How to Update and Verify Your Artist Pages

How to Update and Verify Your Artist Pages

Welcome to SSL Music Academy’s comprehensive guide on updating and verifying artist profiles across various streaming and download platforms. In today’s digital age, maintaining an accurate and appealing online presence is crucial for artists to maximize their reach and engagement. This blog post will walk you through the steps to ensure your profiles on platforms like Anghami, Apple Music, Beatport, and many others are not only up-to-date but also fully verified, helping you connect more effectively with fans and the industry alike. Whether you’re looking to manage your music, track performance, or engage with a growing fanbase, follow along to elevate your digital footprint in the music world.

It’s surprising how many artists overlook the importance of adding a bio, photo, and social media links to their streaming profiles. These elements are vital as they help listeners easily locate and engage with you across social platforms, fostering a direct relationship. Even with just one song released, a well-rounded profile can significantly influence your visibility, especially to editorial teams at major streaming services. Make sure your profile stands out with essential information to enhance your chances of getting noticed.


ANGHAMI

Sign up at dash.anghami.com to set up your artist profile. You can change your artist image edit your profile etc. Anghami tools will help you build your audience, connect with them, and reach new potential fans.


APPLE MUSIC & SHAZAM

To manage your Apple Music account as an artist, follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for Apple Music for Artists: Visit the Apple Music for Artists website (artists.apple.com) and sign up for an account. You’ll need to verify your identity as an artist or representative. Upon signing up for Apple Music, an automatic Shazam account is also created.
  2. Claim your artist profile: Once your account is verified, you can claim your artist profile on Apple Music. This allows you to access your profile and control the content displayed.
  3. Update your profile: Use the Apple Music for Artists dashboard to update your profile information, including adding a bio, artist photo, social media links, and other relevant details.
  4. Track your music’s performance: Monitor the performance of your music on Apple Music, including metrics like streams, downloads, and listener demographics. You can view trends over time and analyze which songs are performing best.
  5. Utilize promotional tools: Take advantage of promotional features offered by Apple Music for Artists, such as pre-release promotions, playlist pitching, and custom artist playlists.

By actively managing your Apple Music for Artists account, you can effectively promote your music and engage with your audience on the platform.

 


BEATPORT

If you are an SSL Music artist and would like to add a picture, or bio to your artist page on Beatport, you will need to contact our support team with the following information:

  • The artist’s name
  • The URL for the artist’s page on Beatport
  • A professional artist image – supplied as a JPG at exactly 590px (W) × 404px (H)
  • An artist bio – up to a maximum of 2000 characters

Please use this form to provide us with the information needed: Beatport Artist Page Form


DEEZER

Deezer is one of the best streaming platforms; all artists must have well-designed artist profiles. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

How to Claim an Artist Profile with a Manager Profile:

  1. Go to your Deezer for Creators page and click on the profile icon.
  2. Select “Request Monitoring.”
  3. Click on “ADD ARTIST.”
  4. Enter the artist’s name and select it from the list.
  5. Enter the artist’s UPC (Universal Product Code) number.
  6. Click “SAVE.”Note: You can add more artists by selecting “ADD NEW ARTIST.”
  7. Click “SUBMIT REQUEST.”

By following these steps, you can easily add new artists to your Deezer for Creators manager profile, expanding your presence and reach on the platform.


JunoDownload

How to Update Your Artist Image on JunoDownload

If you have digital releases available on JunoDownload, you now have the option to request the addition of your press shot, along with a brief bio. This will enhance your visibility as an artist when users browse your digital releases.

How to Update Your Image

To update your artist image on JunoDownload, simply fill out their short form with the following details:

  • Email
  • Name
  • URL
  • Picture (600x600px jpg/png)
  • Biography
  • Genre Tags

JunoDownload Artist Profile Submission Form

Important: Please be aware that it may take JunoDownload up to 2 weeks to process your submission.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your artist image accurately represents you on JunoDownload, improving your visibility and recognition among users.

 

 


TikTok

In the fast-evolving landscape of social media, TikTok stands out as a pivotal platform for artists aiming to amplify their reach and impact. The TikTok Artist Certification is a significant milestone for musicians seeking to establish their credibility and enhance visibility.

Gaining your artist certification on TikTok enhances your profile by adding a dedicated music tab, allowing followers easy access to your music releases. This feature also enables you to highlight new or key releases by pinning them to your profile, improving visibility and engagement. For artists looking to optimize their presence on TikTok, obtaining certification can be a strategic move to showcase their music more effectively.

