Alerts are mobile notifications that inform you when any of your “Followed Artists” or “Followed Songs” have significant activity.
You can get alerted on:
- Spotify Playlist Adds
For your “Followed Artists”, you’ll get alerted every time any song from your artist is added to one of the Top 250 playlists worldwide, whether you select “Everywhere” or your preferred territory (e.g. United States, United Kingdom).
For your “Followed Songs”, you’ll get alerted every time your song is added to top playlists. When you have as your preferred territory:
- “Everywhere”: You’ll get alerts for Top 250 playlists worldwide.
- A specific territory: You’ll get alerts for Top 250 playlists worldwide and Top 100 local playlists.
- Spotify Chart Peaks
When your preferred territory is set to “Everywhere”, you’ll get alerted every time any song from your artist reaches a new peak in the Global Top 200 chart.
When your preferred territory is set to a specific territory (e.g. United States, United Kingdom), you’ll get alerted every time any song from your artist reaches a new peak in the Global and local Top 200 charts.
- Spotify Release Comparisons
A new release from the artist outperforms their previous release or highest streamed track. Tap the alert to go to the News tab and see a graph charting the stream comparisons over 90 days.
- Spotify Milestones
A song reached a significant global streaming threshold. (10k, 100k, 1M, 10M, etc.) Tap the alert to see how fast it reached that milestone compare to previous songs.
- Spotify Spikes
A song saw a sharp increase in daily global streams. Tap the alert to see the source of spike and any playlists driving major streams. This alert currently only works when you follow a song; it is not available on the artist level.
- Instagram Engaging Posts
An Instagram post reached the artist’s top 5 most engaging posts in the past 90 days. Tap the alert to compare the likes and comments per follower to other recent posts.
Instagram engagements are defined as total likes and comments.
UMA must be able to track the artist’s Instagram account to receive this alert, which means the Instagram account must be a “business” account. Due to Instagram settings, accounts set to “personal” cannot be tracked. In the social tab, you can add the artist’s Instagram account by clicking the “Connect social channels” button.
- Shazam Tag Spikes
Shazam tags of a song spiked, with data on how many tags and what hour the spike occurred. The alert uses military time (24hr).
How to set up your alerts
Step 1: Alerts are currently only available for the UMA mobile app. Search for “Universal Music Artists” on your mobile app store and download it for free.
Step 2: Tap the artist image at the bottom of your screen. On the “Explore” tab, search for your artist or song and tap “Follow”.
Step 3: On the “Alerts” tab, choose your preferred territory for additional local alerts or select “Everywhere” for global alerts only.
Step 4: Toggle your alerts on and you’re all set!
Make sure notifications are enabled for UMA in your phone's settings.