thinking about other ways we can ensure fans and other music lovers know about your new single, remix, EP, or album.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to our newest playlist: Release Radar.




With Release Radar, we’re giving every Spotify user a weekly selection of the new releases that matter most to them — all in one convenient playlist. Updated every Friday, Release Radar gives fans up to two hours of new music from their favorite artists, sprinkled in with some new discoveries based on their listening habits.

As an artist, this means it’s even more essential to get your fans to follow you on Spotify. Your new releases are automatically added to every follower’s Release Radar — so the more followers you have, the more fans that’ll never miss out on new tunes.

Release Radar rolls out today to Spotify users around the world. We’ll also start including data from the playlist in your Fan Insights dashboard after your next release.


If you’re an artist or manager and don’t have access to Spotify Fan Insights, you can request access here.

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