What are the benefits of getting support from playlists?

  • Spotify pays more than double what Youtube does for streams so success on Spotify means success for your bank account too!
  • Our playlist contacts are part of the public, so after your campaign is over you can continue to submit to them on your own.
  • Major labels make the majority of their money now from streaming services so they are always seeking new artists who are gaining popularity on Spotify.  Popularity on Spotify = interest from big labels.
  • Music supervisors seeking film and TV sync’s now use Spotify playlists to find new music to license.  Sometimes being in the right playlist will get you an opportunity to have your music licensed.

What playlists will my song be placed on?

  • We are a pitching company and don’t own playlists so we don’t know what playlists will accept your song until we start the pitching process.  Our campaigns focus on playlists with a minimum of 1,500 followers.

Can I see a list of playlists in your network?

  • We use a database of every playlist on Spotify.  When someone orders a campaign, we sort by genre and start pitching.  We don’t provide our database contacts but after you’ve started a campaign, you will be able to contact the curator who has supported your music.
  • For real life examples of past clients who have had success with great playlists, visit our homepage in the section titled ‘CLIENT SUCCESS

Do you guarantee playlist placement?

  • Although we can’t guarantee placement, we do our best to accept only music we feel will do well with our playlist curators.  If for some reason your music is not accepted, we will provide a complete refund.  In most cases, if we don’t get support within the package time frame, we’ll continue to submit until we reach the desired results.

How many plays and followers will I get?

  • The number of plays and followers you can expect varies greatly depending on how your music connects with people.  Each curator we pitch to is independent and they do not work for us.  Some have very active followers and some not. The Spotify platform also does not count plays on a song unless it has been played for :30 seconds, so if your song is skipped a lot, you will not see a rapid gain in your statistics.  On the other hand, we also have clients who after getting in one playlist, go viral getting hundreds of thousands of plays within days.

What can I expect from a campaign?

  • After you’ve made your payment, we start submitting your track to curators the following day.  It can take up to a week to start to gain acceptance.  Sometimes longer. This is real promotions and it involves waiting on curators to update so it’s important to be patient. When your song gets approved, someone on our team will send you a link to the playlist. When you’ve been accepted by a playlist, it’s a good idea to reach out to the curator on Facebook. As you gain more playlister contacts of your own, you can use them to pitch your next releases.

How does the approval process work?

  • When listening to a new submission, our team looks for music that evokes emotion, has an infectious hook, and displays a professional level of mixing and mastering.  The better a song scores on these levels, the larger the campaign we can approve.

Do you participate in payola?

  • Paying for playlist placement violates the terms of Spotify and we do not condone this type of activity.  However, we know music curators can be very busy and we respect their time.  For this, we do offer them a donation for considering your music regardless of their decision.

How do you get my track support on playlists?

  • We’ve spent the last couple of years researching contacts for independent playlisters and with over 5 billion playlists, we are gaining new contacts every day.  We focus on playlists with a minimum of 5,000 fans, however, it can also be beneficial to get support from a mix of smaller playlists too so we don’t leave them out.

How do I get support from one of the big Spotify in house playlists?

  • Anyone can now submit to them via a tool inside your personal Artist Insights page.  However, an article on Buzzfeed states that these in-house curated playlists also use data from a software called PUMA (playlist usage monitoring analysis) when making decisions about which independent artists to support.  They are more likely to support the music that is being engaged with by users and shared often by playlists.

How long will my song stay in the playlist?

  • The curators typically keep a song for a minimum of one month or longer but there are exceptions.  Some playlists switch out songs every 2 weeks that aren’t doing well with their playlist followers.  If your song is removed from a playlist before 2 weeks, let us know and we will find a replacement playlist for you at no extra fee.

What type of other promotion do I get with my campaign?

  • Many of our playlist partners offer additional promotion with their playlist support.  This promotion includes twitter shout out’s, email, and other social network support.  Whenever available, we request additional support from the curators in our network when they accept a track for their playlist.

If my song is not chosen how many times can I resubmit?

  • You can only submit once per track.  We encourage you to continue to submit new original songs or remixes as often as you like.

What if I Suspect a playlist that has supported me has fake or inactive followers?

  • Our database of curators is always growing and that means sometimes we may pitch your track to a new untested curator.  Please notify us if you feel you’ve been accepted by a fraudulent playlist and we’ll remove it from our database and won’t count it towards your campaign.

I am a curator with my own playlists.  How do I join your network?

  • Please send links to your playlists with the subject line CURATOR to josh@spotifly.us and we will get back to you.