How to submit music to Spotify Playlists? Here are 11 curators you can submit to – For Free!

How can you submit music to several Spotify Playlists at once as an independent artist? Here are 11 awesome curators that manage more than one playlist. All musicians can submit to these curators for free.

Playlists should be a part of all independent artists’ marketing strategy. One of the best ways to get streams and income as an independent artist is getting into a Spotify Playlist. Or Deezer, Apple Music, Tidal etc…

But finding contact details and submission forms can be hard.

That’s why we created a shortcut for you.

But before we start…

Forget about pitching to Filtr, Digster and Topsify. These are owned by the majors (Sony, Warner & Universal) which means they’re very unlikely to feature independent music!

 

Spotify Editors

In the summer of 2018 Spotify opened their submissions to their editorial playlists. This is a must in your playlist strategy.

Followers:

Several Playlists with more than a million followers.

Genres:

All kinds

Music Services:

  • Spotify (of course)

When to pitch?:

A couple of days after you have distributed your song, but at least 1 week before the release.

How to submit music to Spotify Editors:

You will just need a little preparation.

  1. Claim your Spotify Artist Profile and get verified at https://artists.spotify.com/
  2. Distribute your song as usual (for example through DistroKid). Make sure to pitch at least one week before the release to appear on Release Radar with your chosen song.
  3. The song will appear as an upcoming song on your Spotify for Artists Homepage
  4. Just fill in the form according to instructions, and make sure to submit at least one week before (we recommend a lot longer than that).

 

Indiemono

One of the early independent Spotify curators. From Spain with lovely graphic design and beautiful artwork.

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 100 000 followers.

Genres:

  • Sad / Love
  • Indie / Alternative
  • Urban
  • R&B
  • Pop / EDM
  • Happy
  • Folk
  • Latino
  • Discovery

Music Services:

  • Spotify

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to Indiemono playlists:

  1. Go to Indiemono’s Music Submit
  2. Choose the appropriate genre box
  3. Follow some playlists, artists and Indiemono
  4. Fill in the form

You can also see if you have submitted correctly by going to their automatically updated submission playlists.

 

Kolibri Music

An independent curator focusing on ALL kinds of genres. Both mainstream and very niche. Their mission is to find all the hidden music nectar in the world. Just awesome!

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 10 000 followers.

Genres:

All kinds

Music Services:

  • Spotify
  • Deezer

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to Kolibri Music playlists:

  1. Go to their Playlist Submission
  2. Depending on your genre, choose the correct submission box
  3. Follow some playlists to unlock the password
  4. Fill in the detailed form. Make sure to get the most relevant moods, contexts and genres. Don’t overdo it but don’t under do it. 4-5 moods if relevant. They will rank your song on those genres and then automatically assign you to all the relevant playlists matching those criteria.
  5. You will get an email with the progress which is rarely the case with any music curator.

 

Soundplate

Soundplate is a record label and electronic music plattform.

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 10 000 followers.

Genres:

Mainly electronic music

Music Services:

  • Spotify
  • Deezer

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to Soundplate playlists:

  1. Go to soundplate.com
  2. Find some relevant playlist to your genre
  3. Click on Submit Music
  4. Analyze if your track is a good fit with their Track Analysing tool
  5. Choose whether to pitch to Spotify or Deezer playlist
  6. Follow Soundplate and a couple of playlists
  7. Fill in the form

 

Work Hard Playlist Hard

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 1 000 followers.

Genres:

  • Fashion Store Sounds
  • Fresh Picks
  • Funky / Disco
  • New Electronic
  • Fresh Urban
  • Wine Bar
  • Poolside Jams

Music Services:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Deezer
  • YouTube
  • Napster

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to WHPH playlists:

  1. Go to https://workhardplaylisthard.com/submit/
  2. Sign in with you Spotify account
  3. Follow a couple of playlists
  4. Fill in the form

If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can also pitch via this form:

https://workhardplaylisthard.com/tghjvkhgo8ysd7trtkjgjfhkfgyhvhkbj235t43

 

Daily Playlists

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 2 000 followers.

Genres:

  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop / Trap
  • Indie
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • R&B

Music Services:

  • Spotify
  • YouTube

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to Daily Playlists:

  • Go to submit a track
  • Search for your genre
  • Click Submit on the playlist you would like to submit to
  • Follow a couple of playlists
  • Follow the instructions

For The Love Of Bands

Followers:

A couple of playlists with more than 500 followers.

Genres:

More indie and band driven

  • Rock
  • Alternative
  • Americana
  • Country
  • Folk / Roots
  • Indie
  • Punk
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Ska/Reggae

Music Services:

  • Spotify

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams. Music submissions that are older than 3 months will not be accepted.

How to submit music to For the love of bands:

  1. Head over to their submission page
  2. Choose the option for Spotify playlist consideration
  3. As a bonus you can also submit your track for review (do this as well)
  4. Fill in the form

 

Tunemunk

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 5 000 followers.

Genres:

All kinds

Music Services:

  • Spotify

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to:

  1. Go to https://tunemunk.com/submit-music/
  2. Click on the playlists you would like to pitch your music to
  3. Follow the playlist
  4. Fill in the form to contact the playlist curator

 

iMusician

iMusician is a Digital Distributor & Playlist Curator.

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 10 000 followers.

Genres:

All kinds

Music Services:

  • Spotify

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to iMusician:

  1. Fill in this form

 

Top Playlists

A lovely mainstream playlist and radio site from Spain with high quality playlists.

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 10 000 followers.

Genres:

Mainly Pop and Commercial music.

Music Services:

  • Spotify

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to:

  1. Click on their ”Submit Your Music” button on their website: http://topplaylists.es/
  2. An email address will be revealed. Make sure to add a clear subject, a short pitch/bio and your Spotify link, then send the email!

 

SpinGrey

A lovely playlist curator with cool artwork designs and a distinct brand.

Followers:

Several playlists with more than 5 000 followers.

Genres:

A wide range of contexts

Music Services:

  • Spotify

When to pitch?:

On release day or when your song has gathered a couple of thousand streams.

How to submit music to:

  1. Add your tune to their drop collaborative playlist here.

 

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