Sponsored Session

Drive brand affinity by offering 30 minutes of ad-free listening.


With Sponsored Session, your brand becomes a gateway to an enhanced streaming experience. Offer your audience the opportunity to unlock 30 minutes of ad-free listening in exchange for watching your brand’s video.

Users receive your brand’s Sponsored Session offer only if app is in view, at the start or during mobile sessions. After watching your video message, a clickable display unit appears, inviting further engagement and initiating the 30-minute ad-free session.

Mobile, tablet devices.

Buy via direct sale or programmatic technology.


Component 1: "Watch Video" Title Card

Image and Voiceover Provided by Spotify

Component 2: Video (Hosted by Spotify)

Length Maximum of 30 seconds
File Type MOV, MP4
Max File Size 500 MB
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Quality HD (such as 1280x720)
Volume RMS normalized to -14 dBFS
Peak normalized to -0.2 dBFS
Additional Requirements
  • No black bars (no letter-boxing, pillar-boxing, or window-boxing)
  • Frame rate should be NTSC or PAL compatible
  • No interlaced videos
  • Video must be submitted without leaders (no slates, countdowns, etc.)

Component 3: Session Start Card (Hosted by Spotify)

Image Dimensions 640x640
Max File Size 200 KB
File Type JPG
3rd Party Tracking Click commands and 1x1 tracking pixels only
All third-party tags and tracking URLs need to be in https format.
Additional requirements
  • Must provide clickthrough URL (only one clickthrough URL can be used)
  • Can click to Spotify URLs and external links.
  • No auto-play external links.

We request all creative assets at least 5 working days prior to the start of a campaign, except in extenuating circumstances.