For companies/websites like Spotify, YouTube and the likes, there is only one way to go—keep artists and publishers happy if you want to keep doing what you know how to do best. Spotify is one brand that knows just how competitive the market can be, and is doing all it can to make everyone happy—and that includes the artists. That is why the company has announced a brand new mobile app designed specifically to help artists, including their managers, and members of their entourage better manage their presence when using its service. “Spotify for Artists,” is a mobile app launched to help artists gather data and improve their presence on Spotify.
With the new app, artists on the platform will be able to track their new music as it goes live, learn more about their listeners, and manage their presence on Spotify.
“Spotify for Artists is our second app ever, and it’s designed entirely for artists like you, with your needs in mind. It puts control directly into your hands, whether you’re on the road, in the studio, or wherever, and it works smoothly with the regular Spotify app,” a blog post on the company’s official blog explained.
As an artist, what can you do with or when using Spotify for Artists? Since the app was designed with you the artist in mind, you most certainly should be able to do the following—and that’s according to Spotify:
- Update your profile wherever you are. Keep your listeners updated about your bio, your playlists, and your artist’s pick—right within your phone.
- Find out exactly how many times your new single, EP, or Album has been streamed. The Spotify for Artists app will update instantly, every time someone pushes “play.
- Better understand your listeners, streams, and followers—learn how they listen, their gender and age breakdowns, where they’re listening from, and other relevant artists.
The app is available for download on iTunes for iOS users, while Android users can look forward to a version for the OS probably soon.
Last month, Spotify launched a version of its app for iMessage. Though, this was done quietly and without raising much dust, many users will come to accept this as one of the best steps the company has taken in recent time.
With the new Spotify app for iMessage, you can now easily share tracks with friends, without leaving the chat app. It also put an end to copying-and-pasting links.
In case you already have the Spotify app for iOS installed on your phone, you can simply switch on the new Spotify iMessage app from the iMessage App Store. However, you may now need to do that if you already have your settings configured to automatically enable all new iMessage apps by default—and in that case, you can start using the app.
The downside of course, is the fact that the new app is pretty limited—and especially won’t let you share what you are listening to, or allow you to easily access your recent tracks. Adding an iMessage version of its app is not a bad idea after all; the new app lets you share 30-second snippets of individual songs from Spotify’s song library.