Is there any legit Spotify promotion?

A promo company whose services include pitching your music to curators of private Spotify playlists can be legitimate and should not breach Spotify's terms of use in doing so. It's if they tell you they can get you on an in-house playlist that you should walk away. Spotify itself forbids most types of promotion for your music, especially when it comes to playlist placement, even though it has been proven time and time again that certain kinds of 'payola' do exist for the bigger artists and gaining placement on the coveted 'editorial playlists'. In face The Union of Musicians has literally come out and stated this fact for quite a few playlists.

This gives rise to a newer and darker side of the music industry, Distrokid literally pulled down hundreds of thousands of songs and withheld payment to alot of music artists becuase they were 'flagged' a using illegal promotional tactics…or was it actually Spotify who pulled the music? The acusation was basically artificial or false spins, when in many cases it was identified that this was false and that Distrokid itself was positioning themselves to be Spotify's number one music promotion company. Of course they denied this claim and stated that they were fighting for artist's rights.


How much is Spotify promotion?

The minimum you can devote to an advertising campaign is 'how long is a piece of string' but usually, as they say in business, one third of your budget for total music production should be spent on promotion… Hiring a good Publicist is one one the quickest and easiest ways to get your music into the right places, problem is, where do you find a good Publicist and the cost.

The best way to promote your music and yourself as an artist is to leverage every cent, every show, photo, video, social media etc to gain maximum exposure. Have a website as a central hub for collecting fan info, creating merch sales and promoting your latest release. Yes, we still talk to artists who actually think that they dont need to spend 20 bucks to start up a website which could be the turning point in their career.

Once you have your website, you can add Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (yes Twitter), Pinterest, Tik tok and Google My Business, even LinkedIn is a great place to gain traffic from.

Then your options are, you can buy Spotify playlist placement services from a reputed company that uses innovative tactics to promote your music on Spotify and accross your socials, music blogs and webzines. The cost can be exhorbitant and the return somewhat depressing, lets not even talk about ROI… or you can budget and test. This is why the Band Express Song Launch list is such good value at just 9 bucks! YES you can find collaborative playlists yourself, it's tediou work and there are literally millions of them out there, however, there are comparatively few with hundreds, let alone thousands of followers. We have compiled these lists for you, then you simply follow them and add your track(s), over and over, presto, you are immediately on Spotify playlists!

And don’t forget, every artist should also be building an email list so you can reach your fans directly. Spotify is becoming more and more competitive every day and it can be extremely hard for an artist to efficiently promote their music organically by themselves.

'When I sit down with artists , I get asked a lot aboutplaylists, and I understand why.

Any veteran or an upcoming artist looking for an additional boost to achieve their musical goals, the company through their high-end promotional strategies helps them set foot in the esteemed industry.In general, make sure you’re keeping your streaming profiles up to date with the most current and relevant info about latest releases, live dates, and anything else that might catch curators’ eyes.' Omari


How do you identify a spot BOT playlist?

Look, lets face it, there are a lot of Spotify 'Promotion' and 'Pitching' companies out there who have been taken down for running false of BOT playlists. Some key things to look out for on these playlists are: Profile Photo – Very unlikely a playlist could grow to that size without a captivating image or branding. Number of Tracks- Anything under 40 is suspicious. Most fake playlists have a very low track count and maintain a mainstream collection of songs.

If you, even under good intentions, are added to these BOT playlists, be prepared to be identified by Spotify's own algorythmic alerts and being taken down.

Dont risk using a promotion company which hasn't been around for a long time and definitely be on edge when they promise a certain amount of spins AND in som cases followers or your money back. Really, how could they know what the numbers will really be. Be more comfortable with a company which will advertise you, create articles and shares and promote you organically accross their own socials.


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How can you tell if a pitch was successful on Spotify?


Spotify will publicly show you (and anyone viewing your page) the most recent playlists you've been featured on. Checking this intermittently or after you've seen a large spike in plays might give you a clue as to where your music has been placed.

Can free Spotify users use collaborative playlists?

Best of all, you don't need a Premium subscription to create or participate in a Collaborative Playlist: They're available to both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium members alike. … Now users are able to view avatars in the playlist header that shows who helped create the Collaborative Playlist.

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Can my followers see my collaborative playlist on Spotify?


A good workaround to prevent unwanted contributions is to make your collaborative playlist private. This way only your friends with the private playlist link will be able to view the playlist and contribute to it.

Is making a playlist for someone romantic?

While making a playlist is a lot easier, it still can be a romantic gesture. It's the most romantic thing you can ever do. Sharing music or movies is a great thing, keep it up. It's just sweet and very special.

How do I see who liked my Spotify playlist?


Select Your Library and then click your profile icon. Click View Profile and finally Playlists. A total likes count will appear below each playlist name. Sadly, Spotify no longer gives you a way to drill into exactly who liked your playlist, they only give you the total number of people who liked it.

How do you view your playlist on Spotify?

At the far left of your screen, you'll see the words "your music", if you click on that you should see all your playlists listed. If that doesn't work, try searching for your own account name while logged on in the spotify search engine, it should lead you to all the playlists that you created yourself.

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