Spotify has over 70 million tracks. However, there are some songs that aren’t available on the platform. If a small producer uploads their music to Spotify, it won’t allow you to listen to the song on Spotify. In cases like this, it’s helpful to know How to Upload Song on Spotify.
How to upload music as an artist to Spotify
Spotify may make your music available to the public if you are a musician or artist. Producers can’t upload their music to Spotify and let millions listen. This is in contrast to YouTube and Soundcloud.
It’s not that easy.
A distribution company is required to get your music onto Spotify as an artist. Distributors like DistroKid and CD Baby are where many artists start.
How to Upload Song on Spotify (Android and iOS)
Uploading local files is the process of uploading music from your device to Spotify. This allows Spotify to display music you have downloaded “locally” on your device.
Do I need Spotify Premium to be able to upload music to Spotify?
No, you don’t need Spotify premium subscription to upload music on Spotify.
- Open the Spotify mobile application on your device.
- To open Settings, click the gear icon in the upper right corner.
- Scroll down in Settings until you see Import. Underneath, you should see Show local audio files. Switch this on.
- If you have music or audio downloaded on your device, and these can even be audio-recordings that you’ve done using a voice recorder — these will show up in a folder called Local Files in Your Library.
How to Upload Song on Spotify (desktop)
Spotify’s web-player currently does not allow you to view local files. However, it is possible in the desktop application.
- Open the Spotify desktop app and click the dropdown display name in the upper right corner.
- And then Select Settings.
- Scroll down to Location Files.
- Once you are there, be sure to turn on Show local Files.
- Finally, if your music isn’t showing up in a Local Files folder on the left, select ADD A SOURCE and, in the popout, find the folder containing your downloaded music.