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How to fine tune your look and how you’re seen on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Instagram. How to find out more about your listeners and your listeners trends. Which country has your biggest number of listeners? These answers can help you to target where to reach your audience, and to know which of your tunes are making the greatest impact. There are a host of ways in which you can adapt your profile and how you’re seen on various streaming platforms, and which can give you info of where your music is being played.
Spotify For Artists
Having a Spotify For Artists account is necessary if you want to know who is listening to your music, where from, what playlists people are adding your music to, as well as many other features that will be helpful with building your next marketing strategy for a release.
In order to get access to your Spotify for Artists, you need to claim your account. Your request gets manually reviewed, so it might take a few days to get access. You’ll need to verify via the artist’s social channels. If you’re releasing your music with a label or you have a manager, they can also easily claim access to your Spotify for Artists account.
Spotify for Artists lets you manage your artist profile and get to know your fans better. It also allows you to pitch your music to Spotify Playlists editors. It has a lot of useful information that you can utilise while planning your tour, next releases, or you can use the data while running sponsored ads on your social media, as it will show you demographics and more info about your listeners.
You can also share updates with fans with an Artist Pick, add a fundraising link, or feature playlists. Spotify for artists shows you the number of listeners in real time.
Artists can now participate in the future of album art by adding a Canvas to any track in their catalog through Spotify for Artists.
Find out more about the latest Spotify for Artists features:
Apple Music For Artists
Apple Music for Artists works similar to Spotify for Artists. You can access information about your listeners, and you can see how many people purchased your music via AppleMusic.
If you have a song that’s been Shazamed, Apple Music for Artists will incorporate that data throughout your artist profile. In the Overview section, you can view key metrics such as Shazam Insights and Top Shazams.
YouTube for Artists
YouTube launched Official Artist Channels, designed as a one-stop-shop to help artists engage with millions of fans around the world. Whether you’re signed or independent, you can get rewarded for your work.
Learn more about official artist channels
YouTube for artists also brings you new ways of connecting to your audience and analysing the trends in music. There are some important features including, Community, Live, Analytics and more.
Live – you can go live to give your followers a chance to get to know you better
Community – It’s all about meaningful and real connections! With Community, YouTube provides artists with a unique way to amplify their music by directly engaging with millions of fans. You can use Community posts to interact with your audience through text, live videos, images, animated GIFs, and more. You can respond to comments, read private messages, see your credited videos or view your channel’s subscriber list.
YouTube Analytics – One of the most advanced suite of analytics to help you be in the know. Learn more about how your fans around the world engage with your work. Connect with them when and where it matters.
Instagram Shop – Instagram Business now allows you to sell things via your Instagram page. In order to do that, first, you need to switch your account to a ‘business account’ if you haven’t done it yet. Make sure that the products you’re selling (T-shirts, vinyl, CDs etc) comply with Instagram’s shop policy. You must have a website domain where you sell from – a merch or music store on your official website.
Setting up a shop is currently free, and Instagram has tons of handy resources to guide you through the process.
Find out more about Instagram Shop
Social Media For Musicians – TOP TIPS