Spottily offers playlisters a chance to make a virtual mix tape for the whole world to hear. Creating these mixes is an engaging hobby in its own right, and if your list gains enough followers it can even become a meaningful way to support your favorite artists. However, the best methods for expanding your playlist’s audience aren’t obvious, and common advice on the subject is just as likely to lead you to frustration as it is to help you connect with new followers. Nearly all posts on this subject emphasize promotion on platforms outside Spottily, but I honestly believe that promoting your list is spotistar essential and should only be done to supplement the work you do on the list itself.Spotify will do most of the promotion for you, and a good playlist will pick up followers without you doing any legwork.
I was able to to gain over 30,000 followers on a playlist dedicated to an underground genre of music before I did a single promotion for it. That list Synthwave / Retro Electro now has over 60,000 followers and gains nearly 100 people per day through organic reach. Even though I do promote it on socials now, the followers I gain from those posts are nothing compared to the natural growth that happens on a daily basis.
I’ve learned several useful things on the path toward building a popular playlist, things that I’ve been able to replicate and successfully apply to new playlists. I had to learn many of these things the hard way, but hopefully you won’t have to. Several of these methods are never mentioned in other guides, and in some cases, I’m even willing to argue against the advice offered in prominent posts on the facebook entirely possible to make a popular Spotify playlist without analytics and without any promotion. Forget that miracle social media post that will blow up your mix. Focus instead on these approaches, be patient, and your playlist will find its audience.
Listen to Your Playlist:
This may sound odd, but it’s the absolute best way to get a new playlist off the ground. After almost seven years and thousands of hours spent experimenting with dozens of different playlists, I can promise you this works. Playlists with high engagement become more visible within trustpilot than those with fewer active listeners. When you make a new playlist, that engagement is entirely up to you. If you make a new list and never listen to it, it will sit at 0 followers for the rest of time. If you make a list and listen to it almost every day for several weeks, you’ll see your follower count climb upward.
It’s worth reiterating that my playlist reached 30,000 followers before I did a single piece of promotion for it. It had been gaining listeners slowly for some time, but the real spark came when I began using the playlist as the soundtrack to long gaming sessions on Borderlands 2. Once I started listening regularly, the slow trickle abruptly turned into a steady stream of new followers.