How to get your Spotify artist profile verified


If you have released music digitally via Railbird or any other distributor who delivers to Spotify then you will have an artist profile presenting that music to Spotify users.
With 75 Million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers in 58 markets worldwide it’s a platform that’s hard to ignore at this point.

You may see artists with a nice ‘blue tick’ next to their artist profile image. These are verified or VIP profiles who have connected their own personal Spotify account to their artist profile, eg:


Doing this enables you to communicate directly to your followers on Spotify via playlist posting, and updates regarding your new releases.

Labels can also apply for a label account in order to post playlists under the banner of your label brand.

To start the process of getting your artist profile verified you will need to meet the following criteria:
a) greater than 250 followers
b) have music on the service, and
c) have a working username.

To apply as an artist follow this link

To apply for a label account follow the following link

Contact us to discuss your distribution requirements.




Railbird Releases w/c 4th September


AMIT – Fatty Batty / Operator [AMAR005]

Hot off the back of his ‘Four Stories’ EP AMIT returns with another bold instalment on his beloved label AMAR. Armed with a Trombone, Melodica & serious sub pressure, AMIT delivers a chunky number in ‘Fatty Batty’, this composition has be best described as both “Fatty Batty by name and nature”. For the Flip, AMIT delivers a nostalgic Dub/Jungle/Halftime number in ‘Operator’, reminding us of our past, present and future.



Current Value & Prolix – Get Down to It / Fake [TKRUK011]
Label: Trendkill Records
Currently available exclusively via Beatport:

Debut on the label from Germany’s premier noise-mongerer Current Value who’s appeared on notable labels such as Critical Music, Blackout and undertaken collabs with the likes of Noisia. Superbly produced Drum & Bass on offer here, perfect for the dancefloor.



Karma – Heal [IMRV014]
Label: Innamind Recordings

Karma returns and makes his debut on Innamind Recordings having made his name via VIVEK’s System Music imprint. A well respected Deep Dubstep producer who’s productions are always sought after. Released on both 12″ 180 gram vinyl and Digital. Mastered by Beau at Ten Eight Seven Mastering. Artwork by LAS. Support from V.I.V.E.K, J-Kenzo, LAS, Gantz, Benny Ill.


PM030 Digital

Seba, Paradox & Robert Manos – Because [PM030]
Label: Paradox Music

Red & Black clear vinyl in die-cut logo jacket. Seba, Paradox & Manos are back with a brand new vocal 12” perfect for summer 2015. ‘Because’ sees the trio return to their early collab roots with its dreamy pads and accompanying b-line. Two contrasting breakbeats switch positions with synth hooks whilst Manos’s vocals let the music breath. Inspired by the groups Sunandbass festival appearances, summer is here in the shape of PM030. The ingredients of Rhode keys, subtle chords and strings grab you on the flipside. Classic breaks, deep bass and a vocal tale courtesy of Robert Manos combine for the infectious ‘Lie to Me’. Sit back and relax in the sun with Seba, Paradox & Robert Manos.



Da Fuchaman – Burning (Remixes) [RTZD010]
Label: Run Tingz Recordings
Currently available exclusively via Juno for 1 week:

Run Tingz Digital is back with the follow up to Kursiva’s High Vibes, with a label debut for a new name in town.. Da Fuchaman! Hot off the back of Run Tingz Cru & Da Fuchaman PA’ing some forthcoming projects on Run Tingz Recordings to huge crowds at Boomtown Fair’s Hidden Woods, the label’s next Digital bundle welcomes Gold Dubs back into the fore alongside label regular J-Man. There’s two original mixes on this release from the aforementioned producers – each providing their own take on this unique Bristol based vocalist’s talents! Gold Dubs has gone with his typically more rolling sound on this lick – demonstrating why he is one of the hottest properties on the circuit right now! J-Man has employed a ‘Dread’ style baseline that harks back to that classic Jungle sound that has kept the genre so popular right through until this day.



J-One – Waiting [HOS012]
Label: Hear Other Sounds

Waiting EP marks the second release from J-One on Hear Other Sounds. The South Coast producer delivers with an uncompromising 4 track EP showcasing his talent for harmonious synth lines and intricate vocal sampling. This release contrasts 2013’s Yours by entering darker territory but still shows the versatile artist balancing between stripped back 2-step drum patterns and melodic design.



Yaporigami – Grind Analysts, Fig. 1 [SL001]
Label: Stray Landings Recordings

The musical background of Japanese sound-artist Yu Miyashita is somewhat split. His longest standing project, Yaporigami, spans back to 2006 when he first released under the name – yet the music Miyashita has begun releasing under his birthname has become increasingly significant in recent years. Indeed, debuting on Mille Plateaux as he did with the first Miyashita LP Noble Niche in 2011 is a rather impressive first footing for any new project, and not one that has restricted his further movements.



Psyek & Local Heroes – MSM EP [ARX047]
Label: Architecture Recordings
Currently available exclusively via Juno for 1 week:

A collaborative EP from two newcomers to the Drum & Bass scene Psyek & Local Heroes. Exploring minimal, atmospheric and breakbeat all within the Drum & Bass framework.



Copy & Paste – Society Says EP [COL024]
Label: Colours Audio
Currently available exclusively via Juno for 1 week:

Resident label artist Copy & Paste returns with his third EP for the Colours Audio label, ran and A&R’d by Jayce (aka DJ Ink).



BrukRode – The Wolf / Fillmore [DECA049]
Label: Deca Rhythm

BrukRode is on a roll right now with back to back Deca Rhythm releases and strong support from the likes of Kamikaze Space Programme and Paul Mac. BrukRode is an alter-ego for legendary D&B producer Skitty, a long time music producer and DJ who these days is making waves in the Techno communities.



Orphan101 & RED5 – Saturated Analogue [DECA050]
Label: Deca Rhythm

Hard-edged techno rollers from one of the masters of the underground Bristol scene, having appeared on labels such as Apple Pips, Saigon Recordings and of course his very own Deca Rhythm.