In order to be a little closer to your fans and to be able to track your statistics, you need access to your artist profiles (Artist Pages) on the streaming services. With your own providers, you can manage and personalize your account, such as choosing a personal profile picture, editing your bio and adding banners.
Here you can find out which streaming providers allow you access to your profile and what special features and advantages there are!
Another tip: Have your social media channels ready when you request and verify your artist profiles on the streaming services. It may take a few days for you to gain access to your profile and make changes.
How do I get access to my artist profiles on Spotify & Co.?
Request free access to your personal artist profile so you can personalize it! Add your bio and some cool photos for your fans. For access as an artist, no subscription is required for the streaming services:
- You can sign up for Spotify for Artists here: Request an account
- You can sign up for Apple Music for Artists here: Request an account
- You can register for Amazon Music for Artists here: Request an account
- You can register for Deezer Backstage here: Request an account
- For Musixmatch (Synchronized Lyrics for Instagram Stories) you can sign up here: Apply for Account
Your Shazam profile and associated statistics can now be viewed via iTunes/Apple Music for Artists.
For TIDAL, Napster, YouTube Music/Google Play and other specific platforms, please contact your music distributor. Many online distributors such as DistroKid personally personalize your accounts with these services.
Would you like to learn more about editing Artist Profiles and Artist Profiles? Then click here: Request and edit artist profiles - Spotify for Artist, Apple Music for Artist, Deezer Backstage, TIDAL & Co
Get access before first release
Before the first release, it is only possible on Spotify and Apple Music to access his artist profile to add pictures and a bio.
With Apple Music, you can easily apply for your profile via Apple Music for Artists after submitting it to your music distributor, but before your song is released.
In order to get access to the artist profile on Spotify before the first release, you must first upload and publish your song/EP/album with your distributor (e.g. Distrokid). Choose a release date in the future (2-4 weeks) as it can take up to a week to send to stores like Spotify.
At the online provider Distrokid you then click on "More" and then on "Streaming Service Goodies". Here you select the Spotify URI Looker-Upper - Now select your song and click on "What's the Spotify URI?". Your URI will now appear as a rule. a day later on this same page, so come back the next day.
If your distributor does not offer such a function, then write to your distributor's support and ask for them to send you your Spotify URI.
You then send the Spotify URI to Spotify Support or you enter it yourself here in the official Spotify form - Done!
The 15 best music distributors to release music
If you don't have a music distributor yet, check out our recommendations for online distributors and digital distributors:
- Distro Kid
- CD Baby
- Believe Digital
- New Media Office
- Record Union
There are many other providers, so don't let the choice of distributor stop you - you can always transfer a release later to another distributor for a small fee and take it with you
Would you like to learn more about distributing music and music videos? Then click here: Publish music – The instructions for Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL and Co.!
Edit artist profiles yourself
Once you get access to your artist profiles, you can edit them and add a photo and your biography so that real fans can also get something from you.
You can edit the profile picture on Apple Music on Apple Music Connect. Spotify for Artists even lets you add a banner, your bio, and an artist pick!
You can find detailed instructions with pictures here: Update Spotify for Artists, Apple Music Connect & Co - Edit Artist Profiles
Release promotion - promote songs properly
To promote your songs effectively, there are many activities that you can invest some time in instead of money. Promote your new release on social media, share story, write comments and challenge your fans to follow the song on Spotify to Pre-Saven and your artist profile! You can already achieve thousands of organic streams with this action alone!
You should not exaggerate when it comes to paid advertising - start with small amounts and determine your personal target group, because Instagram/Facebook Ads, YouTube/Google Ads and services such as professional radio sampling can go quite into the budget..