Displaying album credits

I understand that including all album artwork is considered a premium feature, but at the same time, all people who participated in the making of an album should be credited for their work. Musicians, composers, producers, engineers and everybody involved - plus all the "special thanks" - people, deserve to be credited.

 

This could be implemented by simply displaying the album credits in text form, along with the original front album cover and tracklist. No lyrics, pictures or bonus features, just the credits. Not linking, but displaying the credits along with the album front cover + tracklist by default, in all versions of Spotify. The complete album artwork could still be a Spotify Premium-feature, with this approach.

 

This is not a feature for the listener - most people don't care much about songwriters or who plays bass on track five of this album, but from the perspective of the music creators, this is very important - their (ok, our) careers depend on these little things. Being associated with the music you've recorded (or written, engineered for et c) is still a very important part of building a career in this business.

Updated: 2016-04-25

Hey everyone. Thanks for coming to the Spotify Community with your feedback. Right now we don't have plans to implement showing album credits in the artist pages. However please keep leaving your kudos and comments here and we'll keep bringing to the internal teams at Spotify, thanks!



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jws1
Music Lover

why wouldn't you publish the liner notes? spotify is all about the music - right?? C'mon guys, get it done please.........

HaydnK
Regular

This is a disturbing insight into the ethos behind spotify.  The unwillingness to provide liner notes and credits is a breach of the moral rights of the artists involved in the creation of the music.  Spotify - just another pack of bean counters cashing in on the lowest common denominator. Especially so when they pay the artists so little, take so much and it would cost very little to add the relevant notes and credits.  Pox on you spotify.

ekuapm
Regular

Indeed!! TIDAL has all the credits for the artists! MAKE IT HAPPEN SPOTIFY!!! 

 

G2Gworld
Regular

Still relevant 

 

That is all

Andrejones216
Regular

I would like to see album credits for album.  Nostalgia moment. 

irisbunky
Regular

I, too, would love to see song credits.  It's nice to know who wrote the song, who sang the lead, who played keyboards, etc.  I can surf around for other apps, websites that have that info, but it would be nice if your app handled it!

 

Thanks

AndrewC123
Regular

It's absurd this is still missing, and a sure sign Spotify cares nothing about the musicians/producers who produce their "product". It's also incredibly short-sighted, as being able to check out a musician's work with other artists would only increase engagement within Spotify. Foolish.

dyudkin
Regular

 It's a total travesty that Spotify doesn't include album credits on its albums. You're listening to a jazz album and you can't find a single reference to the drummer. Spotify needs to invest the necessary resources to changing this policy. 

umbra88
Regular

i find it horrifying that nowa days if your streaming or downloading you are denied basic info like who produced the album and what musicians played on each track. Not everyone are mindless listeners who care nothing about how the music was made. Spotify would be sooo much more appraised and respected if they added this info to the albums. It would be good for business and undoubtley better for patrons. 

 

fjledesma
Regular

I enjoy listen my music reading who play in every song. Who sing tje chorus. Who  was the ingennering of sound etc. I was discover for example The Alan Parson Project from knowing his work in the sound of Pink Floyd. That information poduce an explosion of links between albums and musicians which is marvelous. In that sense Spotify  just give us the shell. And the words! I want to read the words to. We have all that in the vinilo and CD and now we lost it. Sorry for my english. I just learning it. Regards!