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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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Upload your music to Spotify!

In what looks to be another exciting announcement for independent artists, Spotify will soon allow uploading of music directly through Spotify for Artists. Spotify have sent out invitations to a handful of Artists for BETA testing. US based artists can register their interest at...

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Music conference survival tips

This year was my second time attending SXSW and while I considered myself to be well prepared, I want to share some learnings that could be applied to any future conference. Some of these are based on observations I made, while others are from my personal experience attending SXSW and other...

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Spotify Personalized Editorial Playlists

Spotify have been delivering personalized versions of editorial playlists for some time now but today they announced some new features which are sure to make Artists and their teams happy. Personalized playlists are editorial playlists with significant followers (some in...

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Discover artists with a low popularity score

Artists start with a low popularity score when they first distribute their music to Spotify. Follow these steps to find Artists, Songs and Albums with a low popularity score. If you find something you like, add them to your playlists, save their music to your library and follow them. You could...

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Why your pitches aren't working.

Ever wondered why your email pitches aren’t receiving a positive response, or any response at all? These are real emails that have been sent to myself or close friends. Names have been removed because the purpose of this post is to help, not to shame or embarrass the sender. You don’t...

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Google Play Music shutting down!

Since posting this article it has been brought to my attention that Goole Play Music is still active. Please visit https://play.google.com/artists/ for confirmation from Google themselves and note the following important piece of information. Your content and associated metadata, and your...

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Clean up your playlists on Spotify

Take a look at your playlists, there's a good chance some are in need of a little TLC. Here's some tools I use to make sure my playlists are always in good order. Remove duplicate songs Spotify Dedup is a nifty website that removes duplicated songs from your playlists and saved songs. It...

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