Following last week’s changes that benefit remixers, Spotify announced on Friday a new feature that gives producers and songwriters the recognition they deserve.
From now on, users will be able to view the producer and songwriter credits of tracks on the the Spotify’s desktop app. The performers are also listed.
To view the information, right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu.
The credits are provided by record labels, and in some cases, artists. As such, Spotify’s announcement includes the following disclaimer:
“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.”
Tiffany Kumar, global head of songwriter relation at Spotify, said:
“Songwriters are an integral force behind the music we love. 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. 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.”
Producer Frank Dukes (Drake, Kanye West, 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 feature also benefits fans and journalists who have, up until now, had to search for credits outside of Spotify.
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