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Will my playlist work for listeners in different countries?

Written by Louis V.

Written by Louis V.

Updated over a week ago

In the streaming world, music rights and licenses vary between countries. A song available on Spotify (or any other platform) in the US, can be unavailable in the UK. Lots of tracks are available across many markets though. 

How to set a main country?

To make sure your main audience can stream all of your tracks, you can add a preferred market in the Soundsgood Playlist Editor:

  • Head to the Publishing Settings box while editing a playlist.
  • Click Advanced to unveil more parameters.
  • Find Target listeners in and pick a country.
  • Make sure the playlist is saved.

What happens in the other countries?

When you set a main country, it does not mean that listeners abroad will not be able to stream your playlists. They’ll have a flawless streaming experience but there is a chance that they don’t get all the tracks though. Sometimes a few tracks are missing, sometimes more. It depends on the deals signed between music distributors, record labels and streaming platforms for each artist.

I feel like changing the settings didn’t do anything

When you switch countries on an existing playlist, Soundsgood don’t change your tracklist to avoid losing tracks. If you feel like nothing happens, it’s better to start curating a new playlist from scratch, select your target country, and then add tracks or import a tracklist.

Other questions?

Feel free to ask questions in the comments below!