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4 Targeted Spotify Playlist Ideas Your Fans Will Love

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Getting on spotify playlists is one of the best ways for bands to promote their music. It can also be a bit of an uphill battle to simply get a Spotify curator to add you to a playlist. You need to demonstrate you have a following on Spotify and social media and that there's interest in your music and a general buzz around you to attract these influencers.

Want to Catch the Eye of Spotify Curators? Build Your Own Playlist

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You want to get on a great spotify playlist, right? The only problem is that you only have a couple dozen followers on Spotify, your songs have the infamous “<1000” stream tracker next to them, and you don’t have Spotify-curator contacts who will give you the time of day.

Starting to feel defeated? The good news is that Spotify offers a lot of music promotion options that are all within your grasp to increase your followers and start gaining the attention of Spotify curators.

How to Increase Your Spotify Followers - And Your Listeners

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Spotify is one of the best ways to get your music heard, but first, you need people who will listen. Sure, you can try to get on Spotify playlists and hope the followers will, ahem, follow. But that’s a bit like putting the cart before the horse, especially when you’re talking official Spotify playlists.

One way you can increase your listeners (and maybe earn a coveted playlist spot) is by attracting more Spotify followers. Below are five ways to do just that.

Is This the End of Freemium for Spotify?

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This article originally appeared on musicindustryblog.wordpress.com.

 

"Leaked" Spotify numbers emerged recently indicating that the streaming service has just hit 37 million subscribers, which puts more clear water between it and second-placed Apple Music, despite the latter’s recent growth. It also means that Spotify is now nearly 10 times bigger than Tidal and probably Deezer (which hasn’t reported numbers since its France Telecom bundle partnership ended). It's beginning to look suspiciously like a two-horse race.

But there's a more important story here: Spotify’s accelerated growth in Q2 2016 was driven by widespread use of its $0.99-for-three-months promotional offer. Which itself comes on the back of similar offers having supercharged Spotify’s subscriber growth for the last 18 months or so. In short, $9.99 needs to stop being $9.99 in order to appeal to consumers. Which is another way of saying that $9.99 just isn’t a mainstream price point.

Spotify's 'Found Them First': Find Out if You Really Were Among the First to Discover a New Artist

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind.

 

Spotify recently launched a new dedicated site to enable music lovers to see which artists they had listened to before everyone else.

The site, which Spotify is calling "Found Them First," is a standalone site that users can connect to their Spotify account in order to uncover what music they discovered “first.” (Go tastemakers!)