There’s many types of playlists on Spotify that can all help get your music in front of millions of potential fans. The three main types are:
Personalized: Algorithmically generated for our users, like Discover Weekly and Release Radar. Any new music you release is featured on your followers’ Release Radars - so the more followers you have, the more playlists you’ll be on.
Editorial: Curated by our music experts and genre specialists from around the globe. These are the playlists with the little Spotify logo in the top-left corner of the cover image. With Spotify Analytics, you can pitch unreleased music to our playlist editors. The earlier you pitch, the better!
- Listener: Made by our users! These playlists can carry huge influence and potential for your music.
You can increase your chances of making it onto all these playlist types by continuing to grow your fanbase. Check out our promo guide for tips on Spotify for Artists.
With Spotify Analytics, you can pitch an upcoming, unreleased song for our team to discover and consider for editorial playlists. We’ll also include it on your followers’ Release Radar playlists.
- Log in to Spotify Analytics.
- From the Catalog section, select the UPCOMING tab.
- Choose an artist with an upcoming release.
- Select PITCH A SONG next to the relevant release.
Some things to keep in mind
- Pitching a song doesn’t guarantee a place on an editorial playlist, but does give it the best chance.
- It’s only possible to pitch unreleased music. Unreleased music may not appear in Spotify Analytics until the day after it’s been delivered.
- You can’t pitch featured artists or compilations.
- You can pitch one song per artist profile at a time.
- Our editors may choose to feature a different song from your release on their playlist.
- Pitches are viewable on Spotify for Artists as well as Spotify Analytics. Artists can edit pitches.
Can I edit or change my submission for playlist consideration?
You can make changes or updates to your song submission right up to release day. But there’s no guarantee an editor will see your changes.
Note: If you change a song within 7 days of release, the change will likely not be reflected on Release Radar playlists. This feature is available on both Spotify for Artists (for artists and managers) and Spotify Analytics (for labels and licensors).
We understand the need for control over release info, which is why you can set your pitch as label-only.
Artists and management teams can view which song was pitched and by who, but can’t edit or view details such as the genre, mood, and culture tags they applied. This should only be used to hide sensitive release info, or to prevent it from being overridden.
To set a pitch as label-only:
- Click the pencil next to Who can see this pitch? (above SUBMIT).
- Select Label only.
Can I edit or delete a label-only pitch?
It’s not possible to edit a label-only pitch. If something needs to be changed, you need to delete the pitch, then pitch the song again with new info.
To delete the pitch:
- Go to the release.
- Click View pitch.
- Click Delete.