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How To Pitch a Track To Spotify's Editorial Playlists?
Getting your songs on curated playlists is one of the best ways of getting your music heard. The more you get "playlisted", the more streams you will get, which increases the chances of boosting your fan base and revenue. Pitching Spotify's playlists through iMusician is easy, but you'll need to bear in mind a few conditions:
- Pitching via iMusician means that we deliver your release earlier in order for you to pitch it directly from your Spotify for Artists profile. For more information about this, please have a look at our Spotify Guide.
- If your release has 4 or more main artists, it will be classified as a compilation by Spotify and you won't be able to pitch it.
- You can only pitch a song if you are listed as a main artist on it. As a featuring artist for example, it is not possible for you to submit it to the playlists.
Also, it is important to note the following when pitching to a Spotify playlist:
- It’s totally free and external parties can’t influence Spotify's editors, so don't be fooled and pay anyone for it;
- Submitting a song doesn’t guarantee a playlist placement, but it’s better to try than not!;
- You can only submit one song per release at a time;
- You can’t submit a track that has already been released on Spotify;
- You are only able to submit on your desktop, the mobile version of Spotify for Artists does not support this feature;
- There is no set amount of time a song will stay on the playlist - it depends on how well it resonates with listeners;
- You can’t remove yourself from a playlist.
During the creation of your release, you can select the option "Spotify pitching" at the "Delivery" step:
After clicking on it, when selecting your release date in the calendar page you will see that some days are marked with an orange dot above. These days cannot be selected for the release date because in order to pitch a track for an official Spotify playlist, the release needs to be delivered 14 days in advance. It is important to make sure that your desired release date is compatible with this 14 days period before completing your order:
If you’re pitching your first release, we will have to ask Spotify to create a new artist profile and request the URI so that you can have access to Spotify for Artists in order to pitch from there. Don’t worry, we will send you an email with the URI early enough to allow you to claim your profile on Spotify for Artist on time. You can find more information about Spotify for Artists here.