As the year draws to a close and we come to most people’s favorite festive season, there’s one more thing to get excited about.
And that is seeing your Spotify Wrapped. Pretty much and Spotify streamer looks forward to seeing all of their streaming statistics for the previous year.
It’s prevalent on social media, each and every December, so you probably know what I’m talking about.
Everyone gets the chance to present to the world their fun and unique music tastes, and it’s a smart marketing strategy for the streaming site as online is plastered with advertisements for the service.
But it’s no fun if you’re struggling to find your stats. So keep reading to find out how to find yours.
How To Find Your Stats
- Wait Patiently For December To Start – This feature isn’t available until the first of December, so the first step is to wait for that date to access your stats.
- Open The App – Flick through the apps on your phone until you find Spotify and open it.
- Select ‘Home’ – You’ll need to be on the home feature first.
- Select ‘#SPOTIFYWRAPPED’ – There should be a fairly obvious option with this hashtag. Click this.
- Select ‘Your *year* In Review – Click this option and all your Spotify Wrapped Cards should pop up.
What Is Spotify Wrapped?
Spotify Wrapped was first introduced back in December 2016.
The service sent each and every streamer a summary of their favorite and most listened-to music and podcasts from the first day of the year until the 31st of October.
Through the use of visual cards, users were able to follow through the history of their listening habits from the last year.
This will include your most listened-to songs, artists, and genres.
Users were encouraged to share these cards across social media, which is fun for customers but also beneficial for promoting the streaming service.
Where To See Spotify Wrapped (Android & iOS)
If you want to find your Spotify wrapped, you’ll need to open the app on your phone and head to the home section.
Pretty much instantly from this screen, you should be able to see your results. It’s quite well promoted throughout the app during December.
However, if you are still struggling you can always head to spotify.com/wrapped which will pull your results up straight away.
Can You See Spotify Wrapped On Desktop?
Yes and no. If you only have Spotify installed on your computer, you will be able to find a list of the most played songs throughout the year if you head to the Wrapped hub.
However, those iconic cards that you see everyone sharing online are unfortunately not available on desktops.
Why Can’t I See Spotify Wrapped On My Phone?
Spotify Wrapped has a lot of users, so be patient. Sometimes they don’t come out to everyone at exactly the same time.
If others have theirs but you don’t yet have yours, just try to be patient, it may come in the next day or two.
Also, remember that it’s only available on phone devices and not computers or desktops.
How To Share Spotify Wrapped
If you want to share your music tastes with the world, you’ll need to click the icon that says ‘Share this story.’
However, the button isn’t there all that long so here’s a tip for if you miss it.
When you find the card you want to share press down on the middle of the screen and hold your finger there.
This will pause the playback. Then using your other hand you can tap the ‘share my story’ button. And it’s as simple as that.
How Can I See More Spotify Stats?
If you really enjoy looking at your stats, don’t wait till December to do so.
You can access your streaming information all year round with the help of a third-party service called Stats for Spotify.
This service can pull your favorite artists, tracks, genres, and most recently played stats for the last four weeks, six months, or even ‘all time’ which looks from the beginning of your time with the streaming service.
Is It Possible To See Spotify Wrapped All Year?
No. Unfortunately not. Although, I suppose it wouldn’t be so highly anticipated if it was available year-round.
But the fact that it is a once-a-year treat is what ensures that users often save, screenshot, and share their results.
However, you can look back at any previous playlists and cards that you were given from prior years at any time.
So you could always go back and reminisce.
It’s also really easy to access, but you will need to go on a browser to do so. Go to https://open.spotify.com/genre/*the year you want to see*-page.
So if you wanted to look at the year 2017 for example, you’d type in https://open.spotify.com/genre/2017-page
And as easy as that you’ve accessed it!
Spotify Wrapped is a really great feature in my opinion. And it’s great for both parties, both the streaming service and the streamers.
There’s nothing quite like seeing what music you’ve been listening to throughout the year.
Music and memories are so closely intertwined, and I find that when my Spotify Wrapped pops up, it can transport me back to different things I was doing throughout the year and can really help me to reminisce.
And in terms of actually finding your stats, as you can see, it is super simple.
To be honest, it’s such a popular feature of the streaming service that it’s pretty difficult to actually miss, so you really shouldn’t have much trouble.
Just keep in mind that if you want to share those iconic music stat cards on social media that you’ll need to be on your phone and not a desktop.
Some of my favorite music marketing tools
Thank you for reading this article, my friend, and I hope you found it helpful as you build your own successful career in music. 🙂
Here is a list of my favorite and most recommended tools and resources that I’ve personally used to get my music streamed over 4,000,000 times on Spotify as an artist.
Any of the paid services or tools listed here are most likely affiliate links, so if you do decide to use any of them, I’ll earn a small commission.
But in all honesty, these are the exact tools that I personally use, love, and recommend to anyone – including my own friends and family.
To get your music on Spotify on all the other streaming services, I use DistroKid because you get unlimited song uploads for a low annual price.
If you want to learn more about DistroKid and music distribution, check out the in-depth DistroKid review that I’ve put together.
Or, if you want to get started with DistroKid right now, you can save on your first year with the DistroKid discount.
Facebook Ads For Spotify Success
Although Facebook Ads can be a real pain to get working properly, there is no denying that they are incredible for growing Spotify streams and getting your music in front of real fans.
This is why I’ve put together a completely free course that you can check out called Facebook Ads For Musicians’ Spotify Streams. 🙂
Music Publishing Royalties Collection
For collecting all of the publishing, mechanical, and live performance royalties owed to me whenever my music gets streamed or played, my go-to is Songtrust.
Songtrust is a publishing administration company which means that in addition to collecting all of those royalties for me, they do it on a global level.
To learn if Songtrust is right for you, I’d recommend checking out this article on Songtrust vs BMI.
And if you want to get started with Songtrust right now, I’d recommend learning about the Songtrust discount code so that you can get the best price. 🙂
Website & Smart Links
I’m personally not a big fan of the link-in-bio and smart links for music pages like ToneDen and Hyppeddit.
Instead, I prefer having a full-blown WordPress website that allows me to have a full website in addition to unlimited music links.
I’ve actually created a free Smart Links Course that you can take to learn how to get set up and start getting more streams with custom smart links (I’ve even included the templates I am using!).
Want more tools and resources for your music career?
If you’d like to see even more of my favorite marketing tools and resources for musicians and music artists, I’ve created an even larger list on this page: Best Marketing Tools & Resources For Musicians (& Music Artists).
P.S. There are even some free tools and resources included on that page as well! 🙂