How to Submit Your Music to Pandora

Submitting Music to Pandora: What You’ll Need 1) A physical CD of your music 2) A unique UPC code for that CD.  (If you don’t have one, you can get one at, or at many other music services including,, and 3) Your PHYSICAL CD must be available for sale on Amazon (not just as MP3s) 4) You must own your music, or you must have secured the rights to any music that isn’t yours. 5) A Pandora account 6) Two MP3 files for two of the songs from your CD 7) Once you have all of these items ready to go, you can submit your music to Pandora for consideration here:

Getting Music on Pandora: After I Submit

The Pandora team will decide whether your music’s quality meets their standards, demands, needs, and audience tastes.  You can see the status of your submission here:

How Hard or Easy is it to Get Your Music on Pandora?

Sit down, and take a deep breath.  Hear it from Pandora itself:  “In genres such as rock, pop, or jazz, where we have a large collection to draw upon– and where we already have a great deal of music by independent, unsigned artists– a submission from an independent artist must be uniquely compelling to be accepted.” Who knows what that means, exactly.  If you have a story to tell, or a fan base already in place, I’d imagine it’d only play in your favor.  Keep working on those PR briefs, people. Most importantly, GOOD LUCK!!]]>





17 responses to “How to Submit Your Music to Pandora”

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    Without a fan base, good frickin luck man. Develop some sort of fan base and the money will follow.

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    You can send out a newsletter via email to your possible fans or people in your age group. It’s pretty simple and it only costs around twenty bucks a month for the service. The best way to capture people’s emails is from your website or every time you sell tickets for a show you can ask for your fans’ email address. Then you can stay in touch with them with your newsletter and give your fans updates and discounts and such.

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