How to get playlist followers on Spotify

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How to get playlist followers on Spotify

meahtenoha
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Many Spotify users have come to the Community asking how to get more Spotify followers--both on your profile and your playlists. 

 

We've gone to some of our top users in the Community and asked them how they became successful curators. Below is a summary of their top tips. 

 

1. Be Original

 

When you have a new idea for a playlist, have a quick search on Spotify to see if it has already been covered. A great way to find good topics is to be reactive--everything in the news can be an inspiration for a playlist. 

 

"Target a 'niche' rather than 'mainstrea'" topic," said Gerard (aka @Soundofus). "It will make you different from the masses."

 

Once you've found a unique theme, collect a list of around 100 to 200 songs with a max of two songs by the same artist. Keep in mind it takes some time to craft a strong playlist around a good theme. Carlos (aka @Sanik007) said his mood playlists tend to gain the most followers.

 

"[Mood playlists] are an incredible chance to do something different than the others, so another chance to be original. In my case, I have a lot of mood playlists. One of the reasons why they have a great number of followers is the fact that I mix genres, styles, music decades. I completely agree with curating short playlists with no more than one song by an artist. Great curators always meet this standard."

 

 

2. Have A Strong Title

 

The playlist title has to match the theme or mood of your playlist. Titles to avoid are generic ones such as "The Best Playlist ever...", "The Greatest X", "The Best Party..."

 

These titles say nothing about the music the listener will find when they hit play. It's better to be more specific such as "Indie Folk Sunday Morning", "Rock Inspired By Metallica", "Throwback 90s Party".

 

"I love titles" Spotify playlist curator Sophia told the team "A great title will can bring people to your playlist. And if the music is good they'll stay!"

 

 

3. Update Your Playlists. 

 

Update your playlists frequently to keep the music fresh. It's a good idea to include your new additions at the top of the playlist as well. Most curators we spoke to agreed that songs should be added a few at a time--not renewing all songs at once. Of course this depends on the theme. If it's the 'Best Indie tracks of the last 30 days" then renewing them all once a month makes perfect sense.

  

 

4. Promote Your Playlists

 

A great place to promote your curated playlist is the Spotify Community Playlist Exchange. It's best if you include a description for your playlists so users know what theme/ mood inspired you. 

 

You can also create your own website or blog dedicated to promoting your playlists. Of course you can also promote it across social media channels such as Tumblr, Twitter, or Facebook. And remember, it takes work and time to create a fan base. Don't be discouraged if it's a slow start. 

 

"Twitter is another good option to promote your playlist," said Carlos. If you include undiscovered bands/artists in your playlists, Twitter could be a great platform to connect with them. They usually appreciate your consideration and maybe they will RT you, so your playlist will arrive also to their followers."

 

Jonathan (aka @Gidyin) also encourages promoting unknown artists. "I have devised promoting artists with monthly listeners in the region of 0-2000. I have always been a bit of a music hunter and love finding an artist on here that is not very well known. If I find an artist in this bracket I now add them to one of my more popular playlists and move the track near the start. This has two benefits, it raises the awareness of the emerging artist which they love and gives you an opportunity to feature on their discovered on page. Extra exposure is always good.

 

5. Follow Other Great Playlists

To gain followers you should also be a follower yourself. Seek out new bands, get to know playlists that have lots of followers, and study what it takes to be a curator.

 

"Constantly follow playlists like yours," said Spotify playlist curator Sean. "Find what's trending."

 

Have fun. Enjoy the music. Be original. 

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DMelsted
Casual Listener

https://open.spotify.com/user/11162271374/playlist/6XIdt927Y6jAlhOkFX9wMY

 

Very relaxing playlist i hope you all like it , everything from mild electronic to smooth guitar play , i recommend just hitting shuffle and lay back and relax.

gaberman
Casual Listener

Hello ! Its a very nice advise to how to have more followers on spotify.

If you guys are doing some playlists for new musics please add some of my musics to help to have more fans. Heres my Artist link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2iMoNdwonS7LfzvcvGUF8O

thebigdog
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shnickinspotify
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julian4321
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gareth8
Roadie

Ok, so back on topic :p...

 

Have a look on twitter and you'll see people post about collaborative playlists they've made (just search for collaborative spotify / playlist or whatever). You can add a track to these, and if the creator likes them they might check out your playlists and follow you.

 

Now, play nice. If their playlist has a certain theme then be respectful of that, and certainly don't go dumping multiple albums on there. Just a track or three is enough.

 


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LegPuppy
Roadie

Ive just made a collabrative playlist on Spotify

 

Black Friday

 

so only songs with Black in the title please

https://open.spotify.com/user/bongoboots/playlist/7rWI1IY1Oz5AuRanc3axHR

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maharris12
Casual Listener

gonna leave this pretty cool playlist to all you cool people 🙂 

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/mike.harris98/playlist/2aV9yrmXLR4lucMC2b26iZ

Lamaj1
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Great tips add lamaj underated to your playlist.

user-removed
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Future Bass & Trap Playlist!

spotify:user:11102099392:playlist:1x9xxAhI167LTCXSJYlPoK

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stephtecli
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spotify:user:1236271952:playlist:4DyHUiHpitpzyBUiLxHF1X 

bellaallmey
Music Fan

check out some of my playlists i have created many original playlist for all different moods! follow mine and ill check out some of yours!

this is my newest and my personal favorite playist check it out!

https://open.spotify.com/user/bella.allmey/playlist/6gmvkE6jijjQfJ3GvEH6Kx

LegPuppy
Roadie

@bellaallmey just followed. ill check it out. Please return the fav

 

thanks and enjoy

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LegPuppy
Roadie

here's a very nice chilled out atmpsheric playlist

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/bongoboots/playlist/0lKEjBr07D7uxN36hG6mG3

 

follow for a follow

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pablo_hdzr
Casual Listener

To everyone for have some fun this night, there are a pair of songs made for you.

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/pablo_hdzr/playlist/0vsP3CWPaROTinj8OPh30S

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cshasturk
Newbie

https://open.spotify.com/user/cshasturk/playlist/0ZI7tL1X6NiqVX75MTgeHZ

 

Here a list for you people, please give it a try

user-removed
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spotify:user:11102099392:playlist:5tF83su6Ijp5dh4Clw60Jh

 

All kinds of song, rap, dubstep, experimental. Enjoy!

evilfriends2442
Music Fan
Hey guys, got some cool unique playlist on my account...follow me and check out my profile and my different playlists you might find some stuff you might like.
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gareth8
Roadie

A good tip to get playlist followers is to post them on reddit's Spotify page. I've got most of mine by posting them on there.

 

By contrast, I never get any posting them on Playlist Exchange.


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