To obtain your artist certification on TikTok and add a music tab to your profile:

  1. Access the Certification: On your mobile phone, navigate to the TikTok Music Artist Certification page. Ensure TikTok is installed first.
  2. Apply: Tap “Apply Now” to start the process.
  3. Locate Your Profile: Search and select your artist profile on TikTok.
  4. Claim: Choose the “Claim” option to initiate the verification.
  5. Verify: Confirm your identity by uploading a screenshot from your Spotify for Artists account or any similar platform.
  6. Complete: After TikTok verifies your details, your accounts will be linked, and your artist certification will be active, showcasing your music directly on your profile.

 

 


BOOMPLAY

Boomplay stands as the premier music streaming and download service in Africa, boasting over 50 million Android and iOS users. With access to millions of songs, videos, and entertainment news, Boomplay offers a dynamic platform for music lovers across the continent.Boomplay would like to invite all non-verified artists in SSL Music to get verified!

No intricate certification processes are necessary; simply complete their brief request form (provided below), and they will expedite the verification process for you on the platform.

Why should artists get verified on Boomplay?

  • 1. Easily manage your account information.
  • 2. View detailed data analysis about your streams and followers on the go.
  • 3. Be a verified artist and get an exclusive accredited artist logo.
  • 4. Increase your chances of getting promoted on Boomplay.
  • 5. Opportunity to participate in various exclusive artist support campaigns.

 

To verify your artist page on Boomplay:

  1. Create an Account: Start by setting up a user account on Boomplay.
  2. Visit the Artist Center: Navigate to the Boomplay Artist Center.
  3. Access Verification: Click “Get Access,” locate your artist profile, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application for verification.

This process will help you authenticate and manage your artist profile on Boomplay.

 

 


GENIUS

A verified account on Genius is more than just a badge; it’s your gateway to engaging with one of the most passionate music communities online. This platform empowers artists, writers, and producers to share their creative process, connect with fans, and showcase their work.

How to Get Verified on Genius

  1. Sign Up: Start by creating your Genius account. You can sign up easily by clicking the “SIGN UP” link at the top right corner of the Genius website.
  2. Enhance Your Profile: Once registered, personalize your profile. Add a unique avatar, appealing cover art, and a bio that reflects your artistic persona.
  3. Upload Your Music: Add your songs by navigating to the “Add Song” link. This lets you post lyrics and associate them with your music.
  4. Apply for Verification: Keep an eye on the verification form; it’s temporarily unavailable but will reopen soon. This step is crucial for accessing advanced features.
  5. Understand Account Tiers: Genius recognizes artists at different stages of their careers with two verification tiers—one for emerging talents and another for established artists.

Capabilities of a Verified Account

  • Lyrics Management: As a verified user, you can add, edit, and verify your song lyrics to ensure accuracy.
  • Engage Through Annotations: Annotate your lyrics to explain meanings, share backstories, or discuss the inspiration behind your work.
  • Community Interaction: Cosign fan annotations, delete songs, or participate in the Verified Showcase Forum to engage with your audience and fellow artists.

Achieving verification on Genius not only enhances your credibility but also deepens your interaction with a community that values music and its creators. For detailed steps and further information on enhancing your profile or adding lyrics, visit the Genius website.


JIOSAAVN

Previously known as Saavn. Register at artists.jiosaavn.com to gain access to data showing where your fans are from. A cool feature unique to JioSaavn is that it will show you, other artists, your fans also like and encourage you to collaborate with them on a future release to grow your fanbase together.


NAPSTER

Creating an Artist Profile on Napster: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Sign Up for Napster Artist Hub: Begin by signing up for Napster Artist Hub. Visit the official website and locate the option to sign up for Artist Hub.
  2. Enter Your Artist Information: Once registered, enter your artist information to create your profile. This includes your artist name, biography, photos, and other relevant details.
  3. Manage Your Profile: Once your profile is created, you can manage it through Artist Hub. Update your artist information, add new music, change photos, and adjust other profile settings as needed.
  4. Track Impressions and Feedback: Napster Artist Hub allows you to track impressions and feedback from listeners. This enables you to monitor the performance of your music and gather valuable insights from listener feedback. Utilize this data to effectively promote and market your music.

By following these steps, you can successfully create an artist profile on Napster and expand your music’s reach to a wider audience.


PANDORA

Pandora has a useful Artist Marketing platform that allows you to place your own recorded messages alongside your music. This could be to promote an upcoming show or share a fun fact about your latest release. Sign up at http://amp.pandora.com to get access.


