Thousands to millions of artists worldwide rejoiced as the news broke that you can now directly submit unreleased songs to Spotify team for playlist consideration, providing more opportunities for the music industry. Labels, managers, and artists’ team can also try out the feature through the Spotify for Artists or Spotify Analytics account.
Once approved, your song will be added to Spotify’s official playlists, including the discover weekly feature, which means that you can easily reach its million active users monthly. You’ll basically get a chance to be one of the 75,000 artists featured on editorial playlists every week, and 150,000 artists featured on Discover Weekly.
[Spotify press release] “ At Spotify, our goal is to match every listener with the perfect music for them. That’s why we have a team of over 100 editors around the world — music experts and cultural ambassadors whose job is to spread the joy of music discovery everywhere from Brazil to Japan to Turkey.”
If you plan to submit songs to Spotify, you have to provide complete details as much as possible, such as the culture, genre, and mood, so your unreleased track can have a better chance to be considered by the team. This will also help the team with regards to adding your song to several releases and personalized recommendations on the platform.
Spotify also notes that no artist or agency is entitled to pay to be added in the editorial playlists, as the team will crucially select songs based on the listeners’ preferences.
Now that you can directly submit songs to Spotify, we can say that the platform is actually living to its promise to empower independent artists. This new feature will also provide exposure to our local indie artists as we thrive to make our fellow musicians known all over the world, just like how some of them were discovered on Soundcloud before.