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.