Adding a Canvas

Canvas is an 8-second visual loop that shows in a vertical format to fill the screen. It appears in the Now Playing View instead of your album artwork.

You can add a Canvas to any track, including upcoming releases.

You need to be either:

  • The first main artist listed on the track
  • A main artist listed on both the track and release

For: Admins and Editors.

  1. Log in to Spotify for Artists.
  2. Go to Music.
  3. Select a track.
  4. Click ADD CANVAS (web) / CREATE CANVAS (mobile app).

Check out Canvas examples at canvas.spotify.com.

Can't see your Canvas?

  • You can add a Canvas on song versions you own the rights to
    Tip: There may be multiple versions on Spotify (e.g. different versions across different regions, or explicit and clean versions)
  • Canvas only shows on the Spotify mobile app
  • Canvas works on these phones:
    • iPhone: iOS 12 or above
    • Android: Version 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0 or above
  • Canvas doesn’t play if Data Saver is switched on in the Spotify app settings
  • Check Canvas is switched on in Playback section of the Spotify app settings
  • Canvas is only available to listeners in these locations:
AfricaSouth Africa
AsiaHong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
EuropeAlbania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
North AmericaCanada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States
South AmericaArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
OceaniaAustralia, New Zealand

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