Placement on a Spotify playlist has become one of the premier ways to create buzz around new music releases. Even better, the submission process couldn’t be simpler.

How It Works

  • Sign up or login to Spotify for Artists. All your unreleased music will be located within the Home or Profile sections of your artist dashboard
  • On the Home section, click Get Started, next to the track you’d like to submit
    • You can also right-click on unreleased songs within the Profile section, and click Submit a Song
  • Fill out the playlist submission form and provide as much information as possible about the track

Important Notes

  • You can only submit if you already have music on the platform and your Spotify for Artists account is set up
  • Only unreleased tracks can be considered
    • Once your release is live it is no longer eligible for playlist submission.
  • Submissions are limited to one song at a time, so if you’re choosing from an Album or EP, select your best track!
    • You will not be able to submit another track until your current submission is released.
  • Your submission must occur at least 7 days before your release date
    • The more time you can give Spotify, the better.
  • Provide as much metadata about your music as possible
    • The right metadata will help Spotify curators discover your music and place you in the most relevant playlists.

Please note: Submission is only available from desktop computers

    Playlist submission is beneficial even if you are not accepted into one of the editorial playlists. By submitting your music through Spotify for Artists you are guaranteed placement on your follower’s Release Radar playlists which can be found in the Browse section.


    39 Comments

    Azmeer · September 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    How can I use this on my Smart phone

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Hi Azmeer,

      We have a limited functionality mobile website available now. We are currently developing our mobile app which will be full functionality.

    Kerry Kennard · September 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    HI Zac.,

    I was trying to upload music for a submission and had trouble; tried four times (4x) using .Aif file.
    One guy said he had trouble also. I am new at ST, though have uploaded music to SoundCloud (.mp3).
    Looks like you’re talking about Spotify for Artists and I’m talking about submissions, hopefully you can pass this on to someone else at ST. Thank you for your time.
    Have a great week.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Kerry Kennard

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Kerry,

      What browser are you using? We recommend Google Chrome or Safari if possible. Also, please make sure there are no special characters or spaces in your audio file name.

      Here are directions to begin uploading your tracks: https://support.songtradr.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005397208-Upload-Your-Music

    Felipe Prieto ojeda · September 26, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Hi I would like to know if I can choose unrealeased tracks for playlist placement even if I’m distributing with a external distributor. Thanks

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Yes, but you must already have your Spotify for Artists profile set up. Once it’s set up, all new releases will go to your Unreleased Music section on your Spotify account. From there, you can submit to Spotify playlists.

    Evan · September 26, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Is this possible if you release through a distributor? How will the song show up in Spotify for Artists?

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      Hi Evan,

      Yes, but you must already have your Spotify for Artists profile set up. Once it’s set up, all new releases will go to your Unreleased Music section on your Spotify account. From there, you can submit to Spotify playlists.

    ORIGIH madrizlah · September 26, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Its so sad that upcoming artist who are still strugglinging out here aren’t considered in any of musical platforms..#ke +254

    Emykel · September 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    I’m happy to hear all this……
    But actually I don’t have a desktop computer,
    Must I submit with a desktop computer

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Playlist submission is not yet available on the app.

    Sylvester Wilson · September 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Just wanna say THANK YOU!!! You guys ate AWSOME!!! Thanks for helping us navigate this strange new climate.

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you!

    Matthew mcpherson · September 26, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I’m gonna have a song done very soon. I’m not sure what to do. Can you help me?

    Nuno Moreiras · September 27, 2018 at 4:14 am

    We had no idea about this. Thanks, Zac!

    Be Be Aung · September 27, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Music is my heart

    paul tondreau · September 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    “Please note: Submission is only available from desktop computers”
    Are laptop submissions acceptable?

      Kyle Warner · October 10, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Yes, laptops work too! It’s not available from the app yet.

    Ursula katoky · September 27, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    How to submit a track?

    Tim · September 28, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Please I have some great tracks, but only older ones are in Spotify, but I want to put / ( for now) all out of love forward it’s on Spotify but it doesn’t have 3 dots next to it, please how do I do it thanks tim

    Dheeraj kumar singh · October 6, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Singing and make sketches

    Yelesani · October 6, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I’m failing to apload my. music track’s

    Hannz Promotions · October 9, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    to be wise means sense

    Wiser Daniel · October 16, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    I really don’t know full instructions of submission from bearer beginning,i already opened my account but wanted to upload my songs

      Kyle Warner · October 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      The first step is to begin uploading music.


      Here are directions to begin uploading to Songtradr: https://support.songtradr.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005397208-Upload-Your-Music

      Here are some tutorial videos on how to utilize Songtradr: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1LGYsvGp1G2keI_A3n8-A/playlists

    Gregoire Lompo · October 16, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Hi everyone listen let’s keep songtradr as the best tool ok here is where we shares our music and videos in all’$ social media so it’$important to respect

    Ian Fleming · October 16, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I use distrokid to upload music, but it won’t allow me to upload music to be released more than a day in advance, Therefore, Spotify for artists does not detect that I have an unreleased track and so I cannot submit it to appear on a playlist. What can I do about this?

      Kyle Warner · October 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Ian,

      Not sure about their model, but with Songtradr you can select any release date you want. Meaning, once you have your Spotify for Artists set up, new releases will go into an Unreleased Music pile in your Spotify account. From there, you can submit to playlists.

    Darrell G. Looney · October 17, 2018 at 2:26 am

    There are tons of other playlists out there, any suggestions on how to submit to those? What about music that we already have out? Any suggestions on how to submit older songs to playlists? I know that for THIS songs must still be in prerelease to be considered.

    Cameron L · October 17, 2018 at 7:22 am

    It has been said my music is better than David Guetta! House Music needs to bounce back this summer and EDM must DIE. Check me out guys and share please!

    Katlego · October 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Hi. Does this mean I have to create a new profile, I uploaded my music on Songtradr alreado I have to start all over again?

    Markez · October 23, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Hello Hope All is well i would like to know who can i contact regarding some Spotify Playlist, My Team Would Like invest in some popular playlist as we see great results into doing so. Hope all is well thank you for your time.

    Paradox · November 9, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Sorry but I’m a bit confused, you say submission to playlists are for unreleased songs only but you also say this is only available to songs you’ve digitally distributed via songtradr to other streaming platforms. Please can you clarify that?

      Kyle Warner · November 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Hi,

      You must have a current Spotify for Artists profile to submit to playlists, meaning you cannot submit your first ever release to a playlist. Once your profile is claimed, all future releases you create will appear in an Unreleased Music section until the release date in your Spotify for Artists profile.

      Does that make sense?

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