Spotify being one of the most popular Digital Streaming Platform with growing number of users at a rapid pace, as an artist it becomes an extremely platform to advance his or her music career. Spotify offers many opportunities to music artists so they boost their fanbase, promote their music, get more exposure and can reach to millions of listeners on the platform.
We have curated a list of a few cool tips to get you started with your Spotify account.
10 Awesome tips to get more streams and followers on Spotify
1. Submit your music to playlist curators
Yes, they will not respond, yes they will see your submission. Out of thousands of releases to review every day, you must stand out. You’re not featured in MINT on day one? No worries, stay focused, the best way to catch their attention remains :
Today, a sufficient amount of popular curator playlists can break an artist or a song. It’s one of the keys to promote your music and have a stronger presence. You have to mail your track to Spotify curators like Austin Krammer ( global head of Spotify), Nehru jackets (Spotify India playlist curator ) also there are many curators like these who own there Spotify playlist. this will help you to get more streams and recognition.
2. Create your own playlist
Do it yourself! The simplest way to get more streams and gain followers is to start building your own playlists. Be active, creative and manage your own personal playlists around your releases. Most importantly, it allows you to trade your tracks with other curators, share your music and increase your presence: it’s a win-win situation.
3. Build your artist Brand image
Have a strong artist “Brand” image is very essential, on Spotify but especially on social media like Instagram, Facebook, etc. It’s a showcase for your music and an effective way to build your identity. also getting verified on Spotify as an Artist, and presenting your graphic charter/press pics for a slick-looking profile. this will make you more professional as an artist.
4. Contact Music Blogs
Good thing you’re sharing: now we can’t all acknowledge 10 000 engaged friends willing to listen to your music from day one. You might also want to reach out to new audiences and convert them as fans. Music blogs are the best way to do that, if your music covered on a blog, it’s guaranteed to be seen by people who already like the genre. On SubmitHub for example, prepare a good promo package, with a press release, press shots, your bio, and obviously your song.
5. Support artists and their work
Sharing is helping. Don’t hesitate to support and share other artists’ tracks/playlists: LET THEM KNOW. Also, the following artists you like is the other way to help your fans discover the music you’re into.
6. Promote to Labels
Today, Record Labels often have playlists on Spotify. Contact them with their submission link, on socials or by email. On top of that, they can be interested in signing your next tracks, and it’s a good way to build up a relationship with them.
7. Use Emails
Your email list is an extremely powerful tool to promote your music to a targeted audience. Progressively, your mailing list will grow, and you can build a strategy around it, offering something exclusive (a Spotify pre-save, an alternate version of a song, or an anticipated announcement, for example).
8. Share your Spotify links… everywhere!
Create a website or If you have one, take the opportunity to get more streams on your track: add embed players links on-site, add follow” buttons, QR Codes (Spotify Codes) on your website.
9. Ask your distributor for help
Often forgotten, in case you run a Record Label asking your distribution is always a good thing. The more involved they will be, the better the chance to see results, no matter the Streaming Platform. Among the huge amount of releases one distribution company delivers in a day, they’re very often consulted by Spotify on relevant ones to feature. This is actually one of the key assets to raise when picking a digital distributor.
10. Be patient!
Don’t worry, success isn’t easy and can’t be achieved overnight. It’s important to stay active, release great music, and engage with your audience. The rest will come naturally!