Getting credits on a track

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Getting credits on a track

kddlb
Casual Listener

It would be great if we could get songwriter and producer credits through the API.

 

Somebody on the GitHub issue repo asked two years ago, and nothing has come out of it 😕

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spotifyjosh
Spotify
Spotify

Hey @kddlb! Thanks for letting us know that this is something you'd like to see. How would you use this API feature if it were available?

DiFronzo
Newbie

Endpoint: https://api.spotify.com/v1/tracks/{id}

Returns:

  • Songwriters
    • external_urls
    • href
    • id
    • name
    • type (like artist, songwriter, producer)
    • uri
  • Producers 
    • external_urls
    • href
    • id
    • name
    • type
    • uri
  • Credits Source (like Epic, Motown, etc.)

 

Endpoint: https://api.spotify.com/v1/songwriter/{id}

Returns:

  • Top 50 contributions (based on numbers of streams)
    • Streams
    • Artists
    • Title
    • Audio Preview
    • Cover Art
    • Release Date
    • Playlist URL for Writer
  • Number of songs written that are available on Spotify
  • Top 10 artist collaboration
  • Writer Info (name, Spotify ID, etc.)

 

Endpoint: https://api.spotify.com/v1/producer/{id}

Returns:

  • Top 50 contributions (based on numbers of streams)
    • Streams
    • Artists
    • Title
    • Audio Preview
    • Cover Art
    • Release Date
    • Playlist URL for producer
  • Number of songs produced that are available on Spotify
  • Top 10 artist collaboration
  • Producer Info (name, Spotify ID, etc.)

TomekT
Visitor

I would love to see this feature in the WebAPI.

Is it already scheduled for development?

cop2018
Newbie

This would be an awesome feature to have! I think that providing developer access to the credit data would enable all sorts of new ways to sort by writers, producers, labels, etc...

 

I think it's always super cool to see who worked on a track behind the scenes and I think that it would be really awesome to do some data analysis of which entities are responsible for production in certain areas of music using the API (including the most popular songs in those areas). An API layout like @DiFronzo suggested would be great. I would be first in line to use this data if it was provided!

 

p.s. I know I can probably find it all elsewhere if I looked hard enough but having it in the API would be super convenient instead of having to scrape other sites

epiq
Newbie

My case is follows:

  • Get playlist for Artists Radio
  • Get Source for each track ( i.e. label)

Martyndunn
Visitor
Hi @spotifyjosh, I too would really love this addition to the API!

nathanleroy
Visitor
This has been a long-requested feature.... https://github.com/spotify/web-api/issues/779

Andre_Delaney
Newbie

I work at a major and we need to find all of our writers' appearances on NMF - something that's done manually at the moment. Using the API could hopefully automate this and save a lot of time (and increase accuracy).

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