Spotify now lets artists send music they want to be considered for official playlists.
Check out below how to do it.
Spotify started testing the playlist submission feature a few months ago, but now it’s officially available for all artists.
The tool lets artists and labels share new music which they think should be on a playlist with Spotify’s editorial team.
According to the company’s statement, more than 67,000 artists and labels submitted music since the feature started being tested in July. Plus, the streaming service’s official playlists added over 10,000 artists for the first time thanks to the move.
Spotify also shared a video explaining how to submit music for playlist consideration. Check it out in full below:
This isn’t the first big change Spotify has introduced to their playlists in the past months.
In September, the streaming began testing the addition of personalized tracks to playlists that were previously uniform for everyone as they were curated by Spotify’s team of editors.
The change is works in a similar way as Spotify’s Discover Weekly or Release Radar playlists. It essentially adapts the editor-curated playlist to better fit a user’s listening preferences. Beat Mode, Chill Hits, Dance Party and Metal Ballads are some of the adapted playlists.
Plus, Spotify announced last month that certain indie artists will now be able to upload music directly to to the service, bypassing the need for third-party distributors. Previously, indie artists had to use outside distributors such as DistroKid or TuneCore to get their music onto the service.
The special streaming account launched after tests with acts such as Hot Shade, Noname, VIAA and Michael Brun. It’s a mold-breaking move for Spotify, and one that completely exes the indie-music middle man.