Here at NoGossipLA, we are constantly cheering for the Independent Artist. We love to showcase ground-breaking moves which we feel are greatly in the favor of the indie creator. That is why we had to share the latest move made by our friends at Spotify.
Spotify has officially decided to list songwriter and producer credits within the desktop platform of their service. And yes, they have announced the full integration of this service—it is here to say. Spotify’s director of music publishing operations, Annika Goldman stated, “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.”
This sounds like an on-going effort to bring more awareness to the importance of songwriters; this service solidly answers the question: should songwriters be recognized after contributing to the creative process? Well, of course, they should!
the feature even pulls past-generated song credit information from record label provided meta-data; this retroactive approach even boasts the ability to disclose the original source of the information—providing more clarity for its users.
This concept is definitely an evolution-in-progress. And while there is no way to quantize the exact effect that it will have on the Indie music creator, it is safe to say the effect will be a massively positive one. Spotify is a company that isn’t shy about showing it’s appreciation and love for songwriters, producers, and other music creators. Last year, the streaming giant unveiled the “Secret Genius Program; among its other attributes, the plan entails global songwriting workshops. Think of this as a boot camp for creatives.
So, music publishers everywhere—Rejoice! Things are looking up for the future of the Independent creator of music.