Spotify's Release Radar (things to know)

The following article pertains to Spotify's "Release Radar." We've highlighted a particularly important point below. This article has been written and contributed by Spotify.


Release Radar is a playlist of new releases that updates every Friday.

Listeners get new music from:

  • Artists they follow
  • Artists they listen to
  • Other artists, we think they'll like

Your followers get songs from your new release on their Release Radar. You don't need to pitch a song to our playlist editors, but if you do, we'll include your pitched song in your followers' Release Radar. (Note: Pitch at least 7 days before release day to pick the song for Release Radar.)

Things to keep in mind

  • Deliver your music at least 14 days before release to get your music on Release Radar in the first week. This timeframe allows for our processing and Spotify's ingestion.
  • We don't include a song in a listener's Release Radar if they've already listened to it (but we might include another song from the release)
  • We only include songs where you're a main or featured artist (not remixer)
  • We don't include songs by Various Artists
  • We don't include re-releases of songs already on Spotify
  • Each listener only gets one song per artist per week
  • We'll include a song for up to 4 weeks if a listener hasn't heard it

How to know if your song gets picked

Check the Playlists tab of your song's stats in Spotify for Artists. You'll see recent and top playlists your song's added to. You'll see the stats if your song's in your listeners' Release Radar.

Not all artists you follow, listen to, or like will show on Release Radar. It's important to note that it will only show the TOP 30 algorithmic choices based on your listening.





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