Can I change my artist name on Spotify?

Making changes to your artist name, track name, album art, etc. on all stores, is super easy when you distribute your music through RouteNote.

Step 1
  • Find your release under the Approved tab or search
  • Click the three white dots in the upper right corner of the release you wish to change
  • Click Update Release
Step 2
  • Find the track you want to change
  • Click View Track Details
Step 3
  • Click Edit
Step 4
  • Make the changes you need to
  • Click Save and Continue
Step 5
  • Click Save and Continue again to return to the release page
Step 6
  • Don’t forget to reflect any necessary changes in the Edit Album Details page too
Step 7
  • Once you’re done making changes, click Done at the bottom of the release page
Step 8

This will send the music to our Update team, who will take a look at the changes you’ve made, approve it and send the update to all stores.

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9 comments

    Hi Felix, if your release has already been approved and distributed then your music will remain as it was until we are able to update it. If you update your release before we’ve had time to distribute your release then it will be held whilst we moderate the release.

    I released my first music as a artist name ‘Rakesh Krushna Joshi’ but I change my artist name for this release in November as ‘Rakesh Joshi’ (not approved yet) but simultaneously I also released a second music with artist name ‘Rakesh Joshi’ (approved) in November. So, On YouTube there are already my topic channel as ‘Rakesh Krushna Joshi’ but for second music the new topic channel generated as ‘Rakesh Joshi’, because artist name for my first release is not changed yet. But I have a confusion, when you update my artist name for my first release, is it available in my previous topic channel of second release or it will create new. This is also for Spotify and other stores.

    Hi! will it generate a new topic channel once I update the release?
    Also, I was going to change my artist name but I already linked the old name with my main channel via RouteNote.
    If I change my official artist channel’s name, is it possible that the topic channel would unmerge so I could link the new one with my main channel?

    Hello, when your release is first uploaded to YouTube Music it will create a topic channel for you. If you change your artist name, your releases will go to a new artist profile or topic channel for that name. I don’t think they will be un-merged from an Official Artist Channel once linked though.

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