Your music is finally released, but you noticed a spelling error in your Spotify Artist Name!
Naturally, you want to change your Spotify artist name. What can you do?
Fortunately, there is a fix to this problem.
In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into how to fix your artist name and how to make sure people know how to find your music after the change!
Reasons You Might Want to Change Your Spotify Artist Name
Before we jump into how to make the change, let’s explore some reasons why you might want to in the first place.
1. You Made a Spelling Error
This is probably the most common reason people want to alter their Spotify Artist Name.
We’ve all been there – you’re setting up your profile, and in a rush, you make a typo. The next thing you know, your music is out in the world with an incorrect name!
If this happens, don’t worry. You can absolutely change your Spotify Artist Name to correct the mistake.
2. You’ve Rebranded Your Music
As your career progresses, you might find that you want to change your sound. Along with this new sound might come a new name to reflect the change.
If you’ve rebranded your music, it makes sense to update your Spotify Artist Name to match.
This way, your fans can easily find your new music, and anyone discovering you for the first time will know what to expect from your sound.
3. You’ve Changed Your Artist Name Officially
This one is fairly self-explanatory – if you’ve changed your artist name officially, for whatever reason, you’ll want to update it on Spotify as well.
Again, this will help ensure that your fans can find your music and that anyone discovering you for the first time will know exactly who you are.
4. You’ve Changed Your Stage Name
Similar to changing your artist name, if you’ve changed your stage name, you’ll want to update it on Spotify.
Your stage name is how people know you, so it’s important that it’s accurate across all platforms – including Spotify.
This way, your fans can easily find your music, no matter what name you’re performing under.
5. You’ve Been Asked to Change Your Artist Name by Spotify
In some cases, Spotify might request that you change your Artist Name.
This usually happens if you’re using a name that’s already taken or if your name violates Spotify’s Terms of Service in some way.
If this happens to you, don’t worry – you can easily change your Artist Name to comply with Spotify’s guidelines.
How to Change Your Artist Name On Spotify
Now that we’ve gone over some reasons why you might want to change your Artist Name on Spotify let’s talk about how to actually make the change.
Unfortunately, you can’t directly edit your Artist Name on Spotify once your music is released. This is due to the way the Spotify system is set up.
If you represent yourself in your music journey, you can update your Artist Name on the platform that you used to distribute your music to Spotify.
For example, if you used TuneCore to release your album, then you can update your Artist Name directly on TuneCore.
Then, the new Artist’s Name will be sent over to Spotify automatically. The same goes for any other digital music aggregator like CD Baby or Ditto Music.
If you’re with a record label, then you’ll need to contact them and let them know that you want to update your Artist Name on Spotify. They will then be able to take care of it for you.
Once the new Artist Name has been updated on Spotify, people who go to your profile will see the new name.
And if someone searches for your old Artist Name, they’ll still be able to find your music – they’ll just be redirected to your new profile.
For those who want to be cautious, after you update all of your information with your distributor, you can contact Spotify support and let them know about the change.
This way, they can double-check that everything has been updated correctly on their end.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to the Spotify Contact Page
The first step is to visit the Spotify Contact Page.
2. Select “I Need Help With… > My Account > My Artist Profile.”
Once you’re on the Spotify Contact Page, you’ll see a list of options on the left-hand side.
Scroll down until you see “I Need Help With… > My Account > My Artist Profile.” Click on this option to expand it.
3. Select “Can’t edit my artist profile.”
Once you’ve expanded the “My Artist Profile” option, you’ll see a list of sub-options.
Scroll down until you see “Can’t edit my artist profile.” Click on this option.
4. Enter Your Spotify Username and Email Address
Once you’ve clicked on “Can’t edit my artist profile,” you’ll be taken to a new page.
On this page, you’ll need to enter your Spotify username and email address. Once you’ve done that, click on the “Submit” button.
5. Explain the Reason for Your Request
After you submit your information, you’ll be taken to a new page where you can enter a more detailed description of your request.
In the “Description” field, explain why you’re requesting a change to your Artist Name. Be as specific as possible.
6. Click on the “Submit” Button
Once you’ve entered your information, click on the “Submit” button.
Your request will then be sent to Spotify support, and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
How can I make sure that people find my new music when I’ve changed my artist name?
Finally, we come to the most important question.
If you’ve changed your Artist Name on Spotify, how can you make sure that people can still find your new music? The good news is that there are a few things you can do.
The first thing you can do is update all of your social media accounts and websites with your new Artist Name. This way, when people search for you on social media, they’ll be able to find your new profile.
You can even put out a rebranding announcement so that your followers know what you’ll be changing your name to. If you have a mailing list, make sure to update your subscribers with your new Artist Name.
If you’ve been interviewed by any publications or blogs in the past, you can reach out to them and let them know about your new Artist Name.
This way, they can update their articles with your new name. If you’ve been featured on any Spotify playlists, you can also reach out to the curators and let them know about your new name.
Finally, if you have any songs that are already popular on Spotify, you can reach out to the people who have put them on their playlists and let them know about your new Artist Name.
This way, they can update their playlist with your new name.
By following these steps, you can make sure that people will still be able to find your music even if you’ve changed your Artist Name on Spotify.