Disclaimer: To help you, we’ve listed some common issues that developers have had with our terms. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list of the restrictions and your use of Spotify’s tools is always subject to the Developer Terms of Service. We hope these tips are useful and want to encourage you to continue building innovatively with our tools while respecting the rights of others.
Your integration may run into challenges if it includes:
- Alarms / Alert Tones: Utilizing or modifying Spotify song clips for alarm and/or alert integrations.
- Branding guidelines: Failure to comply with the Spotify Branding Guidelines.
- Business-to-Business (B2B): Business-to-business, enterprise-facing integrations or “one to many” use cases.
- Content-saving: Enabling users to save or download Spotify content (eg. ripping songs, downloads of cover art).
- Commercial use: Making commercial use of the Spotify platform is not allowed, unless you have the specific written permission of Spotify and its partners.
- DJ/Mixes: Using Spotify’s catalog to mix multiple tracks into one without prior approval.
- Games / Trivia Quizzes: Incorporating Spotify into any gaming or quiz functionality without prior approval.
- Hi-Res Audio: Converting and/or playing audio in a higher resolution than provided by Spotify.
- Integration with 3rd party services: Enabling users to access playback from competing streaming & digital services (eg. transfer metadata directly/indirectly and/or to another competing music service).
- Artificially increasing play counts: Using a bot or other technology to artificially increase play counts, or providing compensation (financial or otherwise) for users to stream.
- Content Alteration: Editing Spotify’s metadata, artwork and recordings, including making them accessible as clips (eg. equalization or booster apps).
- Synchronization: Syncing sound recordings accessed via the Spotify Platform with other recordings, lyrics and/or visual media.
- Voice-Control: Using Spotify’s tools to build voice-enabled experiences.
- White-Labeling: Offering track playback, metadata, cover art or audio previews behind a paywall or charging as a standalone product.