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Spotify Editorial Breakdown

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

We've collected some valuable information about Spotify Editorial lists. How you get into them & how they work.

How to get featured on editorial Playlists?

Getting on an editorial Spotify playlist isn't the easiest task - to maximise your chances of success, make sure you submit your music to Spotify via the Spotify for Artists at least +2 weeks before releaseday. Important factors to have pointed out before the pitch is your artist profile. Make sure that you have plenty of high quality images, detailed artist description & that you've connected your social media channels.

If you don't end up on an editorial playlist you might still end up on Spotify's algorithmic playlists. With the algorithmic playlists. Spotify analyzes saves, play count, followers & the amount of playlists you're in to determine inclusions in algorithmic playlists. These playlists are generated by Spotify AI & personalizes the users taste in music. Some examples of such playlists are: Discover Weekly, Daily Mix & Release Radar. Remember: The Spotify editorial team has to go through hundreds of thousands of tracks daily, so your track might get overlooked if you have no built-up hype yet!


Other ways into editoral Spotify playlists.

Another way into Spotify editorial playlists are basically to go viral, to the point where the Spotify editorial team notices your existence and rewards you with Editorial support. Reviews, social media hype, attention from press, DJ supports, features & interviews might boost your chances. A great way to build up hype is via Music Marketing Agencies. Try Cammo Network's selection of Playlist Pitching - Spotify Ads or Playlist Promotion.

How to know if your song gets picked?

Spotify will email you if your song gets picked. You can also check the ''Playlists tab'' in Spotify for Artists when your release goes live and explore detailed stats about it. Pitching doesn’t guarantee playlist placement. If your song doesn’t get picked, it may still get discovered later. Stay on our editors’ radar by building your fanbase and engaging with your audience on Spotify and beyond.