In a recent blog post, Spotify has announced that it will terminate its direct upload beta program come end of July.
In a statement, the streaming service says:
“The most impactful way we can improve the experience of delivering music to Spotify for as many artists and labels as possible is to lean into the great work our distribution partners are already doing to serve the artist community”
Direct Upload Feature Discontinued
The service was initially rolled out in September 2018.
The feature gave independent artists the opportunity to bypass services such as TuneCore and DistroKid to upload music and see directed profit from the traffic. Spotify says:
artists will need to move their already released content to another provider” by the end of July, and that it is currently working with distribution partners for a smooth transition for artists who “uploaded music through the beta.”