They say… Playlists are the new radio. It’s now possible for a song to break on playlists before commercial radio. We came across multiple radio stations (listed below) that have launched Spotify playlists to broadcast new talent. For artists releasing their music in 2019, Spotify promotion is one of the key elements to success in your music career. In this guide, we tell you exactly how to get your music on to popular Spotify playlists, begin generating streams and being added to Discover Weekly.
Think about your last favourite song you discovered, did you discover it from a Spotify playlist?
The likelihood is that you found the song because you were listening to a Spotify playlist or it came up on your Discover Weekly. With 45% of people listening to music on streaming services such as Spotify, it is important that your music has a strong presence on Spotify and is given the best chance to be discovered.
Submit Your Music To Spotify Playlists Here.
Here are 10 playlist curators you can submit your music to for under $30:
- WJAM 99.9 JAMZ Tampa (Rhythmic Top 40)
- POWER 103.1 Atlanta (Mainstream Hip Hop)
- BEACH 105.1 Daytona (Rhythmic Top 40)
- HOT 99.3 New Orleans (Mainstream Hip Hop)
- KMIX 99.5 Los Angeles (Top 40 Pop/Dance)
- KBEX-POWER 107.9 Los Angeles (Top 40)
- KBUD-HITS 102.5 Phoenix (Top 40)
EAST & MIDWEST REGION
- WXSJ-JAMZ 97.3 Miami (Rhythmic Top 40)
- WiLD 103.5 Chicago (Mainstream Hip Hop)
- HOT 98.7 Detroit (New & Classic Hits)
Spotify has come under a lot of criticism over the years for not paying artists enough in royalties, with Taylor Swift boycotting the company by not uploading her latest album to the platform, stating that she thought artists were not being fairly compensated for their music. Taylor Swift has now been persuaded to re-join Spotify and uploading her latest album 3 weeks after the release. When speaking to UKTN, Burstimo insisted that Spotify is a monumental platform for the music industry and its survival against competitors such as Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer and Google Play Music is vital for the industry.