Can I add a cover of a song to spotify?

Can I add a cover of a song to spotify?


So, there's a cover of a song I like by A$AP Rocky, and he's singing (Sittin On)The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding.


Can I download this from YouTube, and then put it in my Library from my Local Files? Or is that illegal?




youtube link to song:


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Hi @joeydmartin,

thanks for posting !


As the local files feature draws your files with their properties (file info) and uploads them to the Spotify app, any file that contains a cover pictures gets added as well.


By uploading your contact you're the only one who can access them (even if they're on public playlists) unless the other user has them uploaded himself.

Therefore your local files and their properties don't get uploaded to Spotify's servers, only the data (like track name, album name, record label, length, covers etc.) does.


In addition, please check out this help page on the "Local Files" feature for further info.


Hope this answers your question.

Let me know if you have any further quetions 🙂

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