Hi there! I'm using Spotify's pretty good MPRIS support to display now playing information in Conky and in OBS. A minor improvement I would like is for MPRIS to export all the artists, comma-separated, as is presently displayed in the players. The album artist tag seems to show the single artist the album is associated with, so there's not really much reason not to show everyone involved in the regular artist tag.
Example case output from playerctl metadata:
spotify mpris:trackid spotify:track:4Cf79mYekC12YWNw13Va8r spotify mpris:length 299130000 spotify mpris:artUrl https://open.spotify.com/image/ab67616d00001e0277be67e94fa0808293ed0af6 spotify xesam:album Bullet **bleep** spotify xesam:albumArtist RichaadEB spotify xesam:artist RichaadEB spotify xesam:autoRating 0.58999999999999997 spotify xesam:discNumber 1 spotify xesam:title Bad Apple!! spotify xesam:trackNumber 14 spotify xesam:url https://open.spotify.com/track/4Cf79mYekC12YWNw13Va8r
Cristina Vee provides vocals on this song, so the artist field should ideally show "RichaadEB, Cristina Vee".
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MPRIS support in spotify has been broken since the 1.0 release. Probably even before. It's pretty unlikely that they will fix it in the near future.
I recently wrote a standalone program, providing proper MPRIS support using the spotify web api.
You can have a look at it if you're interested: https://github.com/freundTech/SpotPRIS2