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 avatar or header, write your bio, update your image gallery, 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 manage all your artist profiles’ images with Spotify for Artists, including:
- The avatar: The profile image paired with your music around Spotify.
- The header image: The cover/banner image at the top of your artist profile (only displayed in the desktop app and web player).
- The image gallery: Additional images in the About section of your artist profile. You can upload up to 125 images here!
Before making your profile picture-perfect, you need to make sure your image files meet these guidelines:
- Have the correct file format (.jpeg, .png, or .gif).
- Avatar images must be at least 750px x 750px.
- Header images must be at least 2660px x 1140px, but preferably 6000px x 4000px.
- Not exceed 20MB.
- Show your face in the center.
- 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.
Once you’re ready, log in to Spotify for Artists, and follow these steps to edit your images.
On the web:
- Go to Profile and click the pencil icon in the top-right to update your avatar and header images.
- To edit or add to your image gallery, go to ABOUT. Under Image Gallery, click + to add images, or the icon to edit an existing gallery.
On the mobile app:
Note: It’s not possible to update your header image using the mobile app.
- Tap the Profile icon in the bottom-right, then tap EDIT IMAGE to update the avatar image.
- To edit your image gallery, scroll to About and tap EDIT. Add new images with + under Image Gallery.
Spotify for Artists gives you control over how you look to your fans and to millions of listeners all over the world. While we’re committed to your freedom of expression, we also want Spotify to be free from prejudice, hatred, abuse, or illegal behavior.
Here’s some more info on what we do and don’t allow.
Protecting intellectual property
You can’t upload any images that violate any copyright, trademark, or personal image rights, which are as follows:
- Copyright: In most countries, copyright laws exist to protect original works and creations (books, music, art, etc.). Copyright generally does not protect ideas or facts, but in some cases it protects original words or images used to express an idea. For country-specific copyright info, visit the WIPO’s Global Directory.
- Trademark: A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol, or design (such as a logo or brand name) that distinguishes the products and services offered by one company from those of another. Generally, the purpose of trademark laws are to ensure consumers aren’t confused about who exactly is providing the service.
- Personal images: Personality rights, or right of publicity, protect an individual from unauthorized public or commercial use of their name, image, personality, or likeness. You can’t post an image of an individual without their consent.
Offensive, violent, or inappropriate content
We do not tolerate offensive or violent content. We have a large community of members from many countries, cultures, and backgrounds, so it's also important to remember that something you find disagreeable may not violate our guidelines.
- Certain sexually explicit content like pornography is not allowed on Spotify. You are also not permitted to link or otherwise drive traffic to sites featuring such material.
- Hate content, imagery, symbols, or references of any kind are strictly prohibited, and will be removed immediately.
- Bullying or harassing an individual or group is not permitted anywhere on Spotify. That type of content will be removed.
After you update your image using Spotify for Artists, your search image normally takes about 24 hours to update—but can take up to 72 hours.
If you wait 72 hours and still don’t see the change, try restarting your Spotify app. It could be a caching issue.
When you remove your profile image altogether, your profile does not default to a previous image—so your fans won’t see an image on your Spotify profile on any device or in search results until you upload a new one. We recommend updating your profile image rather than removing it altogether.
You can update your profile image anytime you want using Spotify for Artists. If you’ve never uploaded an image, your profile image on Spotify is your default image from Rovi.
You can! With Spotify for Artists, you can create an artist bio, save it to your profile, and update it anytime. Here’s how:
- Log in to Spotify for Artists and go to Profile in the menu on the left.
- Select ABOUT.
- Find the text field under Artist Bio. Write a creative bio that helps fans get to know you better.
- Click Save.
On the mobile app
- Tap the profile icon in the bottom-right.
- Tap the text field under About. Write a creative bio that helps fans get to know you better.
- Tap Save.
You have 1,500 characters to tell fans who you are, and you can use @tags to link to other Spotify content like albums that inspired you, artists you’ve collaborated with, or playlists you’re featured on. You can also paste Spotify links into the text field and add a link to your Wikipedia page for fans who want to dig deeper.
Note: The bio you add using Spotify for Artists officially replaces the Rovi bio on your profile and you won’t be able to revert back to it.
We just ask that you treat others with respect, don’t plagiarize, or violate these guidelines:
- Don’t violate anyone’s copyrights.
- Hate speech and discrimination of any kind is strictly prohibited.
- Bullying, threats of violence, or harassing others is not permitted on Spotify.
The fun part about your artist bio is: You can write whatever you want! Those 1500 characters are all yours.
The main thing we ask is that you not plagiarize and that you treat others with respect.
The same basic rules that apply to your artist image also apply to your bio. Here’s a quick reminder:
- Don’t violate anyone’s copyrights. That means no copying unless you have permission.
