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.

Canvas is an 8-second visual loop that can be added to any of your tracks to appear in the Now Playing View in place of your album artwork. It's a new format for artistic expression on Spotify that we’re currently testing with a small group of artists. Check out our blog for updates.

If you already have Canvas, the following info is for you!

Canvas Content Policy

Canvas is a tool for creative expression to connect with fans. To ensure the best experience for listeners, Canvas shouldn't be used for promotional purposes. As such, there are some limitations on the types of content that may be used as a Canvas.

Legally compliant. Make your Canvas your own. Be sure you have the correct permissions if you use media that isn't your own.

Appropriate for Spotify. This means the Canvas should not be hateful, abusive, pornographic, threatening, or obscene.

Promotional Content. Please follow these guidelines when creating your Canvas:

  • Any text used in your Canvas must be relevant to the track. Don't use text that could be interpreted as promotional, such as 'Available Now', 'Coming Soon', or 'Follow me'.
  • URLs and third-party logos are prohibited (including Spotify's).
  • Don't reference dates that aren't directly tied to the contents of the track. This includes release, tour, or promotional dates or times.

If you violate our policies, the Canvas will be removed. Multiple violations may result in suspension from using Canvas. Please see our prohibited content policies for more information.

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.