Hey there! Starting out in music? Remember, even if the whole world doesn’t know you yet, that’s totally okay. Every big star began small. Think of your beginning times as a tiny seed. With the right care, this seed can grow into a big tree. And you know what? At the start, your biggest cheerleaders will probably be the people you see every day!
Your first few songs might just be heard by your family, friends, people you work with, or go to school with. And that’s a great place to start! Even if the whole world isn’t listening yet, these folks are super important. They’re like the water and sunlight for your growing seed.
Of course, you shouldn’t expect everyone to be a fan, and that’s okay too. But it’s nice to know who’s really enjoying your music. How can you find out? I’ll guide you through it. Let’s dive into how to figure out who’s really there for you and who might just be passing by.
The Good old days
Once upon a time, figuring out who liked your playlist on Spotify was easy-peasy. But guess what? In 2013, Spotify decided that its users didn’t need to chat or be social on the platform anymore. A bunch of people even asked Spotify about it on their community forum. They were like, “Hey, can we have that feature back?” Spotify just said, “Not right now.” Even though over 24,000 people gave that request a thumbs up, Spotify still didn’t bring it back.
Now, the one way left to see if someone is jamming to your tunes is the ‘follow’ button on your playlist. But here’s the thing: Spotify has said loud and clear that they’re not trying to be a social media app just for music.
Threading the grey areas: The new method of unveiling the identity of those who liked your Spotify playlist
Let’s get real for a sec. When you’re just starting out, you don’t need millions of fans. Sometimes, the first 100 people who like and follow you on Spotify matter more than thousands on social media. There’s a way to figure out who these awesome fans are, and I’m here to tell you all about it. We’ll also chat later on about how to shine bright online, but first, let’s talk about these special fans.
- Head to your library and give a tap (or click) on your little picture – that’s your profile icon.
- Choose ‘view profile’ and then go over to ‘playlists’.
- Click on a playlist you made.
- Look right under that playlist, and you’ll see the number of likes.
When people give your playlist a thumbs up, it’s like they’re saying, “Hey, I like your style!” A cool thing to remember: some of your biggest fans on places like Instagram or TikTok will probably want to follow your music too.
Want to know a secret? After you tell them about your playlist, you can sneak a peek on Spotify to see if they actually liked it. If you’re feeling super-duper detective-y, make a special playlist for them, like one for their birthday or based on their zodiac sign. Don’t forget, you can update these special playlists every year.
Now, don’t go overboard and only add your songs to your playlist. Mix it up! Add some songs from other musicians that have the same groove as you. This is like saying, “Hey, if you like their songs, you might like mine too!” It’s like trading spots with other artists. They play your song, you play theirs. This way, your listeners get a treat, and they might stick around longer to listen. It’s like sharing a big music pie. Everyone gets a slice, and everyone is happy.