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Maximizing Your Spotify Playlisting Strategy

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How to get on Spotify Playlists: an FAQ

Q: What are the different types of Spotify playlists?

A: There are three types of Spotify playlists:

Spotify editorial playlists: These are playlists curated by Spotify experts, who listen to and select songs to include.
Spotify algorithmic playlists: These playlists are generated based on a user’s listening habits, and include playlists like Discover Weekly and Release Radar.
User-generated playlists: Anyone can create their own playlist on Spotify, and these playlists can be followed by other users.

Q: How do I search for playlists to submit my music to?

A: One way to search for playlists to submit your music to is by using the following method:

Open Spotify on a desktop computer.
In the search bar, type “gmail.com” followed by the genre you’re looking for (e.g. “gmail.com indie”).
Click on the “Playlists” tab in the search results to see a list of playlists that have a Gmail address in their description.
From here, you can go through and find playlists that are relevant to your music, and submit your music to them.

Q: How do I pitch my music to playlist curators?

A: When pitching your music to playlist curators, it’s important to be professional and respectful. Here are some tips for pitching your music:

Research the playlist and make sure your music is a good fit for it.
Personalize your pitch by mentioning something specific about the playlist or the curator.
Provide a link to your music, and include any relevant information about your song (e.g. release date, genre, etc.).
Keep it brief and to the point – playlist curators receive a lot of pitches, and they don’t have time to read long emails.

Q: What can I expect if my music is accepted onto a playlist?

A: If your music is accepted onto a playlist, you can expect an increase in streams and potentially more visibility for your music. However, it’s important to note that getting onto a playlist does not guarantee success – there are many factors that contribute to a song’s success on Spotify. Additionally, the effects of being on a playlist can vary – some playlists may have a larger impact than others.



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