The digital services will display your artist roles and credits differently depending on the service. The way an artist is displayed on a specific service is not something we can control or change. All artists should be credited in the roles they actually play and the digital services will display them according to their policies. Our Operations team will review products on a daily basis and will raise a query if it looks as though an incorrect credit has been assigned to a Track or Product. This can delay the release date for the product.
Important Note: We cannot change artist roles after a release has been approved.
We’ve outlined some of the different ways contributors are displayed on the services below:
- Spotify - Primary artist credits will result in a release displaying in the main portion of an artist's Spotify page, as well as their ‘Latest Release’. The artist page will be linked to the release right below the product title.
- Apple Music - Primary artist credits on Apple will result in a similar manner to most platforms. A Primary artist will have their product appear in the ‘Albums’ or ‘Singles & EPs’ sections (depending on the classification), as well as additional categories like ‘Top Songs’ and ‘Latest Release’.
- Amazon Music - A Primary artist will have their product appear in the ‘Popular Songs’ and ‘Albums’ sections. The release will also appear as the artist’s ‘New Release’.
- Tidal - A Primary artist will have their products displayed in the main portion of their page and categorized in the ‘Albums’ or ‘EP & Singles’ sections depending on the classification. A release could also appear in a primary artist’s ‘Top Tracks’ section.
Track Only Primary Artist (appearing on less than 50% of tracks on a multi-track release)
- Spotify - These types of artist credits result in a release displaying in the relevant artist’s ‘Appears On’ section and the release will not display as their ‘Latest Release’.
- Apple Music - Tracks for these artists appear only in the ‘Top Tracks’ section of their page.
- Amazon Music - If a primary artist is credited only at the track level, the product will only populate in the ‘Popular Songs’ section of their artist page.
- Tidal - A primary artist only at the track level will have the release displayed in the ‘Appears On’ portion of their page.
- Spotify - Featuring artists will have a release display in their ‘Appears On’ section and the release will not display as their ‘Latest Release’.
- Apple Music - Releases will display in the ‘Appears On’ section of a featuring artist’s Apple Music page.
- Amazon Music - A Featuring Artist will have their product appear in the Popular Songs section only.
- Tidal - A Featuring Artist on a Track only will have that track appear in the ‘Top Tracks’ and ‘Appears On’ section only.
Note: For more information on using Featuring/’With’ artist credits, read here.
- Spotify - Remixers can expect to see releases in the ‘Album’, ‘Singles & EPs’ section, ‘Popular’ and ‘Latest Release’. However, if only credited on less than half of a release, the product will feature in the ‘Appears On’ Section.
- Apple Music - Remixer credits do not transfer onto the Remixer profile on the Apple Music platform.
- Amazon Music - Remixer credits do not transfer onto the Remixer profile on the platform.
- Tidal - Remixers have products featured in the ‘Credits’ section of their artist profile. Unlike other platforms, products can be clicked through from the track credit.
- Spotify - Songwriters and producers are credited track by track and can be viewed by clicking the three dots next to a track and selecting ‘Show Credits’.
- Apple Music - Songwriters are displayed by clicking the three dots next to a track title and clicking “Song Info”. The songwriters will display in the ‘composers’ box. Producers are not displayed on Apple Music.
- Amazon Music - Songwriter and Producer credits are not available on this platform.
- Tidal - Your Songwriters and Producers will have a release display in the ‘Credits’ portion of their page. Tidal has pages dedicated to Additional Contributors and accommodate all ranges of Additional Contributors. Songwriters and Producers have ‘artist’ like pages dedicated to them which are all linked to each track.
What are Compound artists and why should you be aware of them? If your release is a collaboration between two artists, please check whether they should be credited together as one artist (Simon & Garfunkel) or separately (Lauv & Anne Marie). You can confirm this distinction in the 'Comments and T&Cs' field located in the "Review Your Release" step of the Uploader when submitting the release.