Break the curse of >1000 and increase your numbers with these easy to follow techniques.
3 Tips For Getting More Spotify Plays | How to get your first 1000 Spotify Plays
Tired of checking your Spotify stats and seeing “>1000”?
The first 1000 plays are the hardest to get but we hope these three simple tips will help you get more Spotify Plays for your music.
Getting your music featured on Spotify playlists can be difficult. The main playlists are controlled by the editorial team at Spotify or the major labels but there is no reason you can’t submit your music to some independent Spotify curators and work your way up that way. Click here to find a list of five independent Spotify playlists curators and find out how to submit your music to them.
Some curators have submission forms, for example, Soundplate publically share their Spotify playlist submission forms on their website. Others use SubmitHub to accept new music and some are happy to receive email submissions.
Pro Tip: The Spotify editorial team that curate the main playlists on the platform pay attention to the ‘buzz’ around a track, if your music is being featured on Blogs or on independent playlists you are much more likely to be added to the big playlists.
Make The Most of Your Social Media
Direct your existing fanbase on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your email database to drive traffic to your music on Spotify. There are also several groups on Facebook where people share their own music and offer feedback to others. You can also use your Soundcloud to drive traffic directly to Spotify.
Running several social media profiles can seem like a daunting task but there are several online tools you can use to schedule social media content in advance and grow your accounts with minimal effort. Check out some of our top picks for social media management here.
Make Use of Scannable Spotify Codes
Spotify has recently launched a big new feature, ‘Spotify Codes’. If you have used Snapchat you will already be familiar with how this works.
In brief, you can now share scannable, QR-type, codes which link to tracks or playlists on Spotify. To find the code for a track or Spotify playlist start by opening it on the Spotify mobile app. Tap the menu icon (top right of the screen) and you will see the code appear, screenshot below:
Once you get to this screen, take a screenshot on your phone and crop out the part with the code in so you are left with an image which looks like this:
This image can now be shared on all of your social media or even used on flyers, posters, stickers or anywhere else you want to promote your music. If you pull out your phone now, open Spotify, click search and then point it at the image above, the track will instantly open and play on Spotify.
This new feature is set to take music discovery on Spotify by storm, experiment with creative ways to use it and be amongst the first to benefit from its power.
We hope these tips help you rack up more plays and become a Spotify star. If you are interested in creating your own Spotify Playlists we suggest checking out this article: 3 Ways To Get More Followers for your Spotfy Playlist.
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