The company announced a new beta feature that enables independent artists to upload their music to Spotify — directly from Spotify for Artists, and it’s free.
Since Spotify for Artists launched, one of the top requested features has been the ability to upload music directly onto Spotify. The purpose of the project is to enable the artists to share their work with the world should be easier. In the past few months, the company has been testing an upload tool within Spotify for Artists, because reaching with the fans should be simple. Since last week, they’re inviting more artists to participate in the beta.
According to the company, they’ve worked with a handful of independent artists—like Noname, Michael Brun, VIAA, and Hot Shade—to make sure to keep the needs in mind. Their feedback was instrumental in shaping the feature, and now they’re ready to see how a wider range of artists will put it to use.
The operation is simple: Artists will be able to deliver music straight to Spotify and plan for the perfect release day. Users will see a preview of exactly how things will appear to listeners before hitting submit. And even after the music goes live, they’ll be in full control of your metadata with simple and quick edits. Just like releasing through any other partner, the artists will get paid when fans stream their music on the platform. The recording royalties will hit the bank account automatically each month, and the artist will see a clear report of how much their streams are earning right next to the other insights they already get from Spotify for Artists. Uploading is free to all artists, and they don’t charge any fees or commissions no matter how frequently they release music. The artists should only register via an email form.
Kene Anoliefo, Senior Product Lead for Spotify’s creator marketplace has commented for the Verge,
Artists who upload songs receive 50 percent of Spotify’s net revenues and Spotify also accounts to publishers and collection societies for additional royalties related to the musical composition.
Over the next few months, Spotify will ask more people to participate.The artist shouldn’t need to wait for an invitation to release their music! For more, you can learn more by checking out the Spotify for Artists guide.