A step-by-step guide for getting your music pitched on Spotify for Artists.
Spotify for Artists is a great tool for managing your artist profile, seeing how your releases are performing with streaming, engagement, listeners & followers stats, playlist coverage for all your released music and there’s an easy route for you to pitch new releases.
How to Pitch:
- Once you have set up and accessed your account, go to the ‘music’ tab and select ‘upcoming’ to view all your upcoming releases that have been delivered to Spotify.
- From the available releases, select ‘Pitch a song’ on the track you’d like to put forward.
- If the product is an Album or EP, choose a focus track to put forward to Spotify’s editorial playlists.
- Search for your Hometown and Location where you’re currently based.
- On the ‘Song Details’ page, search and choose up to three genres, two music cultures, two moods & two song styles. Then select all instruments used on the song, there’s no selection limit here.
- Click ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to indicate if your track is a cover, remix, or instrumental, and choose whether it was recorded in a studio or live. If you entered ‘no’ for instrumental, supply the language of the lyrics.
- In 500 characters, include a description of this song, the process of creating it, and any key promotional info.
- Check through the summary of the form and if you’re happy you can submit!
Info to note:
- You can go back and edit the pitch, but any edits within a week of the release date will affect your chances of appearing on Spotify’s Release Radar.
- If you have multiple upcoming releases, you can only have one pitch in with Spotify at a time, so the option to pitch the next release won’t be available until the one that’s already pitched has been released. In this case you may see ‘You Already Have a Pitch’ next to the un-pitched releases.
Please read our other blog posts on Best Practices for Spotify and How to set up Spotify for Artists