With access to millions of songs in high quality audio through your computer, on your mobile device and beyond, Spotify makes it easier than ever for music fans to play and share music legally. All you need to do is create a Spotify account and download the streaming music player. For more details, take a look at the Spotify introduction video .
Spotify recently introduced their "Follow" option to make it easier for fans to follow their favorite artists, and for artists to bring more fans to their profiles. You can learn more about this new Spotify "Follow" feature here .
Spotify and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) have launched Spotify on Playstation Music, making it easier than ever for gamers to enjoy their favorite tracks whilst playing their favorite games. The experience is available on PS4, PS3, and Xperia devices allowing music for everyone, with on-demand playback of catalogue and playlists.
Go Live Time
It takes about 5 business days for content to go live in Spotify.
Spotify is currently available in Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
important note about spoken word content: Any content deemed to fall into the "spoken word" genre will not be made available in the United States or any U.S. territories, but it can be made available in the rest of the world. Spoken word content includes: audio books, comedy, poetry, fitness & workout, dialogue, and speech.
How Spotify Sells Your Music
Spotify sells your music via:
Paid Streams :
Spotify provides on-demand streaming access to your music through an application. Users can choose either a free, ad-funded version, or a subscription option for ad-free listening and access to Spotify on their mobile phones.
Important : The displayed play count for a specific track in Spotify is aggregated from identical versions of the same track. In other words, the play count for a track that appears on multiple releases in Spotify may be higher than the streams reported in your Trend and Sales Reports.
Paid Downloads :
Downloads are no longer available in Spotify. However, any gift cards that were previously purchased are still being honored.
Pay Rate(How Much Spotify Pays You)
*Downloads are no longer available in Spotify. However, any gift cards that were previously purchased are still being honored. .
For songs streamed, Spotify has deals with necessary rights holders in all of its launch countries. Spotify and these rights holders have agreed upon a royalty based on how frequently your music is played. Each stream earns you a share of Spotify's advertising revenue. The actual amount varies and depends on the ratio of advertising revenue and your percentage of the total number of streams on Spotify in a given month.
When a subscriber streams your music, you get paid a proportionate share of Spotify's subscription revenue per month calculated on terms set out in TuneCore's blanket agreement with the store (this usually excludes streams during a subscriber's free trial). Payments will fluctuate each month, depending on the amount of subscription revenue generated and how often your music was streamed.
Some countries have special rules, so that even before taxes, tariffs, exchange rates or treaties kick in, some money is deducted by the store to pay fees and royalties dictated by local copyright laws. So from the amount you receive for sales of your music in that country, some amount will be deducted to pay the copyright holders under the local copyright laws. Even if the copyright holder is you, some laws require certain royalties to be paid out in that country. However, no matter what, you will be paid the pay rate, after taxes, exchange rate adjustments, etc.
Also, if your content is played in Spotify Radio funds will be paid to your TuneCore account.
GOOD TO KNOW: We've built our TuneCore Publishing Administration to get songwriters (the person or entity that controls the copyright to the lyrics and melody of the song) all of their royalties from the sales and use of their songs around the world. To learn more about the additional separate royalties you earn as a Songwriter, see our Publishing Administration Help section.
NOTE: Spotify displays any releases that have 5 songs or less and are under 30 minutes in total length, in the "Singles" section of their store.
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