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How to set up an artists profile on Spotify

 

With over 12 billion electronic music streams a year and rising, Spotify has fast established itself as the dominant force in music promotion and sales. With distributors actively targeting the platform for promo work and more countries coming on board and accessing the music, it’s becoming one of the go-to places to find and consume music whether you’re a label, podcaster or producer.

 

How to set up an artists profile on Spotify

 

With products like Beatport Link (what is Beatport link article), and the roll-out of higher quality internet networks Spotify is having a positive effect on music piracy too - as users no longer need to buy tracks but can stream them - yes a lower income model, but better than none as is the case with piracy - right?

 

For untitledmusic, the last 4 months of the podcast has seen our audience grow, 10% and over month on month, meaning we too are reacher a wider audience, keen to hear new releases and discover music - the reason UM exists!

 

With all that in mind I thought I’d pull together a basic ‘How to’ guide for beginners who want to set up an Artists/DJ profile on Spotify.

 

Start with getting the  Spotify Desktop version for you Mac / PC from https://www.spotify.com, this allows you to do lots more than the mobile app versions.

 

Spotify has two types of pages.  An Artists Page - these are automatically generated when you have a release.  The second is your Profile - this is created when you create your account with Spotify.

 

How to set up a Spotify Profile

 

1. Sign-up for an account with Spotify (it’s free) and I’d suggest using the username you want as your artist name.  Don’t sign-up using Facebook, it will link your artist account to your personal Facebook account -  as you start to grow and management becomes more complex you’ll be glad of the different accounts. With your new profile, you can build followers on the actual profile and on the playlists you create. You can get your profile verified, but it’s not essential.

 

2. Using your new profile build your playlists, these can be anything you like, use the opportunity as an artist to be true to your sound, so don’t just put up a simple “Tunes I’m playing” playlist. Be more creative, after party tracks, chill out tracks, running tracks, etc.

 

3. Keep the playlists updated - weekly is good for a new artist.  When you update it you want to share that across all your other socials as a weekly piece of content - attract listeners to your profile - they won’t find you otherwise.

 

4. If you are releasing tracks then make sure on the day of release you put your own tracks in to that playlist, the followers on the playlist will then get your new track.

 

6. Make sure you include your shinny new profile link on all your socials and if you have a website embed the widget. The golden rule here is the more eyes on it, the more your profile will build.

 

 

How to set up your Spotify artist page

Start here – https://artists.spotify.com and bookmark the page - you’ll be visiting it often in the coming months.

 

Spotify artist verification — which previously required that you have at least 250 followers, has been changed as Spotify verification is now open to all artists, regardless of the size of your following.  They recently re-branded their “Fan Insights” to the now titled “Spotify for Artists.” (the link above) Spotify for Artists provides artists with audience stats and tools for managing their profile on Spotify making it an essential tool.

 

In there you will see stats about everything from who’s discovering your music to which of your songs are trending on Spotify. You can update your image on your profile, post artist playlists, and make an artist’s pick anytime you want. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark. A good sign of someone taking it seriously.

 

Spotify artist verification is important for a few reasons. Perhaps the most important has to do with playlists. It is possible to get your music onto playlists without being a verified artist but verification can really help you in your efforts to be taken seriously on the platform and gain the attention of Spotify’s algorithm, and hopefully the Spotify playlist curators.

 

 

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How to set up an artists profile on Spotify

 

With over 12 billion electronic music streams a year and rising, Spotify has fast established itself as the dominant force in music promotion and sales. With distributors actively targeting the platform for promo work and more countries coming on board and accessing the music, it’s becoming one of the go-to places to find and consume music whether you’re a label, podcaster or producer.

 

How to set up an artists profile on Spotify

 

With products like Beatport Link (what is Beatport link article), and the roll-out of higher quality internet networks Spotify is having a positive effect on music piracy too - as users no longer need to buy tracks but can stream them - yes a lower income model, but better than none as is the case with piracy - right?

 

For untitledmusic, the last 4 months of the podcast has seen our audience grow, 10% and over month on month, meaning we too are reacher a wider audience, keen to hear new releases and discover music - the reason UM exists!

 

With all that in mind I thought I’d pull together a basic ‘How to’ guide for beginners who want to set up an Artists/DJ profile on Spotify.

 

Start with getting the  Spotify Desktop version for you Mac / PC from https://www.spotify.com, this allows you to do lots more than the mobile app versions.

 

Spotify has two types of pages.  An Artists Page - these are automatically generated when you have a release.  The second is your Profile - this is created when you create your account with Spotify.

 

How to set up a Spotify Profile

 

1. Sign-up for an account with Spotify (it’s free) and I’d suggest using the username you want as your artist name.  Don’t sign-up using Facebook, it will link your artist account to your personal Facebook account -  as you start to grow and management becomes more complex you’ll be glad of the different accounts. With your new profile, you can build followers on the actual profile and on the playlists you create. You can get your profile verified, but it’s not essential.

