Spotify Canvas is a tool that allows artists to create an 8-second vertical visual loop that will play alongside their track on Spotify. With Spotify Canvas, you have more space to tell your story, promote your work, and have fans connect with you in new ways.
As an AWAL member, you can access Spotify Canvas provided you've claimed your profile on Spotify for Artists. Once you have access to Spotify for Artists you can begin utilizing the Canvas feature on either the Spotify for Artists app or desktop.
Important: You must have at least one release delivered to Spotify through AWAL to receive access to Spotify Canvas.
Be sure any Canvas videos you create are up to Spotify's specs below:
- Ratio: 9:16
- Height: At least 720px
- Length: 3 secs - 8 secs
- File Format MP4 or JPG only
- No hateful, abusive, pornographic, threatening, or obscene content
- Canvas should not be used to sell anything or be overly promotional
- You must own the content you upload or obtain the legal permissions to use any content you don't
Learn more about Spotify Canvas and best practices here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Canvas?
Canvas is an eight-second looping visual in the Now Playing view in the iOS and Android app. When a track has Canvas enabled, a user can see the visualizer when they play the track on Spotify as an alternative to the static release cover art. Canvas beta is limited to a set of artists.
Is Canvas available globally?
Canvas is currently inaccessible to users in the following markets: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, India.
How can Canvas benefit artists?
Canvas is a great way to enhance the engagement an artist has with their fans and the tool has the power to increase track shares, streams, and artist profile visits. It’s also meant to be utilized as a video-art showcase and can really be a way to emphasize your brand to all your listeners.
How do I add my Canvas on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat?
See instructions for uploading your Canvas on applicable social platforms in Spotify’s blog article here.
Note: Audio in your video file will not transfer when you upload the Canvas to Instagram Stories.
Do I need to notify the AWAL Community Support team each time a Canvas becomes active on my profile?
No, it is not necessary to notify AWAL that you’ve uploaded a Canvas to your Spotify profile or social channels.