How To Find Your Music Links On The Top 5 Global Streaming Platforms

While some distributors do the heavy lifting for you and provide you with a smart URL for all streaming platforms where your release can be found, often the independent artist has to do additional digging to pull the top important links. And no, iHeart and Pandora don’t count because they’re only available on US territory. Now let’s do your homework together and find out how you can get the links for your song on the top 5 global streaming platforms.

5. YouTube Music.

1. Head to https://music.youtube.com/

2. Select the Search bar, the last of the 5 options up top in the right corner.

3. Type in your artist name as registered with your distributor, no grammatical errors, and hit Enter.

4. You will now see a list, if you’ve released more than one song or if there’s another artist with a similar stage name, and you will have to scroll to find your song. An alternative method is to click on your artist name once you found a song that you’ve already released and there you will be shown a list with all of your music from the most recent song to the oldest.

5. In the HTTP bar of your browser, you will see a link in this format: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=nbHAM1RLWLs&list=RDAMVMnbHAM1RLWLs this is a song we’ve covered recently for example. What you want to do is copy/paste everything BEFORE the “&” mark. So now we have https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=nbHAM1RLWLs. This is your YouTube Music link.

4. Deezer.

1. Head to https://www.deezer.com/en/

2. Select the Search bar, the uptop long tab spread from left to right over the entire window.

3. Type in your artist name as registered with your distributor, no grammatical errors, and hit Enter.

4. You will be prompted with either the one song you’ve released recently or with a list of all your music. Hit your Artist Name located to the right of the song title if you can’t find your song right away.

5. When searching for our example artist, KarrieLynn, we get this link when clicking her artist name: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/148473692 It is important you distinguish between the artist link and your song link. This is NOT the final song link yet.

6. Below you will see all of your discography. Select the song you need conducting yourself by the cover artwork to recognize it faster. Now you should see a link formatted like this: https://www.deezer.com/en/album/265830632 Notice how this link contains the word ALBUM while the artist link contains the word ARTIST. You need the one with album in it. This is your Deezer link.

3. Amazon Music.

1. Head to https://music.amazon.com

2. Login with your regular Amazon account credentials.

3. Select the Search bar uptop in the right corner.

4. Type in your artist name as registered with your distributor, no grammatical errors, and hit Enter.

5. IF you find your song on locked status (meaning you are not a paying member of Amazon Music), head to google.com and type in: Artist Name, Song Title, Amazon. Our search is “KarrieLynn He Jake Brakes Amazon.” After you log in as you did in step 2, you will see your artist link page, very similarly formatted to Deezer: https://music.amazon.com/artists/B09JL4DBF3/karrielynn If you’ve been paying attention, this is your artist link and not the song link as it contains the word artists in it.

5.2* IF your song is available immediately for streaming, which indicates you’re a paying member of Amazon Music, click on the cover artwork and you will get a link looking like this: https://music.amazon.it/albums/B09JL343W4?marketplaceId=APJ6JRA9NG5V4&musicTerritory=IT&ref=dm_sh_zIh8B1bIrXxUjEIYSaLDWAHBj Notice our link has the .it termination as we’re searching from an Italian IP, so yours should be .com. Now you want to copy/paste only the link BEFORE the “?” mark. So our final link is: https://music.amazon.it/albums/B09JL343W4 This is your final Amazon Music link.

6. Following step 5, you should see a list of your songs released thus far with the most recent one on top. Although still on locked status, now you can click the three dots next to the cover artwork and select: Share this album. Now copy/paste ONLY the link before the “?” mark. Your final link should look like this: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09JL343W4 This is your final Amazon Music link.

2. Apple Music.

1. Head to https://music.apple.com/us/

2. Select the Search bar, located in the upper left corner.

3. Type in your artist name as registered with your distributor, no grammatical errors, and hit Enter.

4. You will now see a row with the most recent releases by the name you typed in. You should already see your song. In case you don’t, click any song of yours and then select your artist name. Your artist link will look like this: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/karrielynn/1590443022

5. Once you find your song, click the three dots and hit Share then Copy Link. Thankfully you don’t have to reduce anything from the Apple Music links. Your final Apple Music link should look like this: https://music.apple.com/us/album/he-jake-brakes-single/1590448672.

1. Spotify.

1. Head to https://open.spotify.com/.

2. Select the Search bar, located in the upper left corner.

3. Type in your artist name as registered with your distributor, no grammatical errors, and hit Enter.

4. You will now see a list with both songs and artists containing the name you typed in. You might already see your song. In case you don’t, hit Search again but enter both your artist name and your song name. If you typed in everything correctly, you will now at the very minimum, see your artist profile. Not to be confused with the user profile. Your artist profile should have the following output: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7aWs6lyg9LSSKiqK3nevMU while a user profile has this format instead: https://open.spotify.com/user/22vgrkxltdlvv6zohwltunevy Peep the respective artist and user words contained in the links.

5. Once you find your song, click the three dots next to the heart button and press Share then Copy Album Link. Thankfully you don’t have to reduce anything from the Spotify links. Your final Spotify link should look like this: https://open.spotify.com/album/4IDNhTibTQkHRHA0gzp490?si=AMgFf4XZRGWuCkQdGhp7YQ

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