Curious how to add or change a bio on your Spotify artist profile?
You can now make those edits yourself within your Spotify for Artists account!
Previously all bios were provided to Spotify by an external database managed by Rovi and you needed to submit your information to their editorial team for consideration.
Note: Rovi, TiVo, AllMusic, All Music Guide, and AMG are all names you might hear associated with the company that manages certain music metadata for Spotify, iTunes, etc. It gets confusing, but don’t worry about, because…
Now Spotify gives you a tool to change your bio directly whenever you like so you can speak for yourself, keep things fresh, and communicate directly with your fans about almost anything (your newest release, your career highlights, or your favorite burrito recipe).
And with a 1500 character limit, you’ve got quite a lot of space to tell your story.
Note: artist press photos will STILL be provided to Spotify from the external database, though you can always change your profile’s header image within your Spotify for Artists account.
Here’s how to change your Spotify bio
Follow these steps and recommendations from the Spotify for Artists Blog:
- Open Spotify for Artists, go to Profile, and scroll down to the text field under “Artist Bio.”
- Write whatever you want! We recommend a creative bio that helps fans get to know you better, but seriously go nuts.
- Link to anything on Spotify. You can paste Spotify links directly into the text field, or just use the @ symbol to link to whatever you want—artists or albums that inspire you, or playlists you’re featured on, or other artists you’ve collaborated with.
- Add a link to your Wikipedia page for fans who want to dig deeper.
One important note: If you’ve currently got a Rovi bio, once you add your own bio description, you can’t get your original Rovi bio back. As with all content, your bio needs to follow Spotify’s guidelines.
This is happy news to me, since I’ve been wanting to update my bio on Spotify for a long time (without having to go through the whole All Music submission process for a new release). Are you excited? What will you use that space to say? Let me know in the comments.