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 its official playlists is called Circular Std (in particular the Circular Std Black font option 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:
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
- Download the Circular Std font using the link above
- Open or unzip the Circular-Std-Font.zip file
- Double click on Circular Std Font.otf file
- Select Install
How to install the Spotify playlist font on Mac
- Download the Circular Std font using the link above
- Unzip the Circular-Std-Font.zip file
- Open the Font Book app
- Click on the Add button (might look like a +) in the Font Book toolbar
- 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.
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:
- Open the Spotify app
- Select the playlist you would like customize
- Select Choose photo with pencil icon near or on current playlist image (you may need to hover over it on desktop)
- Choose the picture or cover art you would like to use from your computer or phone
- 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 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:
- Run Facebook and Instagram ads by targeting listeners who are likely to enjoy your playlist to your playlist
- Promote your playlists on your own social media accounts
- 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:
- Get paid directly from artists for song placements
- Get paid for considering a song placement by reviewing song submissions
- 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.
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)