Top Tips for Getting Music Featured on Spotify and Radio

Top Tips for Getting Music Featured on Spotify and Radio

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Once you have a fantastic recording in Los Angeles, the next step is getting the world to hear your music. 


Getting your music featured on Spotify and radio is the best way to promote music, because listeners mostly interact with new music through radio and streaming apps. 


Read on to find out our top tips for getting music featured on Spotify and radio. 


Should I get my music featured on Spotify or radio?


You might wonder which outlet is best. Isn’t radio a thing of the past? Answer is, the best outlet depends on what you want to achieve by getting your music featured. Spotify is arguably more accessible, and has a wider reach. 


It takes much longer to get radio airplay, but radio listeners are more likely to become long-term fans. Radio offers more interaction between musicians and listeners, with artist bios often being read out.


Find the right way to get your music featured on radio


The best tip for getting your music featured on radio is do your research. Many stations will provide opportunities to submit music to them, but you need to do this in the right way. First, you need to be clear that they play the kind of music you create. 


Secondly, you need to find their preferred method of contact. Larger radio stations will need to be contacted through a specific person. Who is in charge of new releases? You need to contact this person, and not the generic company contact email. 




Share your best recording

Whether you want to get your music featured on Spotify or radio, your recording needs to be of the absolute best quality.


For radio airplay, your song needs a professional recording in Los Angeles, along with mixing and mastering. 


Union Downtown Recording Studio features state-of-the-art music production equipment and highly experienced sound engineers to help you create an amazing recording in Los Angeles, ready to send to radio stations and streaming playlists. Contact Union Downtown Recording Studio to book a session today!


Getting music featured on Spotify playlists


Getting music featured on Spotify is a process of making your way up the ladder. 


Once you have your recording in Los Angeles, focus on getting your music featured on Spotify in smaller, curated playlists that fit your niche. Reach out to Spotify playlist curators and let them know why your music would be a good fit for their playlist. 


Be humble and take an interest in the playlist - don’t expect them to want to immediately check out your YouTube channel. 


Make your own Spotify playlist. Spotify playlist algorithms look at which songs get played in similar playlists. Add your songs in with similar tracks, and there’s a good chance others will hear them, too. The algorithms also take note of the amount of listens a track gets, so keep sharing your Spotify playlists to social media.


All of this relies on the strength of your recording. A professional recording in Los Angeles, along with mixing and mastering, is a must for getting music featured on Spotify and radio. Get in touch today and book a session for recording in Los Angeles with an experienced sound engineer to create radio-ready tracks!