Welcome to Spotify for Artists! We’ve created this guide to walk you through setting up your artist profile, customizing your presence, and growing your fanbase on Spotify.
Getting your music on Spotify.
Content on Spotify is delivered either by a record label or a distributor. If you’re signed to a label, they’ll take care of getting your music to Spotify. If you’re independent, you’ll have to arrange distribution yourself—or join the upload beta in Spotify for Artists.
If you don’t currently work with a distributor, Spotify works with companies who can handle the licensing and distribution of your music and pay you the royalties you earn when listeners stream your music on Spotify. There’s usually a fee or a commission involved, but each service is unique, so be sure to do a little homework before picking one that’s right for your needs.
Note:If you want tosubmit music for playlist consideration, it must be unreleased. We therefore recommend picking a distributor that allows you to select a release date at least a week in the future. That way, you can ensure your music is delivered to us ahead of time in order to submit it to our editors.
We’ve defined a set of standards for distributors, and we’re able to recommend the following list of companies who have demonstrated their ability to work well with both artists and Spotify.
SPOTIFY PREFERRED ARTIST DISTRIBUTORS
These distributors meet our highest standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement. These providers offer instant access to Spotify for Artists for all of their users.
RECOMMENDED ARTIST DISTRIBUTORS
These distributors meet our basic standards for providing quality metadata and protecting against infringement. They also offer instant access to Spotify for Artists for all of their users.
Our investment in any provider does not affect who is featured on this page, nor does it affect any decisions about how content is treated on Spotify's service.
We've also developed an upload tool within Spotify for Artists, now available in limited beta to US based independent artists. Read moreon our blog!
Guidelines for music on Spotify.
Spotify is an open platform for artistic expression. We believe in everyone’s right to share their voice. So generally, all creators and content are welcome on Spotify. However, in some scenarios where content is infringing, illegal, explicit, or hateful, it may be removed or filtered from Spotify. There’s more about what content is prohibitedhere.