• Spotify Now Shows Producer and Songwriter Credits

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    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.

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    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.

    Related: DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: Jan. 30

  • Spotify Helps Out Remixers

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    What a time to be a remixer.

    While not all online music platforms have been particularly remixer-friendly in the past, Spotify has put a foot in the right direction.

    In an email sent to artists, the Swedish streaming giant has announced a shift in the way streams of remixes are factored into an artist’s monthly listener count. Previously, streams on most remixes only counted towards the original artist’s total. However, the streams now count towards the remixer’s total as well.

    Additionally, remixes will now appear on the remixer’s profile under both the “Latest Release” and “Popular” sections. Previously, remixes were generally only listed at the bottom of an artists profile, under the “Appears On” section.

    The changes are significant for several reasons. Firstly, they shine a bigger light on remixers and their craft. Secondly, they mean that remixers can now see the performance of their remixes via Spotify’s Artist Insights dashboard.

    DJ remixes have played a starring role in breaking pop singles in recent years, with records such as Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” and Starley’s “Call On Me” being propelled into Billboard’s Hot 100 by remixes from Seeb and Ryan Riback, respectively. And while Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” didn’t need any help becoming a hit, Skrillex’s remix has been streamed over 25 million times alone.

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    Written by Matt Downey and edited by Anthony Polis.

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    Related: DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: Jan. 23

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  • Spotify Reveals Most-Streamed Songs of Summer 2017

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    Spotify has revealed their most-streamed songs of the summer. The tracks were grouped into two charts, global and U.S. top 30, and were tallied between the dates of June 21 and Aug. 27.

    With over 786 million streams, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Justin Bieber-assisted “Despacito Remix” took the top spot on both charts. The song helped lead the surge in popularity of Latin music, which had five songs featured in the global top 30.

    Rocio Guerrero, Spotify’s head of Latin culture, said in the report, “2017 gave us the summer of Latin Music.”

    DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, and Imagine Dragons each had two of their songs make the U.S. top 30.

    See the charts below and download the tracks on DJcity.

    Spotify’s global top 30 songs of the summer:

    1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito Remix
    2. DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
    3. French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
    4. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne – I’m the One
    5. J Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente
    6. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
    7. Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, & Big Sean – Feels
    8. Charlie Puth – Attention
    9. Liam Payne ft. Quavo – Strip That Down
    10. Imagine Dragons – Thunder
    11. Jonas Blue ft. William Singe – Mama
    12. David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber – 2U
    13. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3
    14. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
    15. Axwell & Ingrosso – More Than You Know
    16. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
    17. Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – Swalla
    18. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
    19. Maluma – Felices Los 4
    20. Imagine Dragons – Believer
    21. Danny Ocean – Me Rehuso
    22. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito
    23. Post Malone ft. Quavo – Congratulations
    24. Maggie Lindemann – Pretty Girl – Cheat Codes Remix
    25. Rita Ora – Your Song
    26. Niall Horan – Slow Hands
    27. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry
    28. Martin Garrix ft. Troye Sivan – There For You
    29. Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson – Symphony
    30. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like

    Spotify’s U.S. top 30 songs of the summer:

    1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito Remix
    2. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3
    3. DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
    4. French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
    5. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
    6. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne – I’m the One
    7. Post Malone ft. Quavo – Congratulations
    8. 21 Savage – Bank Account
    9. Khalid – Location
    10. Childish Gambino – Redbone
    11. Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, & Big Sean – Feels
    12. Travis Scott – Butterfly Effect
    13. Liam Payne ft. Quavo – Strip That Down
    14. Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255
    15. Imagine Dragons – Believer
    16. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
    17. Charlie Puth – Attention
    18. Sam Hunt – Body Like A Back Road
    19. Playboi Carti – Magnolia
    20. David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber – 2U
    21. Future – Mask Off
    22. Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos – Slide
    23. J Balvin & Willy William – Mi Gente
    24. Travis Scott ft. Kendrick Lamar – Goosebumps
    25. Migos ft. ft. Gucci Mane – Slippery
    26. Drake – Signs
    27. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
    28. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry
    29. Imagine Dragons – Thunder
    30. Niall Horan – Slow Hands

    Related: DJcity’s Spotify Playlist Update: Aug. 29