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Learn how to find the Best Spotify Playlists, and How to Submit Your Music to Them

You've just wrapped up uploading your song on Spotify feeling thrilled, about sharing your music with an audience.

Navigating through the array of Spotify playlists and submission services can feel a bit daunting, at times. How do you recognize if a playlist is organic or based on bot followers? If you've received an offer to have your music featured on a known playlist with a nice number of follower, how can you determine if the playlist is authentic or if its followers are generated by bots?

This piece aims to address these inquiries and introduce the straightforward method to ascertain whether a Spotify created playlist is genuine, without relying on external tools or making any payments. Let's begin. This article was written to answer all of these questions and present to you the best and easiest way to figure out whether a Spotify-curated playlist is organic, without using or paying for a third-party tool.

Best Spotify Playlists
How to submit your music to the best Spotify playlists

The Best Way to Identify the Best Spotify Playlists

First things first, Before learning how to analyze each playlist, you'll need to know which playlists on Spotify need analyzing, and what kind of playlists you can submit your music to.

There are three types of Spotify playlists: Editorial playlists, algorithmic playlists, and user-generated playlists

Editorial Playlists

Editorial playlists are the most popular playlists available on Spotify; they are managed by Spotify and host the best artists on the planet and their best epic songs. Here are some examples of some of the best playlists on Spotify: Today's Top Hits: 34 million followers, a super popular playlist on Spotify.

Today's Top Hits
Today's Top Hits

Top 50 Global: 17.1 million followers

Top 50 Global
Top 50 Global

Rap Caviar: 15.2 million followers

Rap Caviar
Rap Caviar

Vivo Latino: 13.5 million followers

Rock Classics: 11.9 million followers

Beast Mode: 10million followers I Love My 90’s Hip-Hop: 7.6M followers These popular playlists on Spotify have millions of followers, and Spotify is offering artists with new music the opportunity to submit their music to these editorial playlists, but we haven't heard of an artist who was accepted by them throughout their submission process. The best way to get your song on these playlists is by generating many streams in a short period of time using user-generated playlists and algorithmic playlists. Played tracks on these editorial playlists generate a lot of streams per day, and they could turn an anonymous tracks into a very popular, these playlists are the best way for music discovery. Examples of the most played tracks on these playlists: Snooze by Sza, Cruel Summer by Tailor Swift, Agora Hills by Doja Cat, Dance The Night by Dua Lipa.

If a service is offering you to submit your music to editorial or algorthmic playlist, be sure to know that the service is not legit and you should stay away from it. Read on how to get on Spotify editorial playlists

Algorithmic playlists

An algorithmic playlist is a playlist thats automatically created by Spotify's algorithm. It's made using machine learning and data algorithms that analyze a listeners past and preferences to anticipate which songs or artists they might like. This results in playlists that are tailored specifically to the listener.

The main advantage of algorithmic playlists over human-curated ones is that they can continuously adapt to each user and recommend more niche or relevant picks tailored to an individual. A human curator has more limited data.

  • Spotifys Discover Weekly playlist is personalized for you featuring 30 songs recommended by Spotify to align with your music tastes and listening patterns. It's one of Spotifys loved features. Release Radar: A weekly Spotify playlist with the latest song releases from artists that you follow and listen to. Helps you keep up with new music.

  • Daily Mixes: Several playlists spanning different genres that are constantly updated with songs and artists that match your listening habits. Read more about how to submit your music to Spotify algorithmic playlists.

User-Generated Playlists

Every user can start a Spotify playlist; that's why they are called user-generated playlists. Examples of user generated playlists: Rap Nation, Rock Legends, Lofi Girl, Latin Hits, Viva Latino, Trap Nation, Guns n Roses, coffee chill and more. Some of the most popular tracks started off by climbing the playlists using these playlists. User-generated playlists are the playlists that need to be analyzed. Why? Follower count can be easily manipulated and presented to the artist as an attractive playlist, when, in fact, it's a fake playlist. Don't get me wrong, most of these playlists are great and generate streams for artists who managed to get their music on them, but you should know to separate the good Spotify playlists from the bad.

So how do you recognize the best Spotify playlists?

Let's start by focusing on a Spotify playlist. We've taken, for example, one of our playlists on One Submit: Roadtrip Indie Rock & Indie Pop

Best Spotify Playlists
Best Spotify Playlists

The genre of the playlist is not important in this analysis. The playlist has 20K followers and should generate nice streams for the artists placed on it. To start evaluating it, let's choose one of the artists on the playlist. We want to choose a song that is not located in the first 10 songs, and not in the bottom of the playlist, somewhere in the middle should be fine. Make sure the song was placed between 2 and 3 weeks ago. It takes a few days for the streams to be updated, so we want to search for placements within that time range. Once you've chosen a song, press on the artist's name below the song title. For this example, we've taken song number 19, "Who You Are" by Damien McFly

Playlist Artists
Playlist Artists

Once we enter the artist page on Spotify, make sure that the artist is an average independent artist and does not have zillions of monthly listeners; this will make the search ineffective. Scroll down to the section called "Discovered On." and press on "Show all."

Discovered On
Discovered On

We can see that our playlist "Roadtrip" appears second in the list. The first playlist on the list is the playlist that generates the most streams for this song, and the last on the list is generating the least. This means our playlist is the second-most-generating stream for this song. That's the best sign from Spotify itself, that the playlist is legit and has real listeners.

If you can't see the playlist on the artist's "Discovered on", double check with another song. Like I've written earlier, make sure the song is on the playlist for at least 2 weeks and the playlist doesn't have excessive amounts of songs in it. If you're having trouble tracking the playlist it could indicate that the playlist isn't attracting any listeners potentially being a fabricated playlist driven by bots.

How to submit your music to Spotify playlists.

You have two options, for sending your music to Spotify playlists. Once you've figured out which playlists are the fit, for your music you can start by doing some research locating their contact information and sending them an email. This takes valuable time, and in most cases, you won't get a reply since the playlisters receive a lot of emails every day and the curators don't have the time to respond to every artist, I know because I've tried this myself as an artist years ago. The second way is to use a music submission platform like ours or something similar. We assist musicians in sending their music to Spotify playlists, music blogs, online radio stations, YouTube channels, TikTok influencers and record labels. You have the option to present your music to our team of curators and receive a review from each one. If a curator appreciates your music they will give it the light. Include it in their playlist. Remember that your song must be exceptional, to generate good responses. If you're thinking of submitting a demo recording, don't!! You'll throw your money away. All submissions are within your choice of music genre, and if a curator fails to respond, you will receive your money back. Good luck with your music.

Spotify Playlists
Spotify Playlists

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