Introducing the New Dashboard on Repost by SoundCloud
May 30, 2022
Are you ready to Canvas? Spotify’s Canvas, the tool that allows you to upload looping videos to accompany your tracks on the app, isn’t available to all artists yet, but as a member of Repost, we’re happy to announce that you now have access!
Spotify’s early studies have shown that many artists who have uploaded a looping video through Canvas notice their listeners spending more time streaming, sharing, saving songs and adding them to playlists. Plus, since Spotify rolled out Canvas as a feature when sharing to Instagram Stories, it’s become a useful promotional tool for artists off-platform as well.
To reap those benefits, though, you’ll need to understand how Canvas works…
First, you’ll need an image! (2D, 3D graphic, Video or Mixed Media)
Using a video?
To format your Canvas properly, use the templates that Spotify has made available. This will ensure that your image fits on phone screens. If making graphics isn’t your thing, you can find a designer through Spotify’s networking platform SoundBetter.
Upload your Canvas with your Phone or Computer
Once you post the Canvas, it will take about an hour for the art to go live on your track. If you don’t like your Canvas, or you just feel like mixing things up a bit, don’t worry. You can swap out Canvases whenever you want.