- Amit Sher
How To Get On Spotify Playlists
If you’re here, you’ve probably learned by now that getting on playlists is the way to get your streams growing,
get more exposure for your music, add followers, likes and saves.
But what’s the right way to get on playlists, what kind of playlists are out there, what are the differences between them,
and what kind of playlists can you get your song on?
So… let’s jump right in,
There are 3 kinds of Spotify playlists
- Editorial Playlists
- Algorithmic Playlists
- User created playlists.
Editorial playlists are the type of playlists that are created by Spotify curators from around the world.
They have the biggest number of followers and they appear as the first choice when searching for a playlist,
because Spotify placed them there.
Here are some examples of Editorial playlists:
Today’s Top Hits - 30.3 Million followers
Are & Be - 5.8 Million followers
Coffee Table Jazz - 2.3 Million followers
Funky Heavy Bluesy - 800K followers
Hot Country - 6.7 Million followers
These playlists can make a massive difference for an artist who manages to get his song placed on one of these playlists,
it can dramatically change his/her career. So how do you get on one of these playlists?
We will get to that later on.
Every time you like a song, listen to a song on repeat, follow an artist or save a song, the Spotify algorithm remembers it.
Spotify then gathers the captured data and proceeds by setting up a tailor made playlist just for you,
specific to your music taste. These playlists are a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure for their songs and
connect with genuine followers.
There are 3 kinds of algorithmic playlists -
Daily Mix, Release Radar and Discover Weekly
Daily Mix are updated daily and can host different kinds of music genres,
The more you listen to Daily mix’s, the more they are updated frequently.
Release radar is a weekly updated playlist with 2 hours of music.
The songs in these playlists are new releases from artists you are following.
Discover Weekly presents artists that are a match with your music taste and other people like you with the
same music preferences. It updates every Monday and is a great opportunity for you, as an artist, to get exposed.
Lastly, User created Playlists.