Spotify Playlist Font: For Legit Playlist Covers & Artwork

By Matthew Vultaggio

May 12, 2021

If you want to use the exact font that Spotify uses in their playlist covers and artwork to make your own playlists look more legit and official, I researched this and put all that information into this here article for you.

The Spotify playlist font that Spotify uses in all of their official playlists is called Circular Std. In particular, the Circular Std Black font is used with character tracking reduced to -25.

However, simply downloading and using the Circular Std font and selecting Circular Std Black will get you 90% of the way and will definitely look legit enough.

To find out how you can download this font for free and start making your playlists look more legit, simply keep on reading, my friend. 🙂

How To Get The Spotify Playlist Font

To get the official Spotify playlist font, you first need to download the Circular Std font. After downloading it, you can install it onto your computer and then select it like you would any other font in your image editing software of choice.

I found a website that offers this particular font for free and linked to it just below for you:

Image from: freefontsfamily.com

The free download of this font is from a website called FreeFontsFamily.com, check them out for other cool fonts that you can use in your Spotify playlists (or whatever the heck you want hehe).

How Do I Install The Spotify Playlist Font?

Installing any new font on your computer is super simple. However, the exact steps change depending on whether you are using Windows or Mac. I’ve included installation steps for both below for you.

How to install the Spotify playlist font on Windows

  1. Download the Circular Std font using the link above
  2. Open or unzip the Circular-Std-Font.zip file
  3. Double click on Circular Std Font.otf file
  4. Select Install

How to install the Spotify playlist font on Mac

  1. Download the Circular Std font using the link above
  2. Unzip the Circular-Std-Font.zip file
  3. Open the Font Book app
  4. Click on the Add button (might look like a +) in the Font Book toolbar
  5. Locate and select the font you just unzipped

Alternatively, you can also drag the font file you unzipped into the Font Book app icon in your Dock or double-click on the font file in the Finder and click Install Font in the dialog that will appear.

What Is The Spotify Font Called?

Spotify uses different fonts for their logo and for the standard font across their apps.

What is the Spotify app font called?

The font used in Spotify’s desktop and web apps is Proxima Nova. A suitable Google Font alternative to Proxima Nova is Montserrat.

What is the Spotify logo font called?

The font used in Spotify’s current logo is Gotham. Additionally, it’s important to note that the specific sub-font being used is Gotham Bold.

Image: Logos-world.net

How Do I Put A Picture On My Spotify Playlist?

To add your own picture or cover art for your Spotify playlist, simply follow these steps to upload a custom playlist cover photo:

  1. Open the Spotify app
  2. Select the playlist you would like customize
  3. Select Choose photo with pencil icon near or on current playlist image (you may need to hover over it on desktop)
  4. Choose the picture or cover art you would like to use from your computer or phone
  5. Select Save

If you have any issues with the image or photo you have selected, simply refer to the Spotify playlist cover rules below.

Spotify Playlist Cover Rules

There are a few Spotify playlist cover rules to follow to make sure that you are able to update your playlist’s artwork with as few errors as possible. The main rules are to make your image a square with a max file size of 4MB and in a JPEG file format.

Here are the basic Spotify playlist cover rules:

  • Make sure your image is a perfect square (1:1 ratio)
  • Make sure your file size is under 4 MB or else it will not upload
  • Make sure your playlist image size is at least 300px by 300px in size
  • Make sure your playlist image file type is a JPEG

Follow the above rules and you should be able to upload your custom artwork with no issues. 🙂

Spotify Playlist Cover Size Limit

The Spotify playlist cover size limit is 4MB in file size and at least 300px by 300px in size. The main Spotify playlist cover rules are to make your image a square with a max file size of 4MB and in a JPEG file format.

Follow the Spotify playlist cover rules above to make sure you upload your artwork without any issues.

Why Won’t My Spotify Playlist Covers Stay?

If your Spotify playlist cover art will not stay attached to your playlist, simply try completely closing and relaunching the app on your desktop or phone. If the issues persist you may want to try signing in and out of the app before trying again.

In addition to this, you should make sure that the artwork you are uploading is following the Spotify playlist cover rules which are to make your image a square with a max file size of 4MB and in a JPEG file format.

You can also review the Spotify playlist cover rules in more detail above to make sure you upload your artwork without any issues.

How Do I Change Spotify Playlist Title Fonts?

