Have you ever wondered why one artist has thousands of plays and you only get a dozen or so a month? When you want to be more successful on Spotify, getting your music featured on Spotify playlists is really important. But how do you find all those playlists? How do you contact playlist curators? How do you know which playlists end up adding you? These are all important questions that we’ll answer in this article. Including a massive list of 53 Spotify playlists and curators, so submit to Spotify playlists right now!
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How to find and approach Spotify Curators
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There may be hundreds of playlists featuring the artist, or a dozen, depending on the artist. Also browse through the ‘previously in’ section, as there might be some good playlists there as well. Pick a playlist and check when it was last updated, as playlists that have been updated 4 years ago won’t be taking your submission (in most cases). When you want to give it a go, right-click the ‘Go to Spotify’ green bar.
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Pitch your music
Keep track of your submissions
Start entering all the playlists you’ve found, along with contact information. If you have been able to make contact with a curator, enter how you made contact and if you had any luck and was added to the playlist.
Ps. If you’re contacting blogs for reviews or features, use the same sheet and alter it a bit to your liking.
Calculate streaming royalty
Your music was added to a lot of playlists and your streams have increased? Great! Estimate your earnings with this ‘Streaming Royalty Calculator’.
Submit to official Spotify playlists
Spotify has introduced an awesome new feature, giving artists and labels an opportunity to submit unreleased music directly to Spotify’s editorial team for playlist consideration. Why this is awesome? Because you now have a bigger chance of getting featured on many official New Music playlists.
How it works:
Simply log into your Spotify for Artists account or, if you work at a label, head over to Spotify Analytics. There, you’ll have the option of selecting one unreleased song for playlist consideration and submitting it to our team.
It’s important to give us as much information about the track as possible — genre, mood, and other data points all help us make decisions about where it may fit. You can note the instruments on it, whether it’s a cover, and the cultures you or the song belong to. The data you share will be complemented by what we already know about you — what else your fans listen to, what other playlists you’ve appeared on, etc.
Spotify curates many playlists, not every playlist is as big as New Music Friday but still, a great way to gain new (potential) fans! Almost every country in the world has an official New Music Spotify playlist and the better your track performs there, the better your chances of moving up Spotify’s ladder. The fewer people skip your track in a playlist, the higher your track is ranked. That’s another reason to submit to playlists suitable for your niche. Expect people to skip your Alternative Rock track on a (mostly) Hip Hop orientated playlist. Now, let’s take a look at this list of playlists we’ve collected below.
Spotify playlist curators who accept submissions right now
Collaborative playlists you can add your music to
Collaborative playlists are a great way to connect with other musicians and are very easy to create. It’s also an easy way of getting your music out there for anyone to enjoy, since you do the curating collaboratively. Remember you created one earlier at 3.3?
Simply follow the playlists you see below and add your track(s). Remember to check how many songs are appropriate, if the playlist has the theme or only one genre. This differs per playlist.
CD Baby Mixtape
AtomCollectorRecords.com Unsigned Artists Spotlight – the best music you’ve never heard (all genres)
Collaborative Spotify Playlist
SHARE YOUR SONG WITH ME Collaborative playlist
The Indie Discovery List
Lets make a party
Hidden & Forgotten Gems
Musical Artizan – indie songs
Share your own originals and your greatest inspirations
Great Music Mix
Add Your Song Of The Week! Spotify Collaborative Playlist #1