3.4 SPOTIFY FOR ARTISTS PROFILE BEST PRACTICES
Now it’s time to make your profile shine!
Adding your avatar and banner picture to your profile is the bare minimum you need to get going — but if you really want to use Spotify for Artists to its fullest, you’ll need to follow a few best practices.
1. Images: A picture says a thousand words — so tell a story about yourself with several images in your gallery.
2. About: Tell fans about yourself, your past, and your vision for the future. This doesn’t mean you should tell your whole life story — only 1500 characters are allowed. Once again, your text should not violate Spotify’s guidelines with the use of hate speech, plagiarism, or discrimination.
3. Artist Playlists: Playlists are the backbone of Spotify. They’re also a great way to connect with fans. You shouldn’t just be trying to get on them, you should also be creating your own — this is all part of creating a strong playlist strategy. Check out Chapter 4.9 where we will be discussing this subject further
4. Artist’s Pick: This is the perfect place to showcase what’s going on in your world: A new release, another musical project, upcoming shows, a playlist you’ve created, a podcast you were featured in, or something from your back catalog. You can also add a background image to make it really stand out. Your Artist’s Pick lasts for 14 days — so be sure to update it frequently.
Here you can also check your stats. Some important data points to track are your monthly listeners, the playlists you’re featured on, sources of streams, and your track saves.
3.5 HOW TO GET YOUR SPOTIFY ARTIST URI
Your artist page, releases, and tracks are all affiliated to a URI. This is a special short link that allows you to link directly to the Spotify app. You can share these on social media.
How to get your artist page URI:
1. Head over to your Spotify artist page.
2. Click on the three dots next to the “Play” and “Follow” buttons.
3. Click on “Share” and then “Copy Spotify URI”.
How to get your Album URI:
1. Head over to Spotify and search for your release.
2. Click on the three dots under your release’s title.
3. Click on “Share” and “Copy Spotify URI”.