How to make your music available to pre-save on Spotify for free

Spotify Pre-Saves ensure that when you’re building hype for your new music release you’ve got as many listeners tuning in on the day as possible.

Like pre-orders on iTunes, when your music is available for Pre-Save on Spotify people can come and find it before it’s released. This can be really valuable – fans can save your music in advance, playlists can add it ready for the drop date, new listeners can add it to their queue so it plays as soon as it’s ready.

Pre-Saves will help to boost your first day streams ensuring that your release day makes the impact that you want your music to have. You can also make a cool card so that when people go to Pre-Save your music they’ll be presenting with your own unique image and you can introduce your new music – writing about what it means to you and what it’s about.

If you’re releasing your music for free on RouteNote you can set your music up on Spotify for Pre-Saves. Here’s how!

1. Upload Your Music

The first step is to get your music to Spotify of course. It’s free and easy to upload your music at www.routenote.com. You can choose from all of the top music services in the world to send your music to including iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, and many more.

Make sure you select Spotify if you want to Pre-Save.

2. Set Your Release Date

When you’re uploading your release you need to set a release date in the future so there’s time for people to save your music of course! Set your Release Date when you upload your music.

You’re going to want to set it to go live a while after you upload it so that there is time for it to go online and to let your Pre-Save campaign work it’s magic. You want to give time to build up hype!

We recommend to upload it at least 2 weeks before you want your release available to Pre-Save to give it time to upload, get moderated, and process in Spotify. Then you want about a month for it to be available to Pre-Save before the official release date.

Give it time – we know you want to get your music online and being listened to but patience builds excitement and anticipation.

3. Get On PUSH.FM

PUSH.FM is our promotional platform for artists that helps you create new opportunities to connect with fans and campaigns to take your music even further once it’s on the biggest music stores and services around the world.

Use Pre-Saves with PUSH.FM to give your fans direct access to your upcoming releases. With Pre-Saves they can save your music to their library so that on release day it’s there, ready and waiting to listen to.

Wish PUSH.FM artists can create cool campaigns so that fans get a bonus when they hit Pre-Save on your new release. Give them access to private tracks, competitions, early access to other songs and more!

This is just the beginning of what we offer you with PUSH.FM and there is much more to come as we expand it.

Let everyone know what your new music is about and get it out there everywhere so that on drop day your music is the hit it deserves to be!


If you have any questions or issues get in touch at support@routenote.com and our team will help get your music online just the way you want it.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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