How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

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How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

CJMusic
Regular

I'm a composer and have a good amount of my music on Spotify.  I'm sure everyone wants to know how to get in to a successful playlist (write good stuff, maybe?), but I'm looking at what other artists have had success with in getting in to playlists that generate a substantial amount of streams or the Discover Weekly that Spotify runs?

 

I have found some amazing stuff from the Discover Weekly, and then I found some other stuff that was horrendous and was the same 4 chord progression with a crappy piano patch just run through different genres, and each had over 30k streams!

 

Thanks everyone!

 

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And, for a shameless plug, you can check out some of my music here and here:

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bw4XrzeW0DAJFbw19iKWd

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/1Nzz9rmJa9zXrpFjAXfrbi

 

https://open.spotify.com/album/0opLR2xKasdWkhTXVtkzi7

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Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

Scooplo01
Newbie

It depends on how much traction and saves and adds to user playlists the song is getting weekly. I just had one of my songs featured on it and I didn't pay anybody anything its just all inclining progression since we dropped it.

Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

Scottychams
Roadie

Could you message me to discuss how you did that?

Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

Tayl0rk
Casual Listener

Not necessarily, one of my songs got featured on it for nothing. Just had lots of action within a couple of weeks.

Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

MrShelton
Newbie

My song music hasnt been out a month yet and I'm already on 2 playlist, I was on AGT though so everyone in the world is googling my music, so maybe thats what helped me. Having a strong fan base is where to start, social media sharing, not to much, but just enough.  Since you said its shameless, i might as well plug myself too! Haha good luck!

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/1C6Xseu70729eKutxYpWLc?si=neEmUI4rRnyflJEl8ZaPyw

Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

Spotify
Spotify

Hey @CJMusic,

 

Good question. There's three main playlist types:

  • Personalized

  • Editorial

  • Listener

Discover Weekly is a Personalized playlist, meaning that it's algorithmically generated for our users.

 

The best thing to do is take a look at all of our tips on promotion over at our Spotify for Artists site for some useful info. That'll help you grow your artist profile's exposure.

 

Hope this helps. The Artist Support folks would also be happy to answer any other questions that you might have if they're not covered in those FAQs.

Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

Fenshiro
Regular

If every artists in this thread actually followed each other and their playlists, all would greatly benefit from spotify's popularity index. There is some serious talent here. Just saying people helping people. Spotify's algorithm will eventually kick in with enough saves and follows. Producers and artists keep the motivation, it will pay off.

Best Fenshiro

Re: How to get my music in Discover Weekly or other playlists

trishant_96
Casual Listener

I definitely agree! If people helped other people and maybe got the ball rolling, the seriously talented musicians & producers can get heard more!

 

 

To be the first one, here's my artist profile. Please go ahead and hit me with a follow, I'd love to follow back to whoever follows me:

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7cEWkuDoUXi1VHi819Jztn?si=NvbmnmktTGWTMy1BZKdopA

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