Spotify launches songwriter credits feature

Spotify launches songwriter credits feature

Spotify’s has announced the launch of its new songwriter credits feature.

Spotify users can now view songwriter and producer credits for tracks on the desktop platform by right-clicking on a track and selecting “Show Credits” from the menu of options.

“Songwriters are an integral force behind the music we love,” said Tiffany Kumar, Spotify's global head of songwriter relations. “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 streaming service will display the information it has from record label-provided metadata, and will also display the source of the credits. "We realise 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," it said in a statement. "The feature will continually evolve to become more efficient, provide better functionality, and incorporate more information from industry partners over time."

“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.”

The new 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.

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