Pitching Music 101: How to Get into a good Spotify Playlist

How to get into a good Spotify Playlist

Spotify Playlist

Getting your music into a great Spotify playlist is the best way to enhance your visibility and promote your work as an artist. 

If your songs manage to make their way onto some popular playlists, your plays might also increase massively. This means that you will be able to earn more money through Spotify.

Pitching Your Music

Pitching your music to a Spotify playlist curator is challenging.  There are so many artists out there trying to leave their mark and make an impact on the music scene.  Artists are starting to realize Spotify playlists are a key to that. 

The two skills you’ll need in order to successfully pitch: the ability to 1) find the curators and 2) create a rapport with them. 

These skills are priceless, and we will cover them in a future article.  

 

Spotify PlaylistFirst things first: Becoming a verified Spotify artist

One of the most important things you can do is to become a verified Spotify artist. 

This means you can start to build some of your initial following on the platform. 

Becoming a verified artist is simple!  All you need to do is to fill in a questionnaire and wait for Spotify to go through your information.

Verified artists have a bigger chance to get noticed by Spotify curators, as well as the platform’s algorithms.

To appear more “legit” and professional, you can also take further steps. Including adding a biography. 

Whip up a following!

The more followers you get, the greater your chances to be noticed by playlisters on Spotify!

You can start by engaging your friends, your social media and people you know: always encourage people to follow you on Spotify if you can!

Spotify conveniently provides follow buttons.  Artists can embed them into their profiles or website to further promote their music on Spotify.

Never underestimate the importance of simple things! Asking people to follow you is always nice and it might work better than you might imagine.  Sometimes all they need is that little nudge to get them to do it.