Spotify Now Displays Songwriter Credits

February 2, 2018

Your fans don’t just listen to tracks; they get involved with their music.

And they love to know who wrote and produced their favorite songs. Of course, you want all the right people (including yourself!) to get the adoration they deserve and the opportunity to be discovered by new collaborators and industry partners—which is why we’re so excited to announce that songwriter credits are now readily available on Spotify’s desktop app.

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 we’ll also display the source of the credits. We realize some of this may be incomplete or may contain inaccuracies, but this is just a first step: the feature will continually evolve to provide better functionality, and incorporate more information from industry partners.

The new credits feature follows on the heels of our other songwriter-focused initiatives, including the launch of the Secret Genius program, which gives the contributions of songwriters and producers some long overdue props. There’s a lot going on with Secret Genius’ plans to support the creative community, including the ambassador program Songshops, which is a global songwriting workshop, The Secret Genius Awards, podcasts, and curated playlists.

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