If you have uploaded a release via DistroKid and need to grab your Artist, Album, or Track URI, you can use DistroKid's URI Looker Upper! Check it out at here: https://distrokid.com/uri
Note that for super recent uploads, you may need to wait a day or two for a URI to populate.
If you need a URI for a release that you didn't upload through DistroKid, follow these steps in the Spotify Desktop application (not the web version):
- Click to the three dots next to the artist name/album/track title
- Click 'Share'
- Click 'Copy Spotify URI' from the second menu
Spotify has also recently started rolling out a new version of their application which hides the "Copy Spotify URI" menu item. If you do not see this option on your share menu, you probably have the updated app. Not to worry! You can still get your URI by holding down the option key on Mac or the alt key on Windows when hovering over the share menu.
Additionally, if you happen to select the URL on accident, not to worry! You can actually convert URLs to URIs pretty simply! The URI and URL utilize the same internal code! Check it out:
Both links share the same ID: EXAMPLE
The only difference is the prefix:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/ vs spotify:artist: