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02 Feb 2018 5:37 PM
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Songwriters and producers are usually the unsung heroes in the music making process. However, Spotify seeks to change this by addressing a long-standing complaint about its service by adding songwriter, producer and musician credits for tracks on its desktop platform, effective today.

Users can right-click on a track and select “Show Credits” from the menu of options to view information on performers, songwriters and producers - using data sourced from record labels. 

“Songwriters are an integral force behind the music we love,” said Tiffany Kumar, Spotify's global head of songwriter relations. “With the newly launched credits feature, we aim to increase songwriter and producer visibility and, in turn, foster discovery among new collaborators, industry partners, and fans.”

Annika Goldman, director of music publishing operations at Spotify, also added:

“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.”

The new credits feature follows on the heels of other Spotify songwriter-focused initiatives, including the launch of the Secret Genius program and awards.