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How to Get on Spotify Playlists?

Spotify is the most popular platform for people who want to discover new music online. Most users do this via the Spotify playlists feature. Artists who want to reach several listeners should strive to get on as many playlists as possible.

Types of Spotify Playlists

There are different types of Spotify playlists.

  • Editorial Playlists
  • Personalized editorial playlists
  • Algorithmic playlists
  • Artist Playlists
  • Fan Made Playlists

Artists should know the difference and how best to get on each.

Ways to Get on a Playlist

The first requirement for getting your song on any playlist is to have a Spotify for Artists profile. Most curators consider it an added advantage if your profile is verified.

You can then use the methods below to get on a playlist.

  • Submit a New Release to Spotify

You can pitch your soon-to-be-released songs directly to Spotify’s editors through your Artists profile. In this process, ensure you fill out the forms well so that the curators understand the creative influence of your song. Note that you can only submit a song per release.

  • Pitch to Independent Playlist Curators

Here you pitch your song to playlists that are not curated by Spotify.

There are several examples of this. The specifications for having your song on any of them differ for each curator.

Discover a playlist you want to feature on and contact the owner to find out how you can add your songs.

  • Create Your Own Playlist

The easiest way to get on a playlist is to create one yourself and promote it. You can include your songs at your discretion with this process. All you have to do is promote your playlist till it becomes popular.

  • Grow Your Following and Promote Your Songs

Get people to listen to your songs and follow your profile. This way, you become part of their listening history. The more users on the platform listen to you and follow your profile, the more your songs appear in playlists.

Sharing and promoting playlists you are on can get you enough streams to make curators keep you on them.

Scott Boyle

Scott Boyle

Hi, I'm Scott Boyle, a music producer, trumpet player, and marketer with a passion for all things digital. My journey in the industry started when I was just a teenager, tinkering with Ableton Live on my computer. Since then, I've worked with some of the biggest names in the UK, helping them to promote their music through digital platforms. With my expertise in marketing and my love for music, I'm confident that I can help artists take their careers to the next level. I'm always eager to share my knowledge with others and explore new ideas, so feel free to reach out and say hello!


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