In its final weeks before going public, Spotify is rolling out new changes, including finally adding songwriter and producer credits for tracks on the desktop platform. Users now have the option to right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” for more information on the typically invisible performers, songwriters, and producers involved in a song’s creation.
Spotify announced the feature on a blog post, asking for patience among its users. “At launch, we’re showing information we have from record label-provided metadata, and will also display the source of the credits so you know where it’s coming from,” reads the post. “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.”
“Songwriters are an integral force behind the music we love,” says 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.”
Prior to the announcement of this new feature, Spotify recently changed its songwriters’ streaming royalties rate; shooting up by 50% following a landmark ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board.