What is a Spotify URI?
A Spotify URI is a unique resource indicator code for music on their platform.
It is a link to directly share your songs to fans, both before and after release.
Where can I find my URI?
To get the URI for your music that’s already available on Spotify, it’s simple.
- Open the Spotify app
- Click the ellipses symbol ( • • • ) next to the track, album, or playlist
- Scroll down to “Share”
- Then select “Copy Spotify URI”
Can I get a URI before release?
Yes! Spotify pre-save campaigns are a fantastic way to build hype for your album before release.
In order to launch a pre-save campaign, you’ll also need a Spotify URI.
With Show.co, you can get your URI for pre-release AND launch a Spotify pre-save at the same time.
How to get your Spotify URI for pre-saves
- Distribute your music to Spotify via CD Baby
- Set a release date in the future
Give yourself at least a couple weeks to get the most out of your pre-save campaign.
- Verify your music has been delivered to Spotify
Go to the “Distribution: Partner Delivery” section of your CD Baby dashboard.
- Create a Show.co account from your CD Baby dashboard
Click the “Free Marketing Tools” link.
- Log into your Show.co account
Click “New Campaign” in the top right of the screen.
- Select “Social Unlock”
- Choose “Type: Spotify: Pre-Save”
- Select “Identifier: CD Baby UPC”
- Enter your UPC
Your UPC will typically be a 12 digit code.
We’ll locate your URI through our integration with Spotify, pop it into your Show.co campaign, and then you can continue setting up your pre-save.
Note: If your music is already available, you can’t do a pre-save.
Pre-saves are only for music that’s NOT yet released on Spotify. If you’re trying to enter the UPC for older releases, you’ll see a warning message like the one below.
If you get that warning message, don’t be sad.
There are a lot of ways to promote your music on Spotify, even if it’s been out for a while.
Just create a different kind of campaign from the dropdown menu, such as;
- Stream on Spotify
- Add to My Music on Spotify
- Add to My Playlist on Spotify
- Follow on Spotify
Show.co is free for all CD Baby accounts, so launching a Spotify pre-save costs nothing at all!