Spotify has finally added songwriter and producer credits on its desktop platform for both free and Premium users worldwide. The music streamer called this the first iteration of the feature and hinted that it would eventually be be added to Spotify's mobile apps, as well.
At today's launch of songwriter and producer credit, Spotify will display record label provided metadata,and their source. "We realize some of the label-provided credits are incomplete or may contain inaccuracies," Spotify said in a statement, "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."
To access the new feature, right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu of options to view information on performers, songwriters and producers.
“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.”
More Love For Songwriters
The credits feature follows 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.