Spotify Launches New Songwriter Credits Feature
This post comes from Spotify’s blog.
We’re very excited to announce the launch of the first iteration of Spotify’s new songwriter credits feature.
Beginning today, Spotify users around the world can view songwriter and producer credits for tracks on the desktop platform. Simply right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu of options to view information on performers, songwriters and producers.
At launch, we’re showing information we have from record label-provided metadata, and will also display the source of the credits so you know where it’s coming from. We realize some of the label-provided credits are incomplete or may contain inaccuracies, but this is just the first step in displaying songwriter credits on Spotify. The feature will continually evolve to become more efficient, provide better functionality, and incorporate more information from industry partners over time.
“Songwriters are an integral force behind the music we love,” said Tiffany Kumar, Global Head of Songwriter Relations, Spotify. “With the newly launched credits feature, we aim to increase songwriter and producer visibility and, in turn, foster discovery among new collaborators, industry partners, and fans.”
“The more we share information, the more opportunities we can help create for songwriters,” added Annika Goldman, Director of Music Publishing Operations, Spotify. “This is just the beginning of making songwriter and producer credits more easily available to Spotify listeners, and we look forward to continually improving that information, in close collaboration with our music industry partners.”
Songwriter Ali Tamposi (Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Camila Cabello, and others) said, “We’re all artists in our own right, and every artist appreciates being recognized for their hard work. I’m excited and grateful to see this new feature on Spotify.”
Songwriter Frank Dukes (Camila Cabello, Lorde, and more) added, “It’s amazing to see Spotify give the unsung heroes of music some recognition on their platform. Definitely a step in the right direction.”
The new credits feature follows on the heels of other Spotify songwriter-focused initiatives, including the launch of the Secret Genius program. Secret Genius entails multiple initiatives that further strengthen Spotify’s commitment to supporting the creative community, including an ambassador program, Songshops (global songwriting workshops), The Secret Genius Awards, podcasts and curated playlists.