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Setting up Spotify Payouts

Spotify Payouts is the technology we use to help the Spotify creator community - such as podcasters - get paid for the work they create.

If you’ve been approved for ads, you’ll need to create a Spotify Payouts account to complete setting up ads products on your podcast. Your Spotify Payouts account will be connected to the Spotify account you use to log into Spotify for Podcasters.

Signing up for Spotify Payouts doesn’t impact your earnings. Revenue is paid out automatically to your bank account each month.

Setting up Spotify Payouts

  1. Go to Monetize
  2. Find Ads and click to continue setup
    Note: You’ll only see this option if you’ve been approved for ads.
  3. Fill out the required info.
    Note: You'll need your Tax Identification Number to enable Spotify Payouts. More info here
  4. Confirm your answers, then select Save and complete.

You’ll receive an email confirming that your Spotify Payouts account is active.

Signing up as a business or an individual

The difference is mainly in the tax implications. There are no differences in the service or payout frequency between individual and business.

Business payouts are made payable to a company, which is a legally recognized business entity. Individual payouts are made directly to private individuals. So the information we collect in order to make a payout is different.

To be paid as an individual, we need your:

  • Legal name
  • Home address
  • Social security number (SSN)
    Note: We collect your SSN for tax purposes in order to pay you and to file any required tax information reporting

To be paid as a business, we typically need your:

  • Business’ name
  • Business type
  • Business address
  • Tax identification number (TIN)

If you’re a sole proprietor or single-member LLC, we need your:

  • Legal name
  • Home address
  • Tax identification number (TIN)
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