Spotify for Artists provides artists and their managers with audience stats and tools for managing their profile on Spotify.

If you’re an artist or manager, get access here. We take a close look at the information you provide and provide access after we confirm who you are.

It's also possible to get instant access to Spotify for Artists with our preferred and recommend distributors.

Once you have access, you can see stats about your music on Spotify. You can also update profile images, the artist bio, and Artist’s Pick, all from one place. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark.

Tip: You need to have a Spotify account to get access to Spotify for Artists. If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can set one up when you’re getting access.

Content on Spotify is delivered either by a record label or a distributor. If you’re signed to a label, they’ll take care of getting your music to Spotify. If you’re independent, you’ll have to arrange distribution yourself—or join the upload beta in Spotify for Artists.

If you don't currently have a distributor -- which handles licensing and distribution of your music and pays you your streaming royalties -- here is a list of some who've demonstrated the ability to work well with both artists and Spotify. Each service is unique, so be sure to do a little homework before picking one. Most charge a fee or commission.

Note: If you want to submit music for playlist consideration, it must be unreleased. We therefore recommend picking a distributor that allows you to select a release date at least a week in the future. That way, you can ensure your music is delivered to us ahead of time in order to submit it to our editors.

SPOTIFY PREFERRED ARTIST DISTRIBUTORS

These distributors meet our highest standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement. These providers offer instant access to Spotify for Artists for all of their users.

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RECOMMENDED ARTIST DISTRIBUTORS

These distributors meet our basic standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement. They also offer instant access to Spotify for Artists for all of their users.

SPOTIFY PREFERRED LABEL DISTRIBUTORS

These distributors meet our highest standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement.

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RECOMMENDED LABEL DISTRIBUTORS

These distributors meet our basic standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement.

Believe, Absolute Label Services, DANMARK, AWAL

RECOMMENDED DELIVERY PLATFORMS

FUGA, EMS, IDOL, AudioSalad


Our investment in any provider does not affect who is featured on this page, nor does it affect any decisions about how content is treated on Spotify's service.

We've also developed an upload tool within Spotify for Artists, now available in limited beta to US based independent artists. Read more on our blog!

If you’re a label that already works with an aggregator, they’ll get your music on Spotify for you.

If you don’t work with an aggregator, we have deals in place with a number of companies who can deliver your artists’ music to us and collect royalties for you.

We suggest using one of these label aggregators:

These services handle the licensing and distribution of your artists’ music and also pay you royalties when fans stream your artists’ 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.

Before your first release goes live on Spotify, you should ask your label or distributor for the URI link to your Spotify artist profile (they’ll get this after they deliver your music to us for the first time). You can then claim your artist profile by requesting access to Spotify for Artists. Just paste the URI link into the Find yourself field.

Once your request is granted, you can start preparing for release day by choosing your profile’s images, bio, Artist’s Pick, and playlists. You can also then submit your unreleased music for playlist consideration.

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

It’s not possible to change the account used to access Spotify for Artists. If you want to use a different account, you need to request access again using your preferred account.

If you have full or edit access to a profile in Spotify for Artists, you can invite as many team members as you like - bandmates, managers, and other trusted members can all get involved.

  1. Log in to the Spotify for Artists web page.
  2. Click your profile image in the top-left.
  3. Under the relevant artist profile, click Manage Team.
  4. Click INVITE TEAM MEMBER in the top-right.
  5. Add your teammate's email address and choose their access level.
  6. Click INVITE.
  7. We’ll send them an email with a few steps to follow, then they’re in!

Note: Adding team members is currently not available on the Spotify for Artists mobile app.

There are three different access levels within Spotify for Artists.

Full access

Full team members can do and see everything in Spotify for Artists, including:

  • Edit the artist profile (images, bio, Artist’s Pick, and playlists).
  • View stats.
  • Submit an unreleased song for editorial consideration.
  • Invite new team members for any access level.
  • Update all team members’ access levels.
  • See all team members' email addresses.

Edit access

Edit team members can:

  • Edit the artist profile (images, bio, Artist’s Pick, and playlists).
  • View stats.
  • Submit an unreleased song for editorial consideration.
  • Invite new team members for edit or view-only access.
  • Update view-only team members to have edit access.
  • See an overview of team members, but not their email addresses.

View-only access

View-only team members can only view stats.

They can’t edit anything on the artist profile, or see unreleased music (therefore they can’t submit a song for editorial consideration).

To remove yourself or someone else from your team, you need Full or Edit access to Spotify for Artists. Learn more about the types of access here.

If you have Full or Edit access, just follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Spotify for Artists.
  2. Go to Manage Team.
  3. Click the 3 dots icon (...) by your name / a team member.
  4. Click Leave team / Remove from team.

Note: It’s not possible to do this if you have View-only access.

Licensors and labels who submit a song for playlist consideration are also able to make it label-only. A label-only submission means you and your management team are able to view which song was submitted and by who, but can’t edit or view details such as how the song was described by the person who submitted, and the genre, mood, and culture tags they applied.

A label-only submission can’t be edited, but you can reach out to your licensor or label for more info.

Right now, Spotify for Artists is only available in English, but we plan to add more languages in the future!

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