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How to Get Verified on Spotify

If you're an artist or a content creator and want to get that coveted blue checkmark next to your name on Spotify, you can go through the verification process.

Being verified on Spotify offers several benefits, including a sense of credibility and improved discoverability for your music.


Here are the steps to get verified on Spotify:


1. Distribute Your Music through a Preferred Provider

To be eligible for verification, you need to distribute your music through a preferred provider. Spotify has partnerships with various distribution companies and aggregators, such as DistroKid, TuneCore, and CD Baby. When you distribute your music through one of these providers, it increases your chances of getting verified. Make sure to select a provider that has a direct partnership with Spotify.


2. Build a Solid Profile

Having a complete and engaging artist profile is essential for the verification process. Here are some key elements to focus on:

  • Profile Image: Choose a high-quality, recognizable profile picture or logo that represents your brand or persona.

  • Bio: Craft a compelling and informative biography that tells your story and highlights your achievements and unique qualities as an artist.

  • Social Media Links: Include links to your official social media accounts to connect your online presence.

  • Music Catalog: Regularly release music on Spotify to demonstrate your activity and commitment as an artist.

  • Playlists: Curate and share playlists to engage with your audience and showcase your musical taste.


3. Promote Your Music and Gain Traction

To improve your chances of verification, it's important to build a solid following and gain traction on Spotify. Here are some strategies to consider:

  • Promote on Social Media: Leverage your social media platforms to promote your music, engage with your fans, and encourage them to follow and stream your songs on Spotify.

  • Collaborate with Other Artists: Collaborations with established or up-and-coming artists can help expand your audience and increase your visibility.

  • Submit to Spotify Playlists: Research and submit your tracks to Spotify playlists, both independent and official, to increase your chances of getting discovered by a wider audience.

  • Engage with Your Audience: Respond to comments, messages, and feedback from your fans to foster a sense of community and loyalty.


4. Request Verification through Spotify for Artists

Once you've met the above requirements and built a solid presence, it's time to request verification through Spotify for Artists. Follow these steps:

  • Create or Claim Your Artist Profile: Sign up for Spotify for Artists and create or claim your artist profile if you haven't already.

  • Log in and Update Your Profile: Log in to your Spotify for Artists account and ensure that your profile is up to date with all the necessary information.

  • Access the Verification Request Form: In your Spotify for Artists dashboard, navigate to the "Profile" tab and look for the "Request Verification" button.

  • Fill Out the Form: Complete the verification request form by providing the required information, including links to your social media profiles and a brief explanation of why you should be verified.

  • Submit the Request: Double-check all the information and submit your verification request.


5. Wait for Confirmation

After submitting your verification request, you'll need to be patient as Spotify reviews your submission. It can take several weeks or even months to receive a response. Spotify receives numerous verification requests, so it's essential to continue promoting your music and building your presence while you wait for a decision.


Remember that verification on Spotify is not guaranteed, and it's important to focus on creating great music, engaging with your audience, and building a strong fan base regardless of your verification status.

 

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