How to Get Your Music
on Spotify

It’s easier than ever to publish your music on Spotify and share your tracks with an audience of over 406 million music fans. With LANDR Distribution, you can quickly get your music on Spotify and every other distribution service provider that matters.

How to publish music on Spotify

Step 1

Select the LANDR Distribution plan that best suits your needs

Step 2

Access LANDR’s easy-to-use distribution wizard to upload your music and set up your release

Step 3

Once your release goes live, you can share its Spotify URL with your fans

Get your music on Spotify and all streaming platforms

When you publish your music to Spotify with LANDR Distribution, your music is also released to over 150+ streaming platforms and stores, including Apple Music, Tidal, TikTok, YouTube and more.

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Things to know about publishing music on Spotify

To get your music on Spotify you need to work with a music distributor. You cannot simply upload your music to Spotify on your own. That’s because music distributors take care of formatting and managing all the necessary data needed to ensure that you get paid for your music.

Not all music distributors are the same—some take a cut of your royalties while others will take your music down if you choose to end your subscription to their services. Your best bet is to look for a music distributor that will never take a cut of your royalties and guarantees your music stays up forever, even after your subscription ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

With LANDR Distribution, you can get your music on Spotify in around 5 business days, this includes the time needed for both LANDR and Spotify to approve and publish your tracks.

Releasing music through LANDR Distribution lets you get your tracks on Spotify as part of your plan.

With a LANDR Distribution plan, you have the ability to upload a cover song to Spotify after paying a small one-time licensing fee. Learn more about releasing cover songs here.

When your releases go live with a LANDR Distribution plan your Spotify profile will automatically be claimed, if it hasn't already. Once your profile is claimed you'll be able to log into your Spotify account via the LANDR Distribution hub and customize your profile.

You can submit songs for playlisting through your Spotify for Artists profile. Once you're logged in, click the Pitch from Next Release section to fill out your pitch. You can only pitch unreleased music and playlist placement is not guaranteed, so try to include as much information as possible.

It takes about 90 days after your release goes live for Spotify for us to collect royalties and send the first payment to you, and then royalties arrive on a monthly basis. There are a few factors that go into how Spotify determines your royalty payout. Find out more here.

When you have an upcoming release you can create promotional campaigns by adding your release to a LANDR promolink, which you can find in the promotion section of your LANDR Distribution account. Use this link to promote your music to your fans and make it easy for anyone to find your tracks no matter what platform they use.

Spotify premium subscriptions start at USD $9.99 and are billed monthly. Premium subscribers can cancel at any time.

 Artists earn money with Spotify based on its royalty pay-out system. There are many factors that determine exactly how much money is paid. In general, payouts are made per stream and are paid based on various pools of money available to various groups of artists on the platform. 

That’s why it’s not possible to determine exactly how much is paid per stream since the revenue share between artists and pool size is subject to change.

Creators can also earn money by posting merch for sale directly on their artist page and selling concert tickets that also show up on their artist page.

You need a certain number of monthly listeners to access these features and your concert tickets will only show if they're listed on a major concert ticket retailer’s website.

There are a number of benefits to publishing music on Spotify. First and foremost is the opportunity to be paid when listeners play your track on a per-stream basis. However, the platform also serves as an important music marketing channel that can broadcast your music to wider audiences through its curated playlists and algorithmic suggestions.

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