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In order to accomplish this, for me it was a matter of thinking big, of having the courage and visionary mindset, in order to get there.
If you don't have the patience to read the whole story, just click here!

First, I had a recording of an original song that I was satisfied with. This is a fundamental step, because you can only publish original music that you wrote yourself on Spotify since you earn money from it.

The song I wrote is called "Praise the Good" and I recorded it with a friend using a Blue Yeti Microphone.

You can read the full story on Patrik Siljestam's website!

Step 1: Treasure hunt on Spotify.com

I went to Spotify's website and looked up what it would take to get my music there. After looking around some, I found in small grey print at the bottom of the site a link named "Labels and Artists" where I continued to click on "Are you an unsigned artist that want your music on Spotify?", which lead me to the next link, "artist aggregators we work with".

Quite the treasure hunt so far, but not nearly over yet. Now I was faced with 13 different websites I could contact as an unsigned artist to get my music on Spotify. 
<p>Inspiring. Thank you for posting.</p>
<p>I was wondering about the at the top of the create an upload page: **Click on attached photo**</p><p>Did you pay for a licence or is it not needed?</p>
I did not pay for a license, and you don't need to do it.<br>If you don't, you get 85% of the earnings.<br>If you later want 100% of the earnings, you can pay for the license then.
<p>Here is also a big list of sites where every independent musician can upload, publish, sell, buy, or just share music and songs with the whole world: www.uploadfor.com</p>
<p>soo helpful...</p>
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<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Robert W., Belfast</p><p>How to monetize SoundCloud? Although that was not the first question crossing my mind when I started to use the platform, it eventually arose. So when MGcash tool had appeared I caught it up. Now, upon using the locker for quite a bit of time, I like that feeling of reliability that the overall service brings. I get money for something I like most of all. Fascinating!</p><p>http://mgcash.com/soundcloud/</p>
<p>Hey mate! I made it! Thanks, I really appreciate your tutorial. I was trying to find a solution and this is exactly what I needed. Many many thanks.</p>
<p>https://youtu.be/-opDUdQHbWA</p><p><br>Just recorded a live version of my Original Song &ldquo;Jump And Soar&rdquo; on Kauai at the oldest home on the island. Thanks for listening! &ldquo;What do you live for? What would you die for? When will you find more?&rdquo;<br><br>Brad Proulx</p>
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<p>How long until I can find or get a link to my song on spotify or itunes?</p>
It takes 4-6 weeks after the upload.
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nice work hope I can be as successful as you
<p>Keeps telling me my music isn't 192kbps and 44.1 rate </p><p>(I've made sure it is.)</p><p>help please?</p>
Did you try using LameXP, the software I was using? That way you can convert existing mp3 files to that format without changing the quality. Otherwise RouteNote's customer support is very good so I would contact them through filling out their form at http://routenote.com/contact
<p>it's awesome, I just downloaded a lot of Spotify music to mp3 with the help of this Youtube video. Thanks so much.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DdYwjinM_8g" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>Any updates? Is everything still working fine? Making any money? Anything we should know about or be careful with?</p>
It's all working fine, just earned almost $40 this month, mainly through referrals though.<br><br>Still same uploading process!
<p>hi, please any one tell me if i make a good pop dance or electronic song, how much may i be paid on spotify, and if i pay $10, will everyone see my song? if i publish a song on spotify, will i make some income? i need the right answer, or let the indie bands answer, good job, bye bye.</p>
With RouteNote, everyone will see your song even if you go with the free version. I've earned $1 for every 317 Spotify streams on average with the free version, meaning RouteNote took 15%. <br><br>I would have earned $1 for every 275 Spotify streams if I had paid them $10 for the album.<br><br>So, as long as you get enough people listening to your music you will have an income. Read more here: http://www.soundfromtheheart.com/2014/05/earning-money-on-music-through-routenote.html
<p>thank you, but if i sell my song on cd baby song cast or itunes, is this possible for an independed singer? you have a good day</p>
<p>RouteNote also allows you to sell your songs as a CD as well, on Amazon, Google Play and other places, so you get both Streaming and selling.</p>
<p>thanks :)</p>
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<p>I've checked your user at Spotify and I like it. ;D</p><p>Thanks for the tutorial, but do I only need RouteNote to publish songs?</p><p>Thanks anyway and continue with music!</p>
I'm glad you enjoy my music! And yes, RouteNote will take care of all the publishing!

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