How to get verified as an Artist on Spotify music streaming service

Verifying your artist page on Spotify let’s users know they’re listening to the real deal and gives you unique control over the look of your profile.

Having a verified artist profile on Spotify doesn’t mean you just get a nice blue tick next to your name. Getting yourself verified on Spotify means that you can:

  • Merge your user account with your artist page
  • Share your playlists, listening and sharing with your fans
  • Update directly from your discography
  • Brand your playlists with images and descriptions
  • Edit and change your artist images
  • Followers get notified when you release new music, create playlists, announce nearby gigs

To get your verification on Spotify and access to your artist profile there are a few things you will need to do first. Firstly you will need a user profile on Spotify, this can be your own personal listening account or just a new profile you’ve created. This profile will be merged with the artist profile when you’re verified. You will also have to make sure that you have:

  • Over 250 followers on your profile
  • Music available to stream on Spotify
  • A username that is unique to your artist

Once you’ve made sure that you have all of the requirements you can fill out the Spotify Verification Form from here:

What are you waiting for, start working to get yourself verified on Spotify today!

It can take up to 4 weeks after sending the Verification Form for Spotify to process your form. Spotify will either verify you and you’re good to go or let you know what needs to be done so that you can become verified if they couldn’t accept your application.

Find your perfect music match with Tinder and Spotify’s new partnership

Music brings people together, it creates common ground between people and resembles a part of their originality. With a new Spotify partnership, dating app Tinder will help you align your music taste with matches.

Spotify swiped right and got a match, with Tinder the ridiculously popular dating app that gets you exploring the world to catch ’em all! Oh wait, no that’s another app. Tinder is the app you’ll know from all the talk of swiping this way or that way and is probably largely responsible for the popularity of “Netflix and chill”.

Spotify’s integration into Tinder will give users an extended insight into the people they’re talking to or deciding on by showing a sneak peek of their favourite music. Spotify are bringing music to Tinder for an aural element that creates another dimension to the person you’re looking at rather than just another bio saying “I want to travel” and the same old party photos that leave you guessing who you’re really supposed to be looking at.

If you choose to integrate Spotify you can now have your own personal ‘Anthem’ for your profile and have your top listened to artist on display. When swiping you’ll be able to see who else loves the same music that you do and play previews of what the other person is into, even if you don’t have a Spotify account.

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The Spotify integration is neat but mostly kind of expected, Spotify were part of a similar partnership earlier this year with Bumble, another dating app created by an ex co-founder of Tinder. What sets apart Spotify’s integration into Tinder is your Anthem, described by Spotify:

It’s that one single track that tells your story. That one song you can’t get out of your head. Where the lyrics of your life meet the rhythm of your soul. It may change as you change, but at any given time, you have an anthem – and the world is waiting to hear it. Spotify is giving all Tinder users, with or without a Spotify account, the unique ability to add an Anthem to their profile.

Getting started with Spotify on Tinder is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Search Spotify to find your Anthem if you haven’t connected your Spotify account to Tinder
  2. Visit your Profile Settings in Tinder to connect your Spotify account (or download Spotify from the App Store or Google Play to create a new account for free)
  3. Select which of your favourite Spotify artists you’d like to display on your Tinder profile
  4. Start swiping to see who shares your taste in music

Spotify is available on Tinder starting today in all of the 59 markets where Spotify is available.

Spotify getting ready to launch in Japan this month

Spotify, the world’s most successful music streaming service, is getting ready to bring it’s unlimited music platform to Japan by the end of the month.

It’s been 3 months since we last reported that Spotify were getting ready for a launch in Japan, but this time it’s official and it’s coming in just a few weeks. Based on sales Japan is the second largest market for music in the world, making it a massively appealing country for Spotify and any other music services.

Spotify have had an office in Tokyo for almost 2 years whilst it has been expanding it’s reach in Asia but curiously are only now ready to launch their service officially in Japan. Japan was rumoured to be getting Spotify alongside Indonesia, however when it launched in Indonesia in March they decided to focus on the one market.

There isn’t a launch date for Spotify in Japan yet however it has been confirmed that it will arrive before the end of September. Spotify Premium will reportedly cost about 1,000 yen, which is pretty much worth it’s usual pricing of $10.

Spotify’s record growth adds 10 million paid subscribers in 6 months

Spotify are growing faster than ever before, adding 10 million paid subscribers since they reached 30 million subscribers earlier this year in March.

Just a few weeks ago Spotify’s new global head of creator services Troy Carter revealed an astonishing 39 million subscribers, and now CEO and founder Daniel Ek has revealed they’ve reached a monumental 40 million subscribers. This is on top of an even higher number of users that use Spotify free, which was reported at around 70 million when Spotify recorded 30 million paying subscribers.

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Ek revealed the numbers on his Twitter page with a little joke, but 40 million paying subscribers ain’t no joke. For perspective, Spotify’s main rival is Apple Music’s most recent numbers show 17 million subscribers. That’s less than half of Spotify’s subscribers, not even counting their free users. Although Apple Music is only just over a year old and saw spectacular growth in it’s first year, when Spotify reported 30 million subscribers Apple were reporting 15 million meaning Spotify is back in the lead for growth.

Spotify are the most subscribed streaming service in the world on their paid tier and show no signs of losing that spot any time soon. Whilst there are services like Pandora with more overall users thanks to their popular free tier, their number of paying users pales in comparison to Spotify’s with roughly 4 million on Pandora paying for the service.

How many months will it be now until Spotify are reporting 50 million users? It’s a massive milestone but if their rates of growth continue it could be even sooner than the last 6 months it took them to gain 10 million Spotify Premium subscribers.

SoundCloud Go has launched in Australia & New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are the latest countries to get SoundCloud’s new subscription service, SoundCloud Go after launching in the US, France, UK and Ireland.

Australia and New Zealand are the first markets in the Southern Hemisphere to get SoundCloud Go, SoundCloud’s debut subscription service offering offline tracks, an expanded library of over 135 million tracks, and ad-free listening. SoundCloud Go launched earlier this year in March after SoundCloud signed deals with all 3 of the major record labels.

SoundCloud Go is available in Australia and New Zealand on web, iOS App Store and Google Play, and priced at AU$11.99 / NZ$12.99 per month, with a free 30-day trial. iOS users can avoid the App Store surcharge for signing up to the service via the SoundCloud app ($14.99 (AU) / $17.99 (NZ) per month) by visiting instead.

In addition, the free service listeners love today will remain and will now be supported by a range of advertising options as part of SoundCloud’s commitment to creators to have the opportunity to be paid for the work they share.

Over the last few months, SoundCloud launched several new features to give listeners even more ways to discover its massive catalogue of diverse content – from hip-hop, rock, pop, jazz, ambient, witch-hop and electronic, to new genres and sounds emerging on SoundCloud everyday.

New features include:

Albums allowing creators to share and organise their work, and listeners even more ways to discover, share and interact with their favourite music.
Stations, a long radio-like mix of music based upon any track or artist.
Suggested Tracks, to discover new favourites within a familiar groove or genre.

For more information regarding SoundCloud Go, please visit