You can now submit directly to Spotify editors!
Spotify submission forms have been floating around the web for some time now. For the fortunate few artists that located these mysterious Google Forms the links were closely guarded and rarely shared. With major labels and distributors able to pitch priority releases to the Spotify editorial team through other means this left many Indie artists feeling left out in the cold.
If you have an upcoming release (a song that has been uploaded via a distributor but is not out yet), you will see an option at the top of your dashboard allowing you to submit a song. If your upcoming release is an album, you will only be able to submit one song from the album.
Once you submit a song Spotify will ask you to add details relating to genre and sub-genre, you can also share mood, moment, and even the location associated with your release. Keep in mind that this can also be added after the release by using Line-In for Spotify.
One very important (and exciting) piece of information that seems to be overlooked is that your song will be added into the Release Radar for ALL of your followers if you submit at least 7 days before release day. Previously some artists noticed their new song releases were not be slotted into Release Radar for all of their fans (sometimes even missing Release Radar entirely).
Here's what's great about this... if you have 5,000 fans, that equals 5,000 Release Radar playlists that your song will be added to that week!
If you’ve submitted for playlist consideration at least seven days in advance, your track will automatically be shared to your followers’ Release Radar playlist on release day.
This means the number of followers you have equals the number of playlists you’re guaranteed to be in on release day.
Songs that are submitted fewer than seven days in advance are not guaranteed placement on Release Radar.
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