 

2. Using your new profile build your playlists, these can be anything you like, use the opportunity as an artist to be true to your sound, so don’t just put up a simple “Tunes I’m playing” playlist. Be more creative, after party tracks, chill out tracks, running tracks, etc.

 

3. Keep the playlists updated - weekly is good for a new artist.  When you update it you want to share that across all your other socials as a weekly piece of content - attract listeners to your profile - they won’t find you otherwise.

 

4. If you are releasing tracks then make sure on the day of release you put your own tracks in to that playlist, the followers on the playlist will then get your new track.

 

6. Make sure you include your shinny new profile link on all your socials and if you have a website embed the widget. The golden rule here is the more eyes on it, the more your profile will build.

 

 

How to set up your Spotify artist page

Start here – https://artists.spotify.com and bookmark the page - you’ll be visiting it often in the coming months.

 

Spotify artist verification — which previously required that you have at least 250 followers, has been changed as Spotify verification is now open to all artists, regardless of the size of your following.  They recently re-branded their “Fan Insights” to the now titled “Spotify for Artists.” (the link above) Spotify for Artists provides artists with audience stats and tools for managing their profile on Spotify making it an essential tool.

 

In there you will see stats about everything from who’s discovering your music to which of your songs are trending on Spotify. You can update your image on your profile, post artist playlists, and make an artist’s pick anytime you want. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark. A good sign of someone taking it seriously.

 

Spotify artist verification is important for a few reasons. Perhaps the most important has to do with playlists. It is possible to get your music onto playlists without being a verified artist but verification can really help you in your efforts to be taken seriously on the platform and gain the attention of Spotify’s algorithm, and hopefully the Spotify playlist curators.

 

 

Image of artist page on Spotify
Image of artist page on Spotify
Image of artist page on Spotify

How to set up an artists profile on Spotify

 

With over 12 billion electronic music streams a year and rising, Spotify has fast established itself as the dominant force in music promotion and sales. With distributors actively targeting the platform for promo work and more countries coming on board and accessing the music, it’s becoming one of the go-to places to find and consume music whether you’re a label, podcaster or producer.

 

How to set up an artists profile on Spotify

 

With products like Beatport Link (what is Beatport link article), and the roll-out of higher quality internet networks Spotify is having a positive effect on music piracy too - as users no longer need to buy tracks but can stream them - yes a lower income model, but better than none as is the case with piracy - right?

 

For untitledmusic, the last 4 months of the podcast has seen our audience grow, 10% and over month on month, meaning we too are reacher a wider audience, keen to hear new releases and discover music - the reason UM exists!

 

With all that in mind I thought I’d pull together a basic ‘How to’ guide for beginners who want to set up an Artists/DJ profile on Spotify.

 

Start with getting the  Spotify Desktop version for you Mac / PC from https://www.spotify.com, this allows you to do lots more than the mobile app versions.

 

Spotify has two types of pages.  An Artists Page - these are automatically generated when you have a release.  The second is your Profile - this is created when you create your account with Spotify.

 

How to set up a Spotify Profile

 

1. Sign-up for an account with Spotify (it’s free) and I’d suggest using the username you want as your artist name.  Don’t sign-up using Facebook, it will link your artist account to your personal Facebook account -  as you start to grow and management becomes more complex you’ll be glad of the different accounts. With your new profile, you can build followers on the actual profile and on the playlists you create. You can get your profile verified, but it’s not essential.

 

2. Using your new profile build your playlists, these can be anything you like, use the opportunity as an artist to be true to your sound, so don’t just put up a simple “Tunes I’m playing” playlist. Be more creative, after party tracks, chill out tracks, running tracks, etc.

 

3. Keep the playlists updated - weekly is good for a new artist.  When you update it you want to share that across all your other socials as a weekly piece of content - attract listeners to your profile - they won’t find you otherwise.

 

4. If you are releasing tracks then make sure on the day of release you put your own tracks in to that playlist, the followers on the playlist will then get your new track.

 

6. Make sure you include your shinny new profile link on all your socials and if you have a website embed the widget. The golden rule here is the more eyes on it, the more your profile will build.

 

 

How to set up your Spotify artist page

Start here – https://artists.spotify.com and bookmark the page - you’ll be visiting it often in the coming months.

 

Spotify artist verification — which previously required that you have at least 250 followers, has been changed as Spotify verification is now open to all artists, regardless of the size of your following.  They recently re-branded their “Fan Insights” to the now titled “Spotify for Artists.” (the link above) Spotify for Artists provides artists with audience stats and tools for managing their profile on Spotify making it an essential tool.

 

In there you will see stats about everything from who’s discovering your music to which of your songs are trending on Spotify. You can update your image on your profile, post artist playlists, and make an artist’s pick anytime you want. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark. A good sign of someone taking it seriously.

 

Spotify artist verification is important for a few reasons. Perhaps the most important has to do with playlists. It is possible to get your music onto playlists without being a verified artist but verification can really help you in your efforts to be taken seriously on the platform and gain the attention of Spotify’s algorithm, and hopefully the Spotify playlist curators.