Spotify's New Feature Will Let Users Edit Song Information

Eloise Marshall
March 13, 2018

Spotify is encouraging users to "use your musical prowess to do good" and correct its music metadata to help artists connect with more fans, and help other people discover new music by fuelling its personalisation engines.

"Listeners describe music in different ways, and understanding that information will help