Yes, I'm available on Spotify now which has surprised some of my friends. You can do it too, by simply clicking here! I'll explain more in this post. Somehow it is easy to feel that it's a big step from playing in small venues, but anyone with original content can easily publish their music on Spotify.
"It's not a Fairytale" is one of my songs that I've uploaded to Spotify, and you can also listen to the music video on YouTube.
How do you get music on Spotify?
For me, it was a matter of thinking big, of having the courage and visionary mindset, in order to get there.
I had a recording of a song that I was satisfied with and had already published some music online at ubetoo.com. More out of curiosity, I went to Spotify's website and looked up what it would take to get my music there. After looking around some, I found in small grey print at the bottom of the site a link named "Labels and Artists" where I continued to click on "Are you an unsigned artist that want your music on Spotify?", which lead me to the next link, "artist aggregators we work with".
The site, RouteNote.com, also has an online store and gets my music on iTunes, Amazon and a couple of other places in addition to Spotify.
Even though I had come this far, I wasn't preparing to celebrate just yet. It's easy to find opportunities that seem really good, but there is always the possibility of further complications on the way. I started my account and started to upload a song, only to discover that it needed to be in a certain format (mp3, 44.1 kHz, minimum 192 kbps). My music wasn't in this exact format, and so I found a free software online that allowed me to convert my files into the required format, LameXP.
After uploading, it took some time until the music went live on Spotify, but after a month or so I was there. The path wasn't exactly simple, but it wasn't hard either. Success depends a lot on how great I was willing to think. Just that innocent curiosity, asking "What if I could have my music on Spotify?" and not having any expectations, was all it took. Sometimes when we grow up we learn about the restrictions of the world and we lose that inherent innocent knowing that anything we desire is possible to achieve.
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