The initiative is starting off as a desktop-only perk, but the company reports that it intends to bring the credits to its mobile application in the future.

Desktop users of Spotify are now able to right-click on a track and select ‘Show Credits’ from the options menu for information on performers, songwriters and producers.

Unfortunately, the news doesn’t mean Spotify has solved well-known industry metadata issues around digital rights – but then again, it’s not claiming to have done so.

The data for the credits, says Spotify, is being provided by record labels – and, in a Wikipedia-esque touch, the source of this information will be displayed to users.

‘We realize some of the label-provided credits are incomplete or may contain inaccuracies, but this is just the first step in displaying songwriter credits on Spotify,’ the company said in a blog post.

‘The feature will continually evolve to become more efficient, provide better functionality, and incorporate more information from industry partners over time.’