HOW TO GET VERIFIED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Being verified as an artist on social sites helps fans and music industry decision makers identify you as a serious artist. The first step to knowing how to get verified on social media is knowing which sites you can request to be verified on. Below you’ll find the sites you can request to be verified on, and how, as well as the sites you can’t request to be verified on.
The more sites that you are verified on, the more that people will take your music career seriously. Building a following and engaging with your followers is one way to help you get verified.
SITES YOU CAN REQUEST TO BE VERIFIED ON:
- Spotify – Click here to get your account on Spotify verified. Every artist on Spotify can get verified.
- YouTube – Click here for how to get verified on YouTube. You do need 100,000 subscribers to qualify.
- Instagram – You can now request to be verified on Instagram. Click here to learn how to request verification on Instagram. Instagram doesn’t list verification requirements, but they do not approve everyone for verification. You can request verification every 30 days if you’re rejected.
SITES YOU CAN BE VERIFIED ON BUT CANNOT REQUEST TO BE VERIFIED ON:
- Facebook Band/Artist Page – Currently this blue checkmark is reserved for celebrities. You can read more here.
- Twitter – Twitter used to allow you to request to be verified. Twitter may be working on a way where everyone will be verified. You can read more here.
- Snapchat – Verified accounts on Snapchat, have an emoji next to them. You can read more here.
- Musical.ly – Verified accounts on Musical.ly have a crown in the top right corner of their profile image. Musical.ly doesn’t provide information on how to get “crowned” but the majority of crowned accounts have large followings on Musical.ly.