Most articles you read about “How to get your Music onto Spotify,” are going to tell you how to upload your music and cover art.
But before you take those steps you need a professional audio recording. This article talks about the song production format for your songs to work on Spotify and be ready for distribution.
Let’s be honest. You are a songwriter. A soulful, truth-telling, musical storyteller. (We are so glad that people like you exist in the world.)
What you may not be is a music production technology expert. In contemplation of recording and producing my own songs, I read several articles today on how to format a song for Spotify. I’m a smart person but this information is a jumbled mess in my head:
Spotify can support either FLAC or WAVE format, but they recommend using FLAC as it’s much easier for Spotify to work with. Target the loudness level of your master at -14 dB integrated LUFS and keep it below -1 dB TP max. This is best for the lossy formats Spotify uses and will ensure no extra distortion is introduced in the transcoding process. The entire album will play back at -14 DB LUFS from start to finish, and the gain compensation applied by Spotify won’t change between tracks. If its too soft, it means that your master is probably more compressed than other tracks. Because Spotify level matches, the most dynamic masters will stand out as the loudest. 16 bit (sample size) 44.1 kHz (sample rate) 1411 kbps (bit rate) stereo WAV files**
If you are like me, you need a different option.
How about this:
You go ahead and play your guitar, write lyrics that matter, and sing your heart out.
ItyDity will take care of recording, producing and formatting your songs so they can be distributed through outlets like Spotify.
From wherever you live in the country, ItyDity will help you to find a high-quality producer who likes your music and understands the vibe you’re wanting to achieve. Our songwriter support team will answer your questions and guide you through the song production process.
And we’ve pre-negotiated the contracts so that you get all the deliverables you need (like a song mixed and mastered for Spotify).