How to Get your music on Spotify
To get music on Spotify, you need to release through an online digital music distribution service.
LANDR digital distribution makes selling your music on Spotify fast and simple.
Use LANDR’s release builder to get your music on Spotify and every major streaming store.
Spotify’s popularity, constant improvements, tools for artists, and opportunities to get on playlists makes it the #1 destination for selling your music online.
Here’s everything you need to know to sell your music on Spotify:
Spotify royalties: how much will I make?
Approximately $0.0035 – $0.006 USD/stream
Your Spotify royalties are a percentage of the advertising and subscription fee revenue Spotify made in a certain month.
The percentage is based on many factors including how many streams your music received during that month, the location of the streamer and their subscription type (free or premium). There is no flat, per-stream amount that Spotify pays.
Royalties and streams will fluctuate on a month-to-month basis depending on use, but approximately $0.0035 – $0.006 USD/stream is the commonly used estimate.
While other distribution services take a cut of your royalties, releasing with LANDR lets you keep 100% of your streaming revenue.
Where does Spotify distribute?
Spotify is available in:
The United States and Canada
Asia Pacific: Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan.
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.
When will my music be live on Spotify?
Your music will be live on Spotify approximately 4-5 business days, after your release is approved by LANDR.
Visit the LANDR help section for more information on release times.
How much does Spotify charge for my music?
Spotify is a free or Premium subscription based service. Your music is available to listeners as part of the subscription fee, or free subscribers can listen to your music with occasional ads.
The ad-free Spotify Premium option is USD$9.99, USD$4.99 for students, and USD$14.99 for families.
Your royalties are a percentage of subscription revenue and ad revenue based on your total number of streams on Spotify. Note that Spotify subscription prices change based on listener location.
How does Spotify sell my music?
Spotify offers your music through on-demand streaming services. Spotify subscribers can search for specific albums, songs, or artists to stream from all devices that support Spotify. Songs can also be downloaded for offline listening.
In addition to on-demand music streaming, Spotify offers other services to their subscribers including human-curated and algorithmic playlisting, and the ability to make your own playlists. There are also thousands of extremely successful private playlists in different genres.