FAQ

To make sure everything on Spotify is properly licensed, we require all music to be delivered by labels and distributors. We have deals with most labels and distributors, so if you’re signed to one just ask them to put your music on Spotify.

If you’re not signed to a label or distributor, we have deals in place with companies who can deliver your music to us and collect royalties for you. These are called aggregators.

If you’re an artist, we suggest using one of these aggregators:

* If you’re using DistroKid as your music distributor, you have instant access to Spotify for Artists when you request access through DistroKid.

If you’re a label, we suggest using one of these aggregators:

These services handle the licensing and distribution of your music and also pay you royalties when your fans stream your music on Spotify. There’s usually a small fee or percentage cut involved. Each service is unique, so be sure to do some homework before picking one.

Yes! Right now, the Spotify for Artists app is available on iOS. Find us in the App Store or download the app here.

To register your interest in getting your podcast on Spotify, we'd recommend reaching out to podcasts@spotify.com.

The team reviews all submissions and will notify only those who are approved. Unfortunately, submitting your podcast for approval doesn't guarantee it'll be uploaded.

We’re working to make it easier for you to report problems with your music. For now, you’ll need to reach out to your distributor or aggregator and they’ll work with our team to make sure your profile gets fixed.

Your artist profile is your homepage on Spotify. It’s where all of your music and content lives. It’s also where fans can discover more about what’s happening with you—hear your newest releases, dig deeper with one of your playlists, find out where you’re touring, even buy your latest merch.

Spotify for Artists puts you in charge of managing your artist profile. Once you get access, you’re able to update your image, write your bio, post artist playlists, and make an artist’s pick anytime you want, all from one place. If you don’t have access to Spotify for Artists, get access here.

For more info and tips on managing your profile, check out our artist guide.

You can. With Spotify for Artists, you can write a bio, save it to your artist profile, and update it anytime you want. Here’s how.

In the Spotify for Artists app: Open the app, go the profile tab (the icon at the bottom left of the screen), and scroll down the the About section. Write a creative bio that helps fans get to know you better. You’ve got 1,500 characters. Use the @ symbol to link to anything on Spotify—albums that inspire you, artists you’ve collaborated with, or playlists you’re featured on. You can also paste Spotify links into the text field. Add a link to your Wikipedia page for fans who want to dig deeper.

On desktop: Open your Spotify for Artists dashboard, go to Profile, and find the text field under Artist Bio. It’s the same from there! You have 1,500 characters to tell your story. Use the @ symbol to link to anything on Spotify—albums that inspire you, artists you’ve collaborated with, or playlists you’re featured on. You can also paste Spotify links into the text field. Add a link to your Wikipedia page for fans who want to dig deeper.

Keep in mind: The bio you add using Spotify for Artists will officially replace the Rovi bio on your profile. You won’t be able to revert.

There’s no formal submission process for Spotify playlists. Our curation team’s independence is an important part of what makes Spotify such a great listening experience for fans.

The curation team at Spotify uses a combination of taste, data, research, and trends to create playlists for our users. So the best way to be considered for Spotify playlists is to make your music as visible as possible and maintain an active presence on Spotify. If your music is breaking, we’ll find it.

To get verified and get a blue check mark on your profile, you’ll need to get access to Spotify for Artists.

Once we confirm who you are and give you access, you’re all set. (It may take a little time for your blue verification check mark to appear on your profile.)

You no longer need to fill out a separate form and you no longer need 250 followers. Verification is now available for all artists.

To make sure you look your best on Spotify, your image should:

  • Have the correct file format (.jpeg, .gif, or .png)
  • Be at least 2660px x 1140px, but preferably 6000px x 4000px
  • Not exceed 20MB
  • Show your face in the center and as far away from all edges as possible
  • Not contain any infringing or offensive materials
  • Not contain writing, brand advertising, or busy backgrounds
  • Not promote your upcoming tour or album release
  • Comply with our copyright policy

While we don’t anticipate needing to, we reserve the right to remove images at any time and for any reason—so we can keep Spotify great for our users.

For more on how to choose an excellent profile image, check out this blog post.

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