Why Spotify playlists matter
Paying for placements
How to find contact details for playlist owners
How to find playlists you can submit to for free
10 ways to avoid fake playlists
The best way to contact curators
How to write the perfect pitch
Our free playlist pitching template
Playlist promotion vs. Facebook ads
10 ways to spot legitimate playlists
Understanding playlist acceptance rates
The more followers a playlist has, the less likely it is to have grown organically, and the more likely it is that the curator will ask you to pay for a placement.
Using our AI playlist finder at OKTIV.IO, you can filter playlists by number of followers to find high-quality curators in your niche.
Musicians usually have their own playlists on Spotify and are happy to trade places in your playlists for playlists in theirs. This is also a great way to grow your network and these conversations often lead to other forms of collaboration.
On OKTIV.IO, users can blacklist curators selling guaranteed placements or fake streams. We flag playlists owned by these curators to other users so they can safely avoid dodgy services and save time wasted pitching for them.
On OKTIV.IO, you can search and filter by the different types of contact details we have for curators. Some of the best free submissions can be found by looking at the 'Other Links' column on the Search or My Mix page. Many curators use Toneden forms for submissions. There's usually no fee for these, you just have to follow their playlist on Spotify before you can submit.
It's safe to say the music community is pretty divided on SubmitHub. Plenty of artists lament the harsh and irrelevant feedback, and low acceptance rates. But if you have the time, there's nothing to lose by using your free credits.
It can be challenging to find the high-quality curators who are genuinely influential in your genre or scene. But when you find them, make sure you keep track of them and pitch to them every time you release a new song. The easiest way to do this is by adding these curators to your favourites on OKTIV.IO.