Everything you need to know about setting up a pre-save link for your new music release.
Written by Leni - June 9, 2021
We’ve seen your requests and know that pre-save links are one of the most requested new features on Amuse. Our product team is working hard to make it happen, and it’s coming very (very) soon! In the meantime, we have put together a break down of all you need to know about pre-save links, to get you ready for the launch of the feature on our platform.
Pre-save links are a key part of any new music campaign, as they allow your fans to “pre-save” your upcoming track or album to music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
When a fan clicks on your pre-save link, they’re taken to a page that lets them “pre-save” your new release, meaning that on release day it’s automatically available in their music library.
On the day your music becomes available, the link will automatically convert over to a released version and you can continue sharing the same smart link to direct fans to your music.
98s x Fumez The Engineer new ‘Plugged In’ Freestyle drops at midnight, tonight.🔥98s collective sonic alchemy & with @FumezEngineer engineering finesse, this track is set to become the next big freestyle drill hit. Pre-save now https://t.co/CII1xJDYEd 🔗 pic.twitter.com/KhsakmNCcn— Amuse (@amuse_io) November 25, 2020
Why is it good to have a pre-save link?
Pre-save links help you build up hype with your fans before release day, and is the best way to make sure they listen to your music as soon as it drops. They also give your fans one more way to take concrete action ahead of your new music’s release.
Pre-save links also count toward the number of “saves” you get on release day, and the more “saves” you get the more likely your track is to end up on one of Spotify’s algorithmic or editorial playlists, like “Release Radar” and “Discover Weekly,” as pre-save links count towards your first day stream count.
Where can I set up a pre-save link?
Creating a pre-save campaign is super easy, and there are a heap of services available to help you set one up. If you distribute your music using Amuse, you can request your release URI from our customer service team (contact them here) and set up your pre-save link using SmartURL. The URI is a unique code that Spotify uses to identify different tracks and albums on the platform. More instructions for SmartURL pre-save links up next.
How should I promote my pre-save link?
Once you’ve set up your pre-save link, it’s time to make some noise. Share your pre-save page link alongside promo teasers and track previews on social or via email to your email list subscribers, so your fans can get a taste of your new release and get hyped to add it to their music libraries in advance.
💡FYI: If you have a verified Spotify account and an active account with Amuse, you’ll find the URI under your upcoming releases -- use this when creating your pre-save link.
Stay tuned for our pre-save feature arrival (so soon!) and follow us on Instagram for instant updates.
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