Find out how Songwriter Pages, Noteable, Spotify for Publishing, and Written By Playlists enable songwriters, producers, and publishers to make the most of their music on Spotify.
by Danitha Jones from Spotify For Artists. (edited)
There would be no music business if there were no songwriters. Publishers are the vital piece of the puzzle that connects them with lucrative opportunities to get that music heard.
An evolution from static song credits, Songwriter Pages are a way for
collaborators, industry partners, and fans to dive deeper into the
creators behind some of their favorite songs. They’re accessible from
Song Credits on Spotify.
Monáe and many others, likes about having a Songwriter Page is, “my
fans’ ability to connect with me in a different way, as a songwriter not
just as an artist. And it’s much easier to keep up with the latest coming
from me if you have it all in one place to access.”
From the industry side, Songwriter Pages are also a powerful tool.
“They’ve helped songwriters land recording and writing sessions,”
says Ed Holland, a publisher at BMG. “They help our sync
department pitch to music supervisors. They’re also incredible
marketing and promotional tools.”
Each Songwriter Page also comes with a Written By playlist on Spotify,
which gathers together all of each songwriter or producer’s songs
to provide a listening experience that showcases the diversity of
their body of work for fans and the industry at large.
“It’s really nice having all of these things in one place because it just
allows my fans to get to know me better,” says Parx. “I’m able to send
that off when it comes to aligning with brands and different partners
that just maybe need to know a little bit more.”
Spotify for Publishing
How can publishers identify streaming trends in order to hone in on
sync and collaboration opportunities for songwriters? There’s a totally
free tool for that: Spotify for Publishing “allows publishers to view
analytics across their catalogs, see which playlists are driving
engagement, view real-time trends, see data on cover version a
composition, and track daily streaming stats,” says Paris Kirk, who
leads Spotify Songwriter Relations.
With information and advice tailored to the songwriter, producer, and
publisher community, Noteable is Spotify’s multifaceted resource
for tunesmiths and those that work with them. Noteable provides
opportunities to connect with others in the industry.
It shares the stories of writers and producers like Tayla Parx, and
delves into the songwriting process via the Song Start video and
podcast series. Noteable also features Noteable Studios, where
creators can book free studio time in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta,
Toronto and London.