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: http://www.spotifyartists.com/verification/
To apply for a label account follow the following link: http://bit.ly/1NJv1l9
Contact us to discuss your distribution requirements.