Unfortunately, Spotify discontinued its direct upload feature. To upload your original music to Spotify and all other streaming services, you’ll first need to register with a music distribution service like LabelGrid. If you don’t know how to get started uploading your music to Spotify, here’s everything you need to know.

The process of getting your music into the hands of millions of potential fans is simple: a music distribution service will allow you to upload your music directly to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Deezer and more.

What is Spotify?

Spotify is the world’s leading free/paid audio streaming platform that offers over 70 million songs from more than 8 million artists globally.

Today, Spotify has become one of the most popular ways for fans to listen to music. And this is why your music needs to be on the platform – although Spotify royalties are not the highest paying per stream available, the exposure, its playlisting, and its potential to grow your brand is extraordinary.

You’ve probably seen people take advantage of getting into popular playlists with thousands of followers – this is a prime example of using Spotify to its full potential – however, you can’t do that unless your music is on the platform. Continue reading to find out how:

How to distribute music to Spotify

As an artist

If you’re an artist without a label, you’ll need to consider your options – you can either create your own record label or distribute music under your artist name. However, if you wish to release music for someone else, distributing their music under your artist name might not be the best approach. Think about this wisely – it might be best to create a label name to house your and others music under it.

As a record label

If you’re a new or existing record label wishing to distribute music to Spotify, LabelGrid is the digital solution. LabelGrid’s extensive toolset is the perfect solution to manage your entire back and forthcoming catalogue on Spotify.

As a new distributor needing a white label solution

You can use Labelgrid’s white-label to customize our platform to match your logo colours and branding. It’s an easy way for you to provide a personalized experience to your clients – especially when distributing to Spotify. This includes our CMS, Royalty Dashboard, Emails, Royalty Payments and Statements. It’s designed specifically for music distributors who want a centralized system to help them organize and distribute your independent artists’ music on Spotify and streaming services alike.

How to distribute music to Spotify through LabelGrid

Create a LabelGrid account and set up your profile if you haven’t already. Your account will be a central hub for your entire music catalogue. LabelGrid has a stack of tools to help you sell, market, and streamline your release schedule.

Catalog Manager LabelGrid

LabelGrid will furnish you with a list of digital service providers when you’re ready to distribute.

LabelGrid allows complete flexibility over delivery to shops. If you just want Spotify and Beatport without others, select them from the list.

Once done, set a custom ‘go live’ date and press submit. Here’s the cool part — LabelGrid will automatically deliver the music, track sales, and generate royalty reports for you without needing to do any more manual admin.

Label Grid will save you a bunch of time and make running a record label a breeze. If you’re a new or existing label looking to grow your brand, get in contact to discover how LabelGrid can help.