Visuals can make or break an artist’s chances of winning the attention of fans. Packaging, digital or otherwise, is important, and image dimensions vary from platform to platform: Amazon and Apple require different image sizes for their respective profile pictures, for example.

Music benefits from clean, consistent imagery across all social and streaming channels, unburdened by pixel grain or a crop job that leaves artwork off-center. Whether creating artwork yourself or receiving help from a designer, there are some important sizes and instructions worth referencing before release day.

In hopes of making your life easier, we scoured the internet to aggregate current image upload standards. Here’s our ultimate image size guide for all major music platforms.

Spotify

Spotify artist profiles have two images that you can update: avatar and header. To edit your Spotify images, simply log in to your Spotify for Artists account, navigate to Profile, then Edit Image at the top of page to change your header, or Edit Profile on the left to update your avatar.

To ensure your Spotify profile is looking as fresh as possible, make note of their image specs and guidelines below.

Need access to Spotify for Artists? Request it here. Want more inspiration? Check out Spotify’s blog post on What Makes an Excellent Artist Image.

Spotify Image Sizes and Specs

iTunes & Apple Music

iTunes and Apple Music allows artists to update their avatar across both storefronts, but you must make the request through your distributor.

If you’ve distributed content through Stem and would like to manage your profile image on Amazon, send us a note at [email protected]. If you haven’t used Stem to distribute your music, what are you waiting for? Create an account here.

iTunes and Apple Music Images Sizes

Amazon

Artists are able to update their profile image on Amazon Music’s storefront, but you must make the request through your distributor.

If you’ve distributed content through Stem and would like to manage your profile image on Amazon, send us a note at [email protected]. If you haven’t used Stem to distribute your music, what are you waiting for? Create an account here.

Amazon Music Image Sizes

Tidal

Artists are able to update their avatar on Tidal’s storefront, but it must be done through your distributor.

If you’ve distributed content through Stem and would like to manage your profile image, send us a note at [email protected]. If you haven’t used Stem to distribute your music, what are you waiting for? Create an account here.

Tidal Image Sizes

Deezer

Deezer enables artists to update their banner and avatar on its storefront, but like Amazon and Tidal, your distributor must help to manage this for you.

If you’ve distributed content through Stem and would like to manage your profile image, send us a note at [email protected]. If you haven’t used Stem to distribute your music, what are you waiting for? Create an account here.

Deezer Image SizesYouTube

YouTube is an important place not only to upload videos, but to promote your music. In fact, we wrote an entire blog post on this topic called The Dos and Don’ts of Promoting Your Music on YouTube to help you set your releases up for success on the platform.

A great thing about YouTube is that it allows artists to update their profile image and cover art directly on its platform. Simply log in to your YouTube account and edit your profile there.

YouTube Image Sizes

SoundCloud

With SoundCloud, artists have the ability to edit imagery on the profiles directly. Simply log in to your SoundCloud account and manage your profile in order to make sure your profile photo, album artwork and header are all up-to-date.

SoundCloud Images