Information for Artists Submitting to Pandora

For an illustrated guide to being an artist on Pandora, please download the Artist Handbook here

 

For other inquiries, please check out our frequently asked questions listed below, or review other Artist Support articles here.


Can anyone submit music or comedy to Pandora?

How do I submit my music or comedy to Pandora?

How many submissions can I send at one time?

Can I cancel my submission?

As an Independent Artist, how can I benefit from the new Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium features for my fans?

If I am an international artist, how can I submit my recordings to Pandora?

 
 

Can anyone submit music or comedy to Pandora?

 

Yes. Independent artists are welcome to submit their music for consideration by Pandora via the Independent Artist Submissions Portal: http://submit.pandora.com. Any content accepted via this portal will only be playable on Pandora’s ad-supported radio service. It will NOT be available to Pandora’s listeners on our two Interactive tiers of service; Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium. In order for music and comedy to be available to listeners on Pandora Plus and Premium, it must be delivered to Pandora via one of our licensed direct deal partners. You can find list of options here:

 

A-Train
AWAL
Believe
CDBaby
Distrokid
IDOL
FUGA’s IIP
Ingrooves
One RPM
Orchard
Phonofile
State 51
Symphonic
Tunecore

 

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How do I submit my music or comedy to Pandora?

 

Pandora strongly prefers you use an approved partner with a direct deal to deliver your content to us. Once you've established a relationship with one of those partners and/or have opted in to your distributor's Pandora license, follow these steps to submit your music for inclusion on Pandora Radio, Pandora Plus, and Pandora Premium.

  1. Ensure that you’re working with a direct deal partner of Pandora’s to distribute your content, and that you’ve opted in to Pandora’s agreement with that partner.
  2. Go to submit.pandora.com.
  3. Enter your basic contact information.
  4. Enter details about your submission, including your name, release information (UPC included), and the link to the track you want to Pandora to consider.
  5. Verify your account.
 

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How many submissions can I send at one time?

 

When submitting your content through the submissions portal, please use the details about your submission as the opportunity to point out the ONE track that best represents your content. At the same time, please ensure that ALL of your content is delivered to us via one of our licensed partners. Our Curation team will consider the track submitted via the submissions portal. If the track is approved, the remainder of your content delivered via a licensed partner will also be considered.

 

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Can I cancel my submission?

 

Yes. If you’re in the process of completing your submissions form, you can begin the cancellation process by closing the web page. As you do, you’ll be asked to confirm your cancellation. If you choose “Cancel Submission,” your work will not be reviewed for inclusion on Pandora.

 

If you decide to cancel your submission after we’ve received your information, you may re-submit that same release at a later time without being blocked.

 

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As an Independent Artist, how can I benefit from the new Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium features for my fans?

 

Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium are Pandora’s new interactive tiers of service. Pandora Plus allows subscribers to listen to your music without advertisements. It also allows your fans to replay your songs, and to listen to your songs in offline stations on a user’s device.

 

Pandora Premium allows your fans to play what they want, when they want. They can create playlists with your music, and listen to it offline when there is no connection. Pandora Premium is the most complete tier of service on Pandora.

 

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If I am an international artist, how can I submit my recordings to Pandora?

 

If you live outside of the US, Australia and New Zealand you can still submit your music or comedy to Pandora for consideration.

 

Go to the main submission page here and click 'Register for Free.' You will then be asked to fill out a form including your email address, password, birth year and gender.

 

After agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, click 'Register.'

 

With the same email address and password you used to create your account, you will be able to submit your work for consideration at submit.pandora.com.

 

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