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Can you have a profile on Spotify if you're just a songwriter?
Old 14th March 2018
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Can you have a profile on Spotify if you're just a songwriter?

Could you pls advise?

I'm a songwriter with a considerable number of songs recorded by other artists. I'm not a performer and just write songs.

In this situation, can I still have an artist's profile on Spotify? I understand if you perform the songs yourself, it is fairly straightforward to apply for a verified artist profile there. But what if you're just a songwriter whose songs are recorded by others?

My sincere thanks,
Old 14th March 2018
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Originally Posted by troiontroi View Post
Could you pls advise?

I'm a songwriter with a considerable number of songs recorded by other artists. I'm not a performer and just write songs.

In this situation, can I still have an artist's profile on Spotify? I understand if you perform the songs yourself, it is fairly straightforward to apply for a verified artist profile there. But what if you're just a songwriter whose songs are recorded by others?

My sincere thanks,
Yes, you can. Last year, Spotify opened itself up to anyone, basically. So you can create an account there as an "artist". The problem is, you won't get your songs onto Spotify unless you pay someone like CD Baby, Tunecore, or one of the other intermediaries. They're the ones who get the songs onto Spotify, and they charge varying amounts for doing that.

If the music you've written is already on Spotify (through the artists who have recorded it), you can create playlists and other things to "promote" the songs, and hopefully get them more plays. But otherwise, it may not pay for you to put the songs onto Spotify yourself.

Steve
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