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July 1, 2022 • 3 mins read

Publishing Music on Spotify, Explained

By Jacque Alec

If you’re a musician, then you’ve probably thought about publishing your music on streaming platforms like Spotify. It’s a great way to get your music out there and to start building a fanbase. In this article, we’ll explain the advantages of publishing music on Spotify and walk you through the steps of doing it yourself. We’ll also discuss other things you can publish on Spotify to help build your career as an artist. Let’s get started!

What is Spotify?

Spotify is one of the world’s most popular music streaming platforms. It has over 320 million monthly active users and over 87 million paying subscribers as of 2019. Spotify offers both a free ad-supported tier and a premium subscription service. Users can listen to music on-demand, create and share playlists, follow artists, and more.

Why Publish on Spotify?

There are a few key reasons why you might want to publish your music on Spotify. First of all, it’s a great way to get your music out there and reach new listeners. By publishing your music on Spotify, you’ll be able to reach a large audience that you might not have otherwise had access to.
Another reason to publish on Spotify is that it can help you build your career as an artist. By getting your music out there and building a following, you’ll be able to attract attention from record labels and other industry professionals. This can open up a lot of doors for you and help you further your career in the music industry.
So, those are a few of the key reasons why you might want to publish your music on Spotify. Now let’s take a look at how to do it.

How to Publish Your Music on Spotify as An Artist

The first thing you’ll need to do is create a Spotify account. You can do this by going to the Spotify website and clicking “Sign Up.” Once you’ve created an account, you’ll need to download the Spotify app.
Once you have the app installed, open it and click on “Edit Profile” in the menu. From here, you’ll need to click on “Manage Your Artist Profile.” This will take you to a page where you can claim your artist profile.
To claim your artist profile, you’ll need to have an existing presence on one of Spotify’s partner platforms. This could be a social media platform like Facebook or Instagram, or it could be a music distribution platform like CD Baby or TuneCore.
Once you’ve claimed your artist profile, you’ll be able to start uploading your music. To do this, click on “Upload Music” in the menu and follow the prompts. You’ll need to have your music files in a format that Spotify can accept, which is either MP or Mpeg.
Then once your music is uploaded, you’ll need to fill out some information about each song. This includes the title, artist name, release date, and more. You can also add album artwork and lyrics if you want.
After you’ve filled out all the necessary information, click “Submit.” Your music will then be live on Spotify for people to listen to!

Tips on Publishing Your Music on Spotify

There are a few things to keep in mind when publishing your music on Spotify. First of all, make sure that your music is of high quality. This means that it should be recorded and mixed professionally.
It’s also important to have good cover artwork for your songs. Album artwork is one of the first things people will see when they’re browsing Spotify, so you want to make sure that it’s eye-catching and represents your music well.
Finally, don’t forget to promote your music once it’s published. You can do this by sharing it on social media, emailing your fans, and more. The more people that know about your music, the more likely they are to listen to it.

Other Things You Can Publish on Spotify

In addition to music, you can also publish other types of content on Spotify. This includes things like podcasts, playlists, and DJ mixes. You can use these to promote your music and build a following on Spotify. If you’re a podcast host or a DJ, you can also use Spotify to monetize your content and make some money from your shows.

How to Earn On Spotify

If you’re an artist, you can earn money on Spotify by publishing your music and getting people to listen to it. You’ll earn a percentage of the revenue generated from advertising and from people listening to your music on premium accounts. You can also earn money by selling merchandise through your Spotify profile.
Do you have any tips for publishing music on Spotify? Let us know in the comments below! If you’re looking for more tips on how to build your career in the music industry, be sure to check out our blog. We’ve got tons of great articles about everything from songwriting to marketing your music.
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