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Spotify Popularity Bars - What Do They Mean?

Ever found yourself staring blankly at those popularity bars next to a song in Spotify? I've been closely monitoring music I've released on Spotify and ran comparisons using data provided in Spotify for Artists and the popularity bar in the Spotify app. Here's my findings. 0 bars = less than...

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Spotify Promo Cards

Spotify's latest tool for Artists and Podcasters is Promo Cards. These graphics are quickly formatted and ready for social media sharing. With color customization and three different aspect ratios to choose from. You can create a promo card for an Artist, Album, Song, Podcast or Podcast...

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Twitch Soundtrack BETA

The team at Twitch has launched yet another tool. This one is called Soundtrack and allows Creators to stream globally rights cleared music in their live streams. This tool will remove any risks associated with playing music during livestreams for creators but also a host benefits for the...

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Navigating Social Media - ​5 Important Reminders for Musicians

Most artists who aren’t seeing results with social media are using their past mistakes and what hasn’t worked as an excuse for why they aren’t getting the reach that they want. Take the time to educate yourself. Sometimes you have to go back to the past in order to get to the...

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Don’t rule out Deezer

With Spotify and Apple Music claiming the majority of subscribers (60 million and 30 million respectively), there’s another service that is gaining momentum.Deezer started in 2007 and currently has over 10 million active subscribers who you are probably not reaching with Spotify and Apple Music.I...

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7 Independent Spotify playlist curators you can submit your music to

With so many curators out there I wanted to highlight 7 of the more active curators I am aware of. These curators all have their own submission systems through their websites and these links may change over time. Always do your research first and if someone asks you to “donate” or pay for a...

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How music is selected for a playlist

A common question I see on social media is "how do you choose which music goes into your playlists?". I’ve seen this question asked many times online and I want to share my answer with you. I can't speak for everyone, but for me it's all about personal taste, after all I am the curator. Choosing...

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Spotify Fan Spotter for Artists

Spotify are taking their artist tools to the next level. Today a new feature mysteriously appeared on SpotifyArtists.com Spotify Fan Spotter is now available to all verified artists on SpotifyArtists.com To access the feature you need to click the down...

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Good news for remixers on Spotify

Remixers, log in to your Spotify for Artists account for some fantastic news! If you have ever completed a remix for another artist you would be well aware that remixes don't always count towards your monthly listeners, or show up in your 'latest release' or 'popular' sections on your profile....

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Submit music 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...

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