Spotify have just launched their Spotify for Artists app, bringing artists’ Spotify stats into their pockets wherever they go.
Spotify’s new mobile app will be a blessing to musicians and artists who want to know how their music is doing, wherever they are. It launched yesterday only on iOS, however Spotify assure users that an Android version will be coming “really soon”.
Spotify describe it as “a one-stop shop to track your new music as it goes live, control your presence on Spotify, and learn more about your listeners”. The app gives you a bunch of control over how you look and appear on your artist profile as well as giving you in-depth data on your music’s streaming performance.
From the app artists can select their ‘Artist’s Pick‘, a featured song which appears at the top of your artist profile. Your pick can be your own most recent/popular song or just a track that you love and want to share. You can also edit your playlists from the app as well as writing and editing your artist biography, a feature Spotify only recently added to the web version of Spotify for Artists.
Of course beyond it’s customisation features you will have access to statistics about who’s listening to your music, how they’re listening to it, where they listen, who’s following you, and more. When your music first goes up you will have limited time access to real-time stream counts as well. Spotify said: “For the first week after your new release, the Spotify for Artists app will update instantly, every time someone pushes ‘play’, so you’ll know exactly how many times your new single EP, or Album has been streamed.”
To use the app artists will need to be verified which can be done through the Spotify for Artists website.