The information available is less than apps like Tidal, but still a welcome addition to the rail. The feature has reportedly gone live for many people, but rollout is limited. It is currently unclear whether the data will be provided by music labels and whether independent artists can submit this data for their songs.
YouTube Music is reportedly introducing song and album credits on its mobile app. According to 9to5Google, the feature will allow users to quickly view detailed song information and find out the songwriter, artist, producer, composer and more about any track.
The publication mentioned a Reddit post by user matteeventu on the r/YouTubeMusic subreddit, which claimed that some people are already seeing a “Show song credits” option when accessing the YouTube Music overflow menu. Although the data points available in the app are fewer than in apps like Tidal, users can still get information such as: B. who the song is “performed by”, “written by”, “produced by” and where the music metadata came from.
The report claims the latest information could prove problematic for independent and self-released artists on YouTube Music. It is currently unclear whether the data will be provided by music labels and whether independent artists can submit this data for their songs.
The feature isn’t available for everyone on YouTube Music. 9to5Google believes that song credits will be rolled out via a server-side update in the coming days and weeks, just like many other YouTube Music features.
Previously, YouTube Music on Android added a new feature that allows users to automatically download up to 200 recently played songs. This feature differs from the app’s Smart Download feature, which automatically downloads songs based on a user’s listening history. The feature has yet to be available in the YouTube Music iOS app.
Last week, YouTube announced that creators in the US would be able to create podcasts in YouTube Studio. These podcasts will also be added to the YouTube Music app soon. The platform confirmed that a podcast will be treated like a playlist and the podcast episodes will be like videos in that playlist.