- Hate speech and discrimination of any kind is strictly prohibited, and will be removed immediately.
- Bullying, threats of violence, or harassing individuals or groups are not permitted anywhere on Spotify. That type of content will be removed.
Whether it’s a track, album, podcast, playlist, or concert - your Artist Pick is your chance to showcase. It could be your own music, or simply something you love. You can also add a message to tell fans why you love it.
Just log in to Spotify for Artists and go to Profile to select your Pick.
It will display on your profile for up to 14 days. If you choose a concert as your pick, it displays until the day after the last show. After this time, your pick will disappear, but you can update it at any time.
You can pick any playlist available on Spotify to feature on your artist profile.
If you want to create your own playlist, use the Spotify app to build it with a personal Spotify account first, then add it to your artist profile. Or, feature someone else’s playlist to show what you’re into, or to highlight a playlist your music’s been added to.
To add a playlist to your artist profile:
- Go to Spotify for Artists, or open the mobile app.
- Go to Profile and scroll down to Artist Playlists.
- Select Edit, then + Add Playlist.
- Search for the playlist, or copy and paste the playlist’s Spotify link in the search field. Tip: To copy the link to a Spotify playlist, right-click it (or tap the three dots on mobile), choose Share, then Copy Link.
- Once you’ve chosen your playlist or pasted the link, hit Save.
To remove a playlist from your artist profile:
- Go to Spotify for Artists, or open the mobile app.
- Go to Profile and the playlist under Artist Playlists.
- Click the X next to it.
If your music ends up on a different artist profile, or if another artist’s music appears on your profile, we can get that fixed for you quickly. You have two options for addressing these errors—either reach out to your distributor or label and follow their instructions, or contact the Spotify for Artists support team and let us know that there’s music on the wrong artist profile. We’ll follow up quickly to get the details we need to correct the error.
You can report mismatched content if you see it live on Spotify, but we recently made it easier for you to catch these errors before they’re visible to listeners: you can see upcoming releases within your Catalog in Spotify for Artists. If you notice an incorrect release there—or you don’t see a release that you were expecting—you can follow the same steps as above.
We’re working with distributors and labels to implement solutions that improve the accuracy of our catalog. There are millions of artists on Spotify delivering over 20,000 tracks per day, so it’s likely that there are artists out there with the same or similar names. We recommend using a distributor that enables you to deliver music with a specified artist ID so it's added to the right artist page and there is no guesswork. We've highlighted preferred distributors who are using best practices to reduce metadata problems.
You can list with Merchbar to show off your merch on your artist profile. Check out this guide to joining Merchbar. It’s completely free for artists, labels, merch companies, and merch distributors to join.
Your team or merch company may already have a partnership with Merchbar. If so, all you need to do is ask them to make your merchandise available.
If you'd like to set up a new partnership with Merchbar, you can submit this form.
If you or your merch partner already lists on Merchbar, up to 3 products automatically display on your artist profile. If you have more than 3, your artist profile will showcase the best 3 products for maximizing engagement and sales - based on data related to fan interactions, purchases, product availability, and other factors.
The songs that appear under Popular on your Spotify artist profile are automatically updated every 24 hours and ranked based on their number of all-time streams and their number of recent streams.
Your popular tracks can’t be manually updated.
Note: If your music's mixed up with another artist, get help here.
To update your artist name, your label or distributor needs to submit a metadata update to us. It’s best to reach out to them to ask them to do so.
We’re unable to make these changes manually since we display music according to the metadata delivered to us.
Once we receive the updated info from your label or distributor, the changes will be reflected on our side as soon as possible.
The Fans Also Like tab on your artist profile is determined by algorithms that use a combination of your fans' listening habits, what’s written about you on Spotify, and music discussions and trends happening around the internet.
Want to change what’s in Fans Also Like?
It’s not possible to manually edit or add to Fans Also Like. But the more data we have, the better Fans Also Like gets. To help generate more data:
- Stay active on social media and encourage your fans to tune in to your music within Spotify.
- Create and share artist playlists with descriptive titles (e.g. ‘[artist name]’s top [genre] picks’) to give us a better picture of the right artists to match you with. Start by adding your music, songs you listen to, and artists you’re similar to. And be sure to encourage your fans to follow and stream your playlist!
- Add a descriptive bio to your Spotify artist profile, and the info will be used to form an idea of which artists to pair you with. Start your bio by telling us where you’re from and what sort of music you make.
There's more info on how Fans Also Like works in our blog.
We also recommend checking out promo guide. Conversations about your music across the internet help influence the artists you’re paired with.
Your artist radio station is based on your related artists. If you don’t have any artists listed under Related Artists on your profile, then radio stations won’t be available until more people listen to your music.
No, but you can use your personal account to get access and log in to Spotify for Artists.
Note: This doesn’t give your personal account a verified check mark.