Spotify For Artists: How To Get An Artist Account On Spotify
As the use of internet keeps advancing, with the improvement to 4G and wifi, 5G currently in view, digital music streaming continues to take over, against the normal illegal file sharing that occurs as a result of the download and share pattern.
In the music streaming niche, Spotify is at the helm of affairs with the addition of more countries where the platform can be accessed, and electronic music distributors pushing contents directly to Spotify, it gets more advantageous for even upcoming artists to have their songs on the music streaming giant and even earn from streaming.
Spotify is one of the most popular places people go to consume music.
A recent announcement by IMS Ibiza, the annual business report indicated about 12 Billion electronic music streams a month on Spotify, this is good news for artists.
The good thing about Spotify is that it can offer every track for FREE (with adverts) or for as little as £4.99 a month for Students & £9.99 for persons with minimum income level. This means that the artist earns whichever way.
Spotify has also made it very easy for you to grow with the advent of ‘Scan Codes’ for you to share your playlist/profile with your fans. This works in a similar way to your Snapchat Ghost, whereby fans scan the strip and it brings them directly to your page.
If you are a musician, disc jockey or any other person that creates audio contents that people will love, getting your content on Spotify at this its evolving stage will do you much good.
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For the purpose of this article, we are going to show you how to claim your artist profile on Spotify and start growing your fans while generating revenues from streams.
To get this done, you need to walk around three steps.
- Your Song Must Be On Spotify To Create An Artist Page.
- Create A User Account With Spotify to generate your profile.
- Verify Your Artist Account on Spotify
Now let us go through the processes involved.
Create Your Artiste Page On Spotify: Your artist page is generated automatically anytime you upload your song on Spotify for the first time. Artists are not always given the privilege of uploading their songs directly digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and lots more.
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Create A User Account With Spotify: You begin by signing up for an account with Spotify. This process is free and it is available for everyone though it is a bit tricky and if you are not careful you might mess things up. Since you are an artist and your main purpose of sign-up is to claim your artist account, it is strongly recommended that you use your exact artist name while creating. i.e https://open.spotify.com/user/davido.
You should also avoid using your Facebook account to sign up, it will link your artist account to your personal Facebook account, this will not be a problem for you as a small artist but as you grow and you require a management team to handle your affairs, they will have access to your personal facebook account which is not very proper and getting it changed will require a much task.
Setting up your profile in this manner will enable you to start building followers who will patronize your music in no distance time and also get your account verified easily.
Verify Your Artist Account on Spotify
Previously, to verify your Spotify artist account, you needed to have up to 250 followers but as of the time of writing this article, the 250 followers requirement has been dropped and you can now verify your artist account provided you have your song distributed to Spotify.
To get access to the Spotify Artist Account, you should visit the URL https://artists.spotify.com or click here Spotify For Artists where you will have access to data and insight on how your songs are performing.
Once you have access, you see stats about everything from who’s discovering your music to which of your songs are trending on Spotify. You will be able to change your profile image anytime, make your own artist playlists, and make an artist’s pick anytime you want, all from one place. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification check mark.
Reasons For Verifying Your Artist Account on Spotify
It is very important that you verify your artist account on Spotify for the following reasons
It helps you get into several playlists easily. It is also possible to get your music on playlists without being a verified artist on Spotify, but verification can really help you in your efforts to be taken seriously on the platform, get the attention of Spotify’s algorithm, and also get discovered easily by Spotify playlist curators.
Verifying your artist account on Spotify will give you a blue checkmark on your profile and enable you to:
Update your artist image anytime you want
Post artist playlists to your profile
Make an artist’s pick, which appears at the top of your profile.
Tips To Get Really Creative With Spotify Playlist
You are an artist and not an ordinary user so you need to do more than just creating a simple track I’m playing playlists. You need to get really creative.
You can create playlists suitable for different categories of people, playlists for events, etc…
You can create a playlist for people in traffic, eg “Traffic Cruise Playlist”, period or season like “Easter Jam Playlist” etc…
In all these playlists, make sure you add your songs strategically.
Remember to always keep your playlist tracks updated – Spotify recommends a daily update but you can decide to make it weekly or every two days.
Anytime you are releasing a new track, make sure to add it to your playlists so that people following your playlists will stream them.
If you are giving away free downloads on Soundcloud make sure you use one of the tools to drive followers for Spotify profiles/playlists i.e Hypeddit for example.
You can include your Spotify link to your social media, and also on your website if you have any.