As you progress through your career, Spotify is one platform that will always benefit from some good old TLC. Now, there are a lot of ways to grow your listeners on Spotify. Some good, some bad… but at the end of the day, growing those listeners organically is one of the most rewarding feats as an artist. In this post, we’re breaking down the most effective ways to do just that. Here’s how to effectively and organically grow your Spotify listeners…
How To Organically Grow Your Spotify Monthly Listeners
One of the most critical factors in growing your monthly listeners on Spotify is consistently releasing music. Spotify’s algorithm rewards artists who are consistent in their releases by promoting them more frequently on playlists and recommendations. Not to mention it keeps your existing audience engaged and looking forward for what’s next.
Optimize Your Profile
Your Spotify profile is the first point of contact between you and potential listeners. That being said, it’s absolutely essential to optimize your profile to showcase what you have to offer to the best of your ability. Ensure that you have a high-quality profile picture and header image that represents your brand. Write a compelling bio that tells your story, and make sure to include links to your social media accounts and website.
Collaborate With Other Artists
Collaborating with other artists who have a high number of monthly listeners is a great and often slept on way to reach new audiences. Find artists with a similar sound or genre to you and reach out to them for collaborations. Collaborating can expose your music to their audience, and vice versa, increasing your monthly listeners and theirs.
Interested in collaborating with someone who doesn’t live near you? No problem. There are tons of innovative online tools to help you work with your peers on your next banger without ever having to meet in person. Whether you need a vocalist, producer, guitarist or sound engineer, these platforms can connect you with creatives from all over the world.
Leverage Your Social Media Presence
Your social media is a powerful tool to help you grow your monthly listeners in no time! That’s why it’s so important to engage with your followers on all platforms. Share new releases, behind-the-scenes footage, secret shows, giveaways, anything else to keep your audience engaged. Building a strong connection with your fans on one platform gives you the opportunity to push your other socials (and Spotify profile of course) to a dedicated group that wants to help you succeed.
Get Featured On Spotify Playlists
For artists looking to get their music shared with listeners on a global scale, getting featured on Spotify playlists is a great way to get there. Whether you’re interested in landing on unofficial or official playlists, we wrote a whole post right here with best practices that can help your chances by a long shot.
To wrap it all up…
Keep in mind, growing your monthly listeners on Spotify organically takes time, effort and consistency. However, by implementing these tips, you can increase your chances of success in no time. Stick with it and watch the fans roll in. In the meantime, feed your brain with these additional resources…
- 5 Spotify Features You Should Be Taking Advantage of as an Artist
- Digital Marketing Tips for Independent Artists
- How TikTok Views Can Improve Your Spotify Streams
You got this!