Today (September 20th, 2018) is a big day for independent artists all around the world. Spotify has just announced a new beta feature enabling independent musicians to upload their music directly to Spotify.
What does this mean exactly? It means the need for an artist to pay distribution middleman like CD Baby, DistroKid, or TuneCore (in order for their music to streamed and sold globally) may no longer be necessary.
“We believe getting new music to your fans should be simple.“ Spotify says.
Spotify says the artist will have tools which will allow them to be in full control, such as the ability to upload album art, select release date, edit metadata and more. This video explains.
— Spotify for Artists (@spotifyartists) June 4, 2018
Spotify has began inviting select artists to test out their beta version of this new option. Currently, uploading your music directly to Spotify is only available by invitation to a few hundred US-based independent artists.
Were you invited to take part in the beta version? Better check your email!
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