Spotify puts spotlight on songwriters with new feature

Not all singers write their own songs. Even the legendary Barry Manilow’s hit “I write the Songs” was written by the beach Boys’ Bruce Johnston.

The new songwriter credits feature by Spotify will allow users to find out who really wrote the songs, as well as view songwriter and producer credits for tracks via Spotify’s program for desktop and laptops.

In order to access it, right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu of options to view information on performers, songwriters and producers.

In a post on their social media page, the streaming service said the information will be based on the metadata provided by record labels, and it 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” said the post.

Credits feature is aimed to increase songwriter and producer visibility and , collaborators, industry partners and fans, said Spotify global head of songwriter relations Tiffany Kumar.

The director of music publishing operations Annika Goldman said by sharing more information, it would hlp create more opportunities 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,” said Goldman.

PHOTO CREDIT – Complex

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