QOBUZ

Qobuz is geared towards audiophiles, largely due to their integration with high-end home audio equipment. You can change your artist photo by reaching out through the customer service portal with a link to your artist page. Biographies and album reviews are written in-house by the Qobuz team, and sourced from allmusic.com and Last.fm


SPOTIFY

Register at artists.spotify.com and once verified, be ready to pimp your artist profile. Initially, you should at the very least have a photo, cover photo and biography. Especially because Spotify will sometimes send emails to followers of an artist, letting them know of a new release or upcoming gig in their city, they only do this for artists who have uploaded a photo. Also, while editing your biography you can type @ and link to an Artist, Playlist, Song or Album on Spotify in your biography. Can’t find the right artist in the search results? You can type @ and paste the Spotify URI or URL directly after to make sure you link to the correct source.

e.g. @spotify:artist:06HL4z0CvFAxyc27GXpf02


TIDAL

Introducing TIDAL Artist Home Platform

The TIDAL Artist Home platform is now available, offering you the opportunity to connect with your followers on TIDAL exactly the way you want. With TIDAL Artist Home, you can take charge of key features such as your profile image, bio, and social media links. Plus, you have the ability to flag any incorrect content and invite team members to join you.

TIDAL Artist Home, developed in collaboration with artists, provides resources and tools designed to help you focus on your music and elevate your career. We’re continuously developing new solutions to meet your needs, from providing fan insights to connecting you with like-minded artists.

Claim your TIDAL Artist Home account here.

New Feature – Fans

TIDAL introduces a new feature to Artist Home: Fans—your gateway to understanding your audience. Explore the TIDAL tracks that have resonated the most, the average age of your listeners, and the top territories within your fanbase. Use this data to refine your fan engagement and connection strategies.

How to Access Fans

Simply visit artists.tidal.com and select the artist you want to begin with (if you’re associated with multiple artists). Look for the new “Fans” tab on their profile, marked with a ‘new’ banner. Once selected, you’ll find three categories: Age of Listeners, Top Countries, and Top Tracks. Each category can be filtered by different time periods.

Why is This Data Useful?

  • Age of Listeners: Gain insights into the age demographics of your listeners to inform future marketing campaigns.
  • Top Countries: Understand the geographic distribution of your fanbase, helpful for planning international tours.
  • Top Tracks: Identify which of your tracks resonate the most with TIDAL listeners, aiding in your song selection strategy.

By leveraging these insights, you can better understand and engage with your audience on TIDAL.


YOUTUBE MUSIC

YouTube offers a suite of tools for artists through its platform, including the ability to view music video statistics like city-specific views and play counts over selected date ranges. Additionally, YouTube maintains a comprehensive blog and regularly publishes articles that are crucial for artists looking to enhance their visibility and engagement on the platform. To access these resources and learn more, artists can sign up at artists.youtube.com

 


AMAZON MUSIC

Amazon Music for Artists: Empowering Artists with Data Insights

Amazon Music for Artists is available for both iOS and Android users, providing a comprehensive platform for artists to access streaming functionality and gain intelligence about their listeners. With over 60 million listeners on the platform, Amazon Music for Artists offers valuable insights and resources to help artists enhance their presence and engagement.

How Does Amazon Music for Artists Work?

Artists can claim their accounts, undergo verification, upload artist photos, and gain access to performance data across curated playlists and stations through Amazon’s app. Additionally, Amazon Music for Artists is the first app to utilize Alexa to display song performance data, catering to the diverse ways music is discovered and streamed across various devices.

Key Features

  • Daily Voice Index: Tracks how music performs with Alexa, providing insights into voice requests by artist, album, song, and lyrics.
  • Fan Insights: Offers a breakdown of an artist’s most devoted fans, allowing musicians to focus on key audience segments and expand their fan base gradually.
  • Configurable Date Filter: This enables users to analyze performance statistics for specific dates and track lengths.

How to Claim Your Amazon Music for Artists Team Admin Account?

Individual artists can download and connect to the app directly after undergoing a verification process. Go to https://artists.amazon.com/select and log in with your Amazon account. Then follow the steps to claim your artist profile.

By leveraging the features and insights provided by Amazon Music for Artists, artists can optimize their strategies and connect more effectively with their audience on the platform.

 

YANDEX MUSIC

Yandex, the Russian music service, does not give artists an easy way to update their artist profiles on their own, like Spotify.

The team at Yandex is happy to help an artist update their photo manually. To get help, send an email to: music@support.yandex.ru