Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Guide To Change Profile Picture On Any Streaming Platform | hypebot

1Every band and artist wants a clean profile look on their profile. Whether you've fired your old bassist or simply need a fresh look, this guide provides step by step instructions on how to update your image on all the major streaming platforms.

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Guest post by Bo Turner of Repost

Every musician wants a clean profile picture for all their distribution platforms. If you’re an artist who doesn’t know how to get a pic uploaded or changed yet, you’re at the right place. Here’s the ultimate guide on how any distributing artist should go about changing their pictures:

Spotify Music

Step 1: Login to Spotify for Artists

Step 2: Go to Your Profile

  • Go to your personal profile and click the pencil icon at the top right of the page.
  • Go to about and find the image gallery tab. Click “+” to add images, or the icon to edit an existing gallery.

Keep in mind that there are a few guidelines for the image you decide to upload to your profile. Here’s a list of image requirements:

  • File must be a .jpeg, .png, or .gif
  • Dimensions must be at least 2660px x 1140px, preferably 6000px x 4000px
  • Cannot exceed 20MB
  • Artist face must be included in center
  • Can’t contain offensive materials
  • Can’t include writing, brand advertising, or busy backgrounds
  • Can’t promote artists upcoming tours or album releases
  • Must comply with copyright policy

YouTube Music

Step 1: Login to your YouTube Channel

  • (If you haven’t converted your YouTube account to an official artist channel, please email youtube@repostnetwork.com to get started)
  • (Note that in order to get your channel converted, you must have at least one album delivered to YouTube as Art Tracks and 3 music videos) click here for more info on Art Tracks

Step 2: After you Login to your Channel go to This Website

Step 3: Click on Update Photo (gallery or profile pic)

  • Click on either gallery photo or profile photo and follow the commands given
  • Save your changes and you’re all set!

Keep in mind that there are a few guidelines for the image(s) you decide to upload to your profile. Here’s a list of image requirements:

  • Must be a .jpg or .png
  • Must be in landscape orientation
  • Minimum 5120 x 2880 at 150 dpi
  • Cannot be an album cover OR include text
  • Cannot upload photos containing nudity, artwork, or copyrighted images

4Shazam

Step 1: Sign in to your Shazam for Artists Profile

Step 2: Click Update Image

  • Scroll to your profile picture on your account and press update image

Step 3: Select a New Image that you’d like to Use

  • Reposition the image to your liking and click save

For optimal picture results follow these guidelines for your image:

  • Upload a .png or .jpg
  • Dimensions should be at least 1000 x 1000 pixels
  • Should be less than 5MB

Google Play

Step 1: Login to your Google Play Artist Account

Step 2: Click Artists & Music Tab

  • Then press the Edit Artist Info button
  • Press Edit Image

Step 3: Click on Upload and Publish Photo

  • Choose the image you’d like to use
  • Press Done to save your new picture

Keep in mind that there are a few guidelines for the image you decide to upload to your profile. Here’s a list of image requirements:

  • Must be a .png, .jpg or .gif
  • Must have a minimum 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Must have a 2:1 width to height ratio
  • Should be RGB encoded

Unfortunately uploading a profile picture differs between each music distribution platform, and a large amount of them don’t allow artists to go in and change theirs personally. Below is a list of platforms that don’t allow direct access:

  1. Apple Music (to sign up for Apple Music for Artists Beta, click here)
  2. Deezer
  3. Tidal
  4. Amazon Music
  5. Pandora
  6. Alibaba
  7. Melon Plus
  8. NetEase Music
  9. Tencent Music

Clients of Repost Network, feel free to email us at distribution@repostnetwork.com to get your profile picture changed on any of these above platforms!

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