If you want to change the font in your Spotify playlist title to have special characters, simply visit a special character website like Lingojam.com/CoolTextFonts, type in your playlist title, select your favorite option, and paste that into your Spotify playlist title.

How To See Who Liked Your Playlist On Spotify

You can find out how many people follow any Spotify playlist by opening the playlist in Spotify and looking for follower / like count near the playlist’s title and information. Although you can see how many followers you have, you can’t see the individual profiles.

The follower / like count will show up in different areas depending on if you view the playlist in the desktop app, smartphone app, and web browser

To learn more about if this feature will ever come to Spotify, if there are any workarounds, or how you can see the number of Spotify playlist followers in detail, check out my article called How To See Who Liked Your Playlist On Spotify. 🙂

How To Grow Spotify Playlist Followers (The Legit Way)

Now that you know how many people are following your playlist, how can you learn legit ways to grow your Spotify playlist’s follower / like count?

The best way to grow Spotify playlist followers are to run Facebook and Instagram ads. Promoting your playlists on social media and forums can also work but is less effective.

The 3 main ways to grow your Spotify playlist followers are to:

  1. Run Facebook and Instagram ads by targeting listeners who are likely to enjoy your playlist to your playlist
  2. Promote your playlists on your own social media accounts
  3. Promote your playlist on forums and subreddits

Whatever way you choose to promote your playlist, it is important to focus on attracting real listeners that will actively use and engage with your playlist.

How To Make Money From Spotify Playlists

Want to learn how you can make money from your Spotify playlists?

To make money from Spotify playlists you need to build up the playlist’s follower count with real listeners before you get paid directly from artists for song placements, for reviewing song submissions, or by selling your playlist.

The 3 main ways to make money from Spotify playlists are to:

  1. Get paid directly from artists for song placements
  2. Get paid for considering a song placement by reviewing song submissions
  3. Sell your playlist to someone else

A good place to start is to get your playlist follower count to 1,000 because this is when you can apply to SubmitHub and PlaylistPush.

Spotify Analytics: Stats & Streams Tracker

To track your personal Spotify analytics, stats, and streams you need to connect a free app called Last FM to your Spotify account. Once connected, you will be able to track what you stream on the Spotify app, web player and any Spotify-connected device.

To learn more about how you can set this up and start tracking your personal stats, check out my full article on Spotify Analytics For Listeners.


What if you want to check the total amount Spotify streams for any individual song?

How To Check Spotify Streams (For Artists & Listeners)

To check Spotify streams, visit the artist’s Spotify profile and see the songs listed under the “Popular” section. Artists can check their Spotify streams for any of their songs by signing up and logging into Spotify For Artists.

For a more detailed, step-by-step approach to how you can check Spotify streams with both of these methods, check out my article on How To Check Spotify Streams.

How To Find Your Top Artists On Spotify

The best way to find your top artists on Spotify is by using a 3rd party tool like LastFM or Stats For Spotify, or by using Spotify’s built-in Wrapped, Your Top Songs, or Today’s Top Fans features.

The benefit of using a 3rd party tool is that it clearly shows you the top artist information you are looking for, but you have to go outside of Spotify to find it and give these tools access to your Spotify data.

To learn more about these options and which is the best method for you to find your top artists on Spotify, check out my full article on How To Find Your Top Artists On Spotify. 🙂

How To Upload To Spotify As An Artist (& Get Paid)?

Want to upgrade from just running a Spotify playlist to actually get your own music on Spotify and becoming an official Spotify artist?

To upload to Spotify as an artist, you need to sign up with one of Spotify’s preferred music distributors and submit your music, artwork, and artist information through that distributor.

Thankfully it’s easy for anyone to upload music to Spotify because a company called DistroKid came along and started offering unlimited song uploads for a small annual fee without taking a percentage of any of your earnings away.

Before DistroKid, it was too expensive and complicated (..you had to pay PER song EVERY year).

To learn more about DistroKid, check out my big fat DistroKid review for everything you will ever need to know about them. There is even a handy How To Choose A Distributor Guide and some info on the nice DistroKid discount.

If you are wondering want to know more details about how to do this yourself, how exactly you can claim your artist profile, and actually make some money by uploading music to Spotify, check out my article called How To Upload To Spotify As An Artist (& Get Paid)

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.

Music Distribution

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.

For getting started with this, I really like Bluehost because it is the cheapest and a theme called Thrive Themes because it is the most flexible and easiest to use.

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! 🙂

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