How do artist roles appear in stores?

Primary, Featuring, Producer, Performer, Remixer, Composer, Lyricist… how do these artist roles change the way my release looks in stores?

Why are there so many different artist roles in RouteNote and how will they affect my release? Every streaming service differs in the way it displays your music. RouteNote gathers all of the information you input and shares it in an appropriate way to each of your chosen streaming services. For this reason, it’s important to input as much detail as you can into your release’s metadata.

Sometimes a Producer will be shown under credits. Sometimes a Performer won’t be shown at all. We hope to show you exactly how each of the major streaming services displays artist roles, so you know exactly how to optimize your release.

Click below to jump to one of the following:


Primary

The Primary artist of any release is the most important role. Every track on a release must include a Primary artist.

Spotify

Primary artists on Spotify are shown below the album title and each track title. Clicking either will take you to the artist’s page.


Apple Music

Primary artists on Apple Music are shown below the album title. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


Amazon Music

Primary artists on Amazon Music are shown below the album title. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


Deezer

Primary artists on Deezer are shown below the album title. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


TIDAL

Primary artists on TIDAL are shown below the album title and beside each track title. Clicking either will take you to the artist’s page.


Bugs!

Primary artists on Bugs! are shown below the album title and beside each track title. Clicking either will take you to the artist’s page.


Featuring

Featuring artists are commonly attributed to the secondary artist or the singer on a track performed by someone else.

Spotify

Featuring artists on Spotify are shown below the track title. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


Apple Music

Featuring artists on Apple Music are shown in the track/release title.


Amazon Music

Featuring artists on Amazon Music are shown in the track/release title and artist name.


Deezer

Featuring artists on Deezer are shown in the track/release title and beside the primary artist name. Clicking the latter will take you to the artist’s page.


TIDAL

Featuring artists on TIDAL are shown in the track/release title and beside the primary artist name. Clicking the latter will take you to the artist’s page.


Bugs!

Featuring artists on Bugs! are shown in the track/release title.


Producer

Producers are typically those who make the beat. Producers aren’t usually as visable on a release page and are often hidden in the credits of a track, if there at all.

Spotify

Producers on Spotify are shown in the track credits.


TIDAL

Producers on TIDAL are shown in the track credits. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


Remixer

Remixers take the stems (vocals and individual instruments) of a track to come up with something new.

Spotify

Remixers on Spotify are shown in the track/release title, below the album title and each track title. Clicking either in the artist fields will take you to the artist’s page.


Apple Music

Remixers on Apple Music are shown in the track/release title.


Amazon Music

Remixers on Amazon Music are shown in the track/release title.


Deezer

Remixers on Deezer are shown in the track/release title and below the album title. Clicking the latter will take you to the artist’s page.


TIDAL

Remixers on TIDAL are shown in the track/release title.


Bugs!

Remixers on Bugs! are shown in the track/release title.


Composer

Composers are typically those who write the music. Similarly to Producers, Composers aren’t usually as visable on a release page and are often hidden in the credits of a track, if there at all.

Spotify

Composers on Spotify are shown in the track credits.


Deezer

Composers on Deezer are shown below the album title. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


TIDAL

Composers on TIDAL are shown in the track credits. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


Lyricist

Lyricists are those who write the words to the music. Similarly to Producers and Composers, Lyricists aren’t usually as visable on a release page and are often hidden in the credits of a track, if there at all.

Spotify

Lyricists on Spotify are shown in the track credits.


Deezer

Lyricists on Deezer are shown in the track credits.


TIDAL

Lyricists on TIDAL are shown in the track credits. Clicking it will take you to the artist’s page.


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