How to Upload Music to Spotify

Check out this step-by-step guide on how to upload your music to Spotify and get started with making your music available to millions of Spotify users.

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Hello, and welcome to our guide on how to upload music to Spotify. This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to add your own MP3s to the popular music streaming service, so you can listen to them on any of your devices. It’s a pretty simple process, but there are a few things you’ll need to do before you get started.

What you’ll need

In order to upload music to Spotify, you’ll need a Spotify Premium account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for a free trial by visiting

Once you have a Spotify Premium account, you’ll need to download and install the Spotify desktop app. The app is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Once the app is installed, launch it and log in with your Spotify credentials.

Once you’re logged in, click on the “Local Files” tab in the sidebar. Then, click on the “Add Source” button and select the folder where your music is stored.

Once your music is added to the Local Files section, it will be available to play on any device that’s logged in with your Spotify account.

Setting up your Spotify account

To start using Spotify, you’ll need to create an account. You can do this by going to and clicking ‘sign up’ in the top-right corner of the page, or by downloading the Spotify desktop app and clicking ‘create account’.

You can sign up with your Facebook account if you have one, or you can enter your email address, date of birth, and create a password. Once you’ve done this, click ‘sign up’.

Spotify will then send you an email to verify your account. Once you click the link in the email, you’ll be taken back to Spotify and can start using the app!

Uploading your music to Spotify

Spotify offers two ways to get your music onto the streaming service: Spotify for Artists and distribution through a third-party. While the former is the most direct way to get on Spotify, the latter gives you more control over how your music is distributed.

If you choose to go the Spotify for Artists route, you’ll need to create an account and verify your identity as an artist. Once your account is verified, you can upload your music directly to Spotify. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes.

If you prefer to distribute your music through a third-party, there are a number of companies that can help you get on Spotify. These companies will typically charge a small fee for their services, but they will give you more control over how your music is distributed. Pricing varies depending on the company you choose, but you can expect to pay around $10 per album.

Creating your playlists

In order to create a playlist, click on the “Your Library” tab in the Spotify desktop app. Then, click “Create Playlist.” You will be prompted to give your playlist a name and description. You can also choose to make the playlist collaborative, meaning that anyone you invite will be able to add songs. Once you’ve created your playlist, you can start adding songs by clicking on the “Add Tracks” button.

You can also add songs to playlists from artist pages, album pages, and individual track pages. Simply click on the “…” button next to any song and select “Add to Playlist.” From there, you’ll be able to select which playlist you’d like to add the track to.

Sharing your music

Spotify is a great way to share your music with the world. You can upload your own tracks and albums, or join collaborator-only playlists. Here’s how to get started:

First, make sure you have a Spotify account. If you don’t, sign up for one at

Next, open the Spotify desktop app and go to the ‘Upload’ tab on the left sidebar.

Click ‘Select files from your computer…’ and choose the music files you want to upload. Alternatively, you can drag and drop your files into the ‘Drop here to upload’ box.

Once your files have been added, you can edit their titles, genres, and other metadata by clicking the ‘Edit’ button next to each track.

When you’re finished, click ‘Done’ and your music will be saved to your Spotify account!

Promoting your music

If you’re an unsigned artist, you can upload your music to Spotify and promoting your music on the platform. Here’s how:

First, create a Spotify for Artists account. Then, once you’re logged in, go to ‘Add Your Music’ and select ‘Upload Music’. You’ll need to have your music in MP3 format and it should be less than 320kbps.

Once you’ve selected your tracks, hit ‘Submit for Review’. Spotify will then review your tracks and decide whether or not to add them to the platform.

Getting paid for your music

Spotify pays artists based on the number of streams of their music. The more people who stream your music, the more money you will earn. You can get paid even if people only stream a portion of your song.

The amount of money you earn per stream depends on a number of factors, including:
-The country where the stream originates
-The type of subscription the listener has (e.g., free or premium)
-Spotify’s advertising revenue

Tips and tricks

If you’re a musician, you can upload your own songs to Spotify and share them with the world. Here’s how to do it:

First, you’ll need to create a Spotify account if you don’t already have one. You can sign up for free on the Spotify website.

Once you have an account, you’ll need to download the Spotify music app. This is available for both desktop and mobile devices.

Once the app is installed, open it and log in with your Spotify credentials.

Now, click on the “Upload” tab in the app. This is where you’ll be able to upload your music files.

You can now either drag and drop your music files into the upload window, or browse for them on your computer.

Once your files are selected, click on the “Start Upload” button. Depending on the size of your files, this may take some time.

Once your files are uploaded, they’ll be visible in the “Your Music” section of the app. From here, you can create playlists, share your songs with friends, and more.


We hope this guide was helpful in showing you how to upload your music to Spotify. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or via our website. Thank you for using Spotify!

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