Spotify has launched a new initiative to provide visibility for songwriters, giving them their own profile pages on the streaming platform.
This page includes a playlist with all of the songs they’ve worked on and an adjustment to song credits to link to said pages.
Missy Elliott, Justin Tranter, Meghan Trainor, Fraser T Smith, Teddy Geiger and Ben Billions are among the first songwriters accepted onto the beta launch of this new project. Spotify explained that, as of yet, “only a limited number” of songwriters are listed, but it has launched an online form for others to register.
Jules Parker, Spotify’s head of publishing and songwriter relations, said: “The launch of publicly visible songwriter credits on Spotify in 2018 was merely a first step. Together with the publishing industry, we’ve continued to evolve our data sharing and analytics efforts, and are proud to unveil this next iteration.”
While this is good news for songwriters, we’re yet to see any developments as to whether Spotify will begin to include engineering credits.