Welcome to Spotify for Artists! We’ve created this guide to walk you through setting up your artist profile, customizing your presence, and growing your fanbase on Spotify.
Getting your music on Spotify.
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.
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.
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.
Visit our provider directory for a list of preferred and recommended distributors that meet our standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement.
Guidelines for music on Spotify.
Spotify is an open platform for artistic expression. We believe in everyone’s right to share their voice. So generally, all creators and content are welcome on Spotify. However, in some scenarios where content is infringing, illegal, explicit, or hateful, it may be removed or filtered from Spotify. There’s more about what content is prohibited here.