FAQ

If you’re a label that already works with an aggregator, they’ll get your music on Spotify for you.

If you don’t work with an aggregator, we have deals in place with a number of companies who can deliver your artists’ music to us and collect royalties for you.

We suggest using one of these label aggregators:

These services handle the licensing and distribution of your artists’ music and also pay you royalties when fans stream your artists’ music on Spotify. There’s usually a small fee or percentage cut involved. Each service is unique, so be sure to do some homework before picking one.

If you didn’t add your music to Spotify, it’s likely that your distributor did. For any problems, you can contact them directly.

Otherwise, if you believe your music should not be on Spotify, fill out this form.

Note: Canvas is a new format for artistic expression on Spotify that we’re currently testing with a small group of artists. We'll let you know when we're ready to roll it out further. Check out our blog for updates.

A Canvas is an 8-second visual loop you can add to any track's Now Playing view.

Specs

A Canvas should be uploaded in vertical format to completely fill a smartphone’s screen. Any audio in your file will not transfer. Remember to only use content you own or have permission to use.

  • Canvas Ratio: 9:16
  • Canvas Height: Min: 720px
  • Canvas Length: Min: 3 secs, Max: 8 secs (even 1 millisecond over 8 seconds won’t work. You can trim larger files with the mobile app).
  • File Format: MP4 with h264 encoding, without audio (mov formats don’t work)

Steps

Important: Before you post a Canvas, make sure you have all the legal rights to do so, as described in our terms.

Desktop

  1. Log in to Spotify for Artists.
  2. Go to Catalog.
  3. Pick a song and click ADD CANVAS.
  4. Click the big + then upload your file (see specs above).
  5. Listeners will start to see it within 1 hour of uploading.

Tip: You can also add a Canvas to upcoming releases. In Catalog, go to UPCOMING then click View Songs under Canvas. Click + next to the Song you want to add Canvas to.

To remove a Canvas:

  1. Go to the song in Spotify for Artists.
  2. Click VIEW CANVAS.
  3. Click REMOVE CANVAS.

To remove your music from Spotify, you’ll need to reach out to your distributor and have them issue a takedown request.

You can also fill out this form to let us know you want it removed.

Our data is powered by label provided metadata. While this accounts for many songs on Spotify, we realize it’s far from all. If a song doesn’t have credits, it means we didn’t receive that information from that song’s label or distributor.

Right now Spotify Analytics is only available in English, but we plan to add more languages in the future.

Spotify Analytics works best on desktop computers right now.

No. Spotify Analytics doesn't show data for the songs that are missing ISRCs. Please work with your distributor or delivery services to ensure all the ingested tracks are ingested with ISRCs.

Streams are reported in Spotify Analytics when a song is streamed for over 30 seconds.