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YouTube Music Song Credits Coming Soon?


by Ashley King, DigitalMusicNews.com, March 20, 2023


YouTube Music may soon be adding song credits to bring it up to speed with rivals like Spotify and Tidal.


There is no way to see full album or song credits on YouTube Music right now. But that may be changing soon. An eagle-eyed reddit user spotted a change to the song menu that now includes an option to view song credits. Tapping the overflow menu next to each song will bring up options with a ‘View song credits’ to see the composer, producer, songwriters, and performers listed by the music metadata provider.


(...) “Recently a musician signed to a major indie label told me they were owed up to $40,000 in song royalties they would never be able to collect. It wasn’t that they had missed out on payments for a single song—it was that they had missed out on payments for 70 songs, going back at least six years,” writes The Verge when describing how the metadata issue plagues the music industry.


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