How To Get Songs on Spotify Playlists (For Free)
The quickest way to get a lot of streams, from a lot of real (human) listeners, in a short amount of time is from playlists. I will show you how to get on some (without paying for it)
I'm tired of seeing incredibly talented artists release brilliant albums
...that no one hears.
Spotify is currently the best discovery mechanism on the planet. Better than blogs. Better than live. It is commonplace now that we see artists who can't bring 50 people out to their shows get millions of streams (and hundreds of thousands of monthly listeners), seemingly overnight, because of Spotify.
There are a lot of companies out there who claim they can get you Spotify plays fast. Don't trust them! They most likely are engaging bots which will get your album banned from Spotify.
This strategy will teach you how to get on playlists (and stay on them), reaching a much larger audience than you ever have before.
And whether you know everything there is to know
about Spotify or have never seen the platform,
this can work for you.
"The poster child of DIY Music" - Forbes
Ari Herstand is the CEO and founder of the music business education and artist advocacy company, Ari’s Take. Started in 2012 as a blog, Ari's Take has become the go-to resource for independent musicians on how to run a successful music career in the NEW music business. He is also the author of the best-selling book, How To Make It in the New Music Business which is a #1 Amazon best-seller in 3 categories and has been adopted by over 300 universities and translated into multiple languages. Herstand's well-researched, relatable, no BS approach is why so many musicians continue to trust him for advice. He offers encouragement without condescension and maintains a "we're all in it together" attitude not found elsewhere in the space.
In 2018, Herstand opened the online school Ari’s Take Academy which brings in experts in the field to teach courses on running successful careers in the new music business. ATA currently has over 6,000 students enrolled.
He is also the host of the Webby Award winning podcast, the New Music Business where he interviews innovators and experts in the music industry.
An independent musician who has played over 1,000 shows around the country, he has performed on Ellen, has had his music featured in countless TV shows, commercials and films, and has charted in the top 10 on iTunes. He currently leads the immersive funk/soul concert experience Brassroots District.
Herstand has written for many of the top musician trade magazines and websites including Variety, Music Connection Magazine, American Songwriter, Digital Music News, Playback Magazine, CD Baby, Tunecore, Roland, Discmakers, ASCAP, Hypebot and others. He has been a featured speaker at SXSW, Music Biz, BBC One's Amplify, NAMM, ASCAP Music Expo, SF MusicTech, CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference, UCLA, Berklee College of Music and in music business classrooms worldwide.
Through his advocacy work, he helped draft and pass a law in California to help music professionals be able to work and operate unencumbered.
StartLesson 1: How To Submit To Official Spotify Playlist Editors (4:12)
StartLesson 2: How To Use Spotify to Find Playlists & Curators (6:33)
StartLesson 3: How To Use Chartmetric to Find Playlists & Curators (10:55)
StartLesson 4: How To Use the Course Assets (4:16)
Best $7 I've ever spent. Pitched to a used generated playlist via your method. Got added. She loved the song so much, bumped it to the #2 spot on her playlist. It's bringing in 15,000 streams PER DAY... insane! I think I'm going to sign up for you Streaming & Instagram course. Love all your methods and they have been phenomenal thus far for my growth as a brand and artist.