When to Pitch a Song on Spotify: Ultimate Guide

Learn how often you can pitch a song to Spotify and master the art of playlist success.
When to Pitch a Song on Spotify: Ultimate Guide
Vasja Veber

Navigating the vast digital realm of Spotify can be challenging for emerging artists. With the rise of streaming platforms, making your song stand out amidst millions of tracks has become a daunting task. To help you better understand this process, we delve into the nuances of pitching your music to playlists on Spotify and the unique opportunities offered by Viberate.

 

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The Spotify Pitching Process

How often can you pitch a song to Spotify? It's a question that frequently arises. Spotify has certain regulations in place when it comes to submitting your music to their playlist editors.

  • Ensure you submit your music well in advance. This provides Spotify's editors ample time to engage with your song. Think of it as giving them a front-row seat to your latest creation.
  • Remember, compilations are not accepted for pitching.
  • If you're just a featured artist on a track, you can't pitch it.
  • The process only allows for one song to be pitched at a time. However, once your pitched song goes live on Spotify, you're free to pitch another.
  • Interestingly, while you might be confident in the song you've pitched, Spotify's editors might find another track from your release more fitting for their playlist.

Wondering when to pitch a song on Spotify? Ideally, you should submit your pitch at least seven days before the release day. Even if your song isn’t selected for the desired playlist, by pitching it in advance, it ensures your song appears on your followers’ Release Radar playlists. For those artists eligible for a "This Is" playlist, pinning your song to it can be beneficial.

And if you're in suspense about the fate of your song, don't fret. Spotify will notify you if your song is selected. Alternatively, once your song is live, head over to the Playlists tab in Spotify for Artists to access detailed statistics.

Pitching doesn't guarantee a place on a playlist. But even if your song isn't selected immediately, it might catch an editor's attention later. The key is perseverance. Continue engaging with your audience both on and off Spotify. Build your fanbase, and always keep the playlist editors on your radar.

Viberate: Elevate Your Pitching Game

While Spotify offers artists a direct way to pitch, Viberate introduces a more expansive platform.

Viberate’s service titled "Promote Your Song with Spotify Playlist Pitching" can be a game-changer for artists. Whether you're an emerging talent or a seasoned artist, their service can significantly boost your song's reach.

Here's a closer look at what Viberate brings to the table:

  • A Gigantic Playlist Repository: With a whopping 12M+ Spotify playlists, Viberate provides a comprehensive platform for artists to discover potential fits for their music.
  • Tailored Playlist Recommendations: Artists can zero in on playlists that resonate with their genre, mood, and even their career stage. This ensures your music finds the right audience.
  • Direct Contact with Playlist Curators: With Viberate, reaching out to playlist curators is straightforward. Depending on the curator, artists can contact them directly through the platform using an easy-to-fill form or via external links.
  • Robust Monitoring: Artists can track the performance of their songs. Viberate integrates with Spotify for Artists stats, offering insights into playlist placements, generated listeners, and streams.

  

Viberate for Artists: Unite every tool an independent artist needs to maximize their career in one hub – including a free website, music distribution, advancing, playlist & festival pitching, and analytics.

Conclusion

In the age of streaming, getting your song on the right playlists can be pivotal in reaching a broader audience. Whether you’re pitching directly to Spotify or utilizing the extensive services offered by Viberate, understanding the process and making informed decisions can substantially influence your song's success.

Remember, while these tools and platforms provide opportunities, the core of your success lies in the music. Keep creating, keep engaging, and most importantly, keep pitching. The world is waiting to hear your sound.

Vasja Veber

Vasja Veber

Founder & CBDO at Viberate
A music manager and a tech geek. Vasja is combining his two passions at Viberate, where his main mission as a co-founder is to tell music services that they need us desperately.