Spotify has launched Spotify Canvas, a new tool that allows artists to create an 8-second visual loop that will play alongside their track on Spotify. The tool lives in Spotify for Artists and is currently rolled out to select artists.
With Spotify Canvas, you have more space to tell your story, promote your work, and have fans connect with you in new ways. Through Canvas, you could experience lifts in song shares and pre-saves. See how artists are using Spotify Canvas to take their songs to the next level in their latest blog article here.
Check out our artist FAQ below:
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.
Can AWAL provide access to Spotify Canvas?
We cannot assist in granting access to Spotify Canvas, however, it is gradually being introduced to a wider artist base. As soon as Canvas becomes available to all artists, we'll be sure to share all relevant information with AWAL members.
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.