Spotify no longer seems to believe that songwriters are secret geniuses.
Back in June 2017, the music streaming company launched its global Secret Genius initiative to “highlight the contribution of songwriters and producers to the music industry and to the careers of artists”.
Two years later, Spotify controversially appealed a CRB ruling that forced it to pay more songwriters in the US. The outcome of this appeal has not yet been decided, but music publishers continue to hope that the dispute will be settled in their favor.
While this situation continues to play out in court, Spotify has just opened a new “global home for songwriters, producers, and publishers” to the public called Noteable, as the company claims that “informs the work of songwriters, producers, and publishers.” a lot about what we do at Spotify ”.
In the meantime, the website for the Spotify Secret Genius program – secretgenius.com – no longer exists. Also, the Spotify Secret Genius Instagram account has been set to private so that users should follow the new Noteable account instead.
According to Spotify, Noteable will now act as a “single place for the community to learn more about everything Spotify has to offer” through a new website, newsletter, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Also of note are video series titled The Game Plan and Songwriter Saturdays with Julia Michaels, Boi-1da and others.
In addition, SPOT plans to launch a new series for students, aspiring songwriters and producers on the “World Class Producer” platform entitled “How I Started, How It’s Going”.
In addition, Noteable brings together Spotify’s songwriters pages, which launched last February, and the Songwriters Hub, which launched in December and has playlists on the platform titled “Written By”.
Songwriter Pages launched in beta last February and is designed to “help fans, employees, and industry partners delve deeper into some of the creators of their favorite songs.”
When songwriters are credited on a track, listeners can click their names to see a page listing the songs they have written as well as their top artist collaborators.
Also of note is Spotify’s Publishing Analytics platform, which launched in beta in November 2018.
According to SPOT, this analytics platform allows publishers to view global analytics the next day, including songwriter-specific overviews, with global and territory-specific streaming statistics, playlist information, listener demographics and other publisher-specific tools with exportable reports available everywhere “.
“Whether you’re a publisher, a brand new songwriter, producer, or a hit hit, we look forward to working with you.”
“Whether you are a publisher, a brand new songwriter, producer, or a hit hit, we look forward to working with you to bring these resources and opportunities to a new central home and expand to new regions around the world for the year . “Music business worldwide