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 give you access only after we confirm who you are. Once you have access, you see stats about everything from who’s discovering your music to which of your songs are trending on Spotify. You’re able to update the image on your profile, post artist playlists, and make an Artist’s Pick anytime you want, all from one place. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark.
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.
If you’re using DistroKid as your music distributor, you have instant access to Spotify for Artists when you request access through DistroKid.
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 work with a distributor, Spotify works with companies who can handle the licensing and distribution of your music and pay you the royalties you earn when listeners stream your music on Spotify. There’s usually a fee or a commission involved, but each service is unique, so be sure to do a little homework before picking one that’s right for your needs. We’ve defined a set of standards for distributors, and we’re able to recommend the following list of companies who have demonstrated their ability to work well with both artists and Spotify.
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.
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.
RECOMMENDED LABEL DISTRIBUTORS
RECOMMENDED DELIVERY PLATFORMS
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.
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 access to Spotify for Artists, you can invite anyone you want! And everyone you invite gets instant access. It’s really fast and easy.
To invite a bandmate or team member, log in to Spotify for Artists on desktop and open the main pulldown menu in the top left. Under your artist name, click Manage Team.
Once you’re in the Team section, click the Invite Team Member button. Add your teammate's email address and choose their access level. After you submit their info we send them an email. All they have to do is follow the instructions in the email and they’ll get right in. Zero wait time.
If you’re a bandmate, manager, or other trusted member of an artist’s team but you don’t have access to Spotify for Artists, reach out to the person who does and ask them to invite you.
You can add as many team members as you’d like.
Full access team members can do and see everything in Spotify for Artists—including edit your artist profile, view stats, and invite new team members. They can also change anyone’s access level and see email addresses for everyone on your team.
Edit access team members can see the team page, edit the artist profile, and view stats. They can invite new team members, but can only give the people they invite edit or view-only access—not full access. Same goes for changing access levels. Edit team members can’t change the access level of anyone with full access—but they can change view-only team members to edit, and vice-versa. Edit access team members can also visit Team to get an overview of the entire team—but they can’t see anyone’s email addresses.
View-only team members can view stats, but they can’t see unreleased music or edit your artist profile. They don’t have access to the Team section of Spotify for Artists—which means they can’t invite new team members or see the names and email addresses of anyone on the team.
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:
- Log in to Spotify for Artists.
- Go to Manage Team.
- Click the 3 dots icon (...) by your name / a team member.
- Click Leave team / Remove from team.
Note: It’s not possible to do this if you have View-only access.
Right now you can’t add new team members through the Spotify for Artists mobile app.
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.
Labs is the experimental section of Spotify for Artists, where we introduce early versions of projects we’re working on for feedback from users. You can see the Labs that are available by heading to Spotify for Artists, clicking the arrow next to your artist name to view the submenu, and clicking on the beaker icon.
Feel free to share your thoughts about our Labs by clicking on the message icon next to the lab’s name. Your feedback helps us understand how you use this and if we should continue to build more tools like it.
Right now, Spotify for Artists is only available in English, but we plan to add more languages in the future!