YouTube Music has reportedly launched another feature on its platform to increase the convenience quotient for the 80 million users worldwide it claims to be serving. In a new update, YouTube Music is quietly starting to show album and song credits. The music streaming platform is trying to establish itself as widely as its competitors including Spotify in different parts of the world. With the addition of the new Spotted feature, listeners can see artist, lyricist and producer details on the YouTube Music Player UI.
An option to show song credits will reportedly be introduced as part of the built-in choices that YouTube Music offers its users – like the option to add the song to the playlist or share it with others via social networking platforms. A Reddit user shared a glimpse of what this much-requested option looked like in the YouTube Music app.
Interestingly, the screenshots also showed that the platform displayed the details “music metadata provided by” under all songs. According to a report from 9to5Google, this metadata information could disrupt independent artists who don’t want to be signed by any labels and want to be discovered on the platform. It is not yet clear how the data will be transmitted to the platform.
The update should reach more users in the coming weeks via an app update. To grow its monthly active users, YouTube is loading its music app with a plethora of features. Last month, for example, it said it plans to offer background listening for podcasts.
In addition, YouTube Music plans to add a number of improved library tools so podcast creators can experiment with advanced audio technologies. The platform also now allows its users to create custom radio playlists by selecting artists and songs.