Skip navigation! Story from Tech. Fridays on Spotify are about to get a whole lot more fun with the arrival of the new-and-improved not to mention, very sexily branded — we see you, The Weeknd New Music Friday. The beloved weekly installment has gotten a big-time facelift, and, with its visual relaunch, will continue to bring increased visibility to a diverse array of artists with over 43 playlists worldwide. So, you know, come December when our end-of-year Wrapped playlists arrive , they'll be less embarrassing and filled with fewer showtunes or is that just me? Spotify for Artists is also introducing an easy way for artists to share their New Music Friday placement via their social channels, thus making discovery of the next great artists even easier and more interactive for the more than 3. I mean, just look at this promotional image of The Weeknd.
Our playlist pitch feature is officially out of beta. A few months ago , we unveiled a beta feature in the Spotify for Artists tool that gives artists, labels, and teams the ability to share new music directly with our editorial team for playlist consideration. Since the beta began, over 10, artists have been added to Spotify editorial playlists for the first time, connecting their music with thousands of new fans. Elsewhere alt-rock band Yonaka , hailing from Brighton in the UK, saw their numbers increase from 82, to a whopping , when they were added to New Music Friday, while the Belgian rapper Bryan Mg shot up to 33, monthly listeners up from 4, after landing on the La Vida Loca playlist. I also received invitations for radio stations in the Netherlands and in Belgium and saw my followers on Instagram and Spotify get a boost. New Music Friday features my favorite artists every week and to see my name on that playlist was crazy and such an honor! Prior to utilizing this new feature her music had never been added to an official Spotify playlist. Plus, the additional metadata you provide when you upload it will help us recommend it to potential new fans for years to come. Related Posts.
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Jawny, one of the artists who've risen through Spotify's playlist machine. The deluge drives artists to try anything to make their songs stand out, from enacting social media gimmicks to hounding the individual curators of popular playlists. It then funnels the pitches to editorial staff based on artist-provided metadata. The pool of unsolicited playlist submissions is akin to a publishing-house slush pile — only with many more editors and better-paid ones, at that going through the amateur works. Spotify says that since its original beta launch of New Music Submissions in July , 72, artists have been added to playlists for the first time, and musicians have submitted songs in languages. Around 20 percent of the tracks that have been pitched through the tool have been accepted into at least one playlist, the company says. The more information artists give, the more ways we can have these through lines and put music in the ecosystem in different ways. Some in the industry have voiced discomfort with what they see as a pay-for-play effort.
Getting your song into a Spotify playlist can be a major win for introducing your music to new fans. Fortunately for artists, the process is now a bit easier than before. Get your music on Spotify today. Pretty simple. If your song gets placed in a playlist, Spotify will send you an email notification.