If you created a Show.co account through your CD Baby account or upgraded to the CD Baby plan, good news! You now have the ability to obtain your Spotify Pre-Save directly from within your Show.co account using your barcode or through your Spotify for Artists account. If you need to request your URI, pop on down for the instructions.
Creating Your Spotify Pre-Save Campaign Using Your Barcode
First, make sure you've already submitted the title for digital distribution and that it has been delivered to Spotify.
Next, log into your Show.co account and click “New Campaign” and then “Spotify Pre-Save” you will then have the option to plug in your barcode. See below:
If you are not on the CD Baby Plan and created a Show.co account directly through Show.co, you’ll need to get switched to the CD Baby plan. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they can convert your account to the CD Baby plan.
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What’s a Spotify URI and why might I need it?
Spotify URI’s are a way for Spotify to identify your release in their system, especially before your release date.
In many cases, you won’t need your URI, but sometimes you may be asked for a URI when promoting your release before it’s out. You can either get your URI from your Spotify for Artists account or by submitting a request with your distributor.
Are you setting up a Campaign on Show.co? Show.co no longer requires Spotify URI’s for campaigns. If you are a CD Baby artist, you can use your barcode to create a Pre-Save, or a regular Spotify link for Social Unlocks.
Obtaining your URI through your Spotify for Artist Account
- First, log in to your Spotify for Artists account and go to the upcoming releases section
- For more info on how to claim your Spotify for Artist account go here.
- Click the "View playlist pitch" from the three dots on the right
- Copy the URI (22 characters) that appear in URL for the pitch page immediately after "submission"
- Add "spotify:album:" before the URI
Submitting a request for your Spotify URI
If you’re using a different service than Show.co or don't have a Spotify for Artist account, you can still get your Spotify URI by submitting a request. Or if your project has been delivered to Spotify, but is not yet live on their site yet because it has a future release date, you may need to submit a request as well.
Use this link to submit a request and under "How would you like us to contact you?" choose from the drop-down "Spotify URI/Pre-Save Request."
Include the following in the description to ensure that we get the information to you in a timely manner.
- Bar code Number
- Project Name
- Artist Name
- Release date
We will get that to you as soon as possible!
If your title is already live on Spotify and you need the URI, it's easy to get yourself! Please check out Spotify's instructions here.