To see the credits of a song, you must open Spotify, choose a song, and right-click on it. Then, you will have to select Show credits. The roles that Spotify shows are the following:
- Performed by: In our platform, it is translated as "Primary Artist", "Featuring Artist" and "Remixer"
- Composed by: In our platform, it is translated as"Composer", "Conductor" and "Lyricist".
- Produced by: In our platform, it is translated as "Producer".
- Source: In our platform, it is translated as "Label".
"Remixers" and "Featuring Artists", besides showing up in the "show credits" section, they always show up right next to the song's title, linked to the related artist page (that is, without having to click on the "show credits" option). Besides that, the releases for which an artist is shown as "remixer" or "featuring", are shown in the bottom part of their profile, under the section "Appears on".
The roles of artists that you can choose when adding an artist to your album or track are the following:
- Primary: Main artist for the album. In most platforms, this will make the release appear on the artist's profile. Usually, there are one or two leading artists and several supporting artists (see below). At least one artist must be designated as the main artist. If there are four or more primary artists, Spotify will catalogue the release as "Various Artists", and will show it at the bottom part of their profile, under the section "Appears on".
- Performer: "Performer" indicates a performer who has collaborated on the album. For bands, the name of the band should be "Primary Artist" and the members could be "Performers".
- Producer: Indicates the producer of the album.
- Remixer: Remixer of the album or track, if applicable.
- Composer: The composer of the album or track. For classical genre releases, it is mandatory to include one or several composers on album level (more info in our Style and Format Guide for Classical Music)
- Author: Lyricist, the person who wrote the lyrics of the song or release.
- Editor: Publishing company where copyright has been assigned for music.
- Featuring Artist: If the album or track has a guest artist, it is usually indicated with "featuring". The featuring artist will appear on the album or track next to the name of the main artist.
- With: If there is an artist participating on the album and this artist is considered more famous than the main artist, the "With" annotation may be used. This artist will appear in the album or track next to the name of the main artist.