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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 on 2018-02-05

Hey folks! We’re very excited to announce the launch of the first iteration of Spotify’s new songwriter credits feature.

Spotify users around the world can now view songwriter and producer credits for tracks on the desktop platform and on iOS. 

On desktop, simply right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu of options to view information on performers, songwriters and producers.

 

To read more about the information we're sharing please click here.

song writer credits.jpg

 

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meahtenoha
Status changed to: Implemented

Updated on 2018-02-05

Hey folks! We’re very excited to announce the launch of the first iteration of Spotify’s new songwriter credits feature.

Spotify users around the world can now view songwriter and producer credits for tracks on the desktop platform and on iOS. 

On desktop, simply right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu of options to view information on performers, songwriters and producers.

 

To read more about the information we're sharing please click here.

song writer credits.jpg

 

fjledesma

 Excelent! We will tested. Thank you very much!!!!

John_Paluska

Props Spotify. This is one of the best gifts besides the music collection that you have given to us as subscribers. I like knowing the who behind the music. As a dabbler in music production I like to follow other producers and listen to their work, this helps immensely!

ekuapm

Awesome!! Glad this has finally been done!!

AndrewC123

I'm glad this has been done finally but I wish we musicians had a way to supply this info. Right now it can only be done through the record labels...and I personally have had problems dealing with both labels my work is on.

wkupersa

I don't get an option to show credits when right clicking on a track in the client. 

tollakfriestad

Hi, I'm still missing the possibility to view the full album cover. Credits, artwork and whatever you'd find in a physical product. 

What if you could click the album icon and choose "view full cover art"? That would be awesome.

 

 

2k_1-rmk62duy

Very cool but what about the musicians ?

dlrbrts

This is a great addition to the service. A further enhancement would be to allow users to search using this information, eg: to find all tracks that were either written or produced by specific people, as this does not currently seem to be possible.

HaydnK
cross referencing and linking is a good idea and essential for a quality data base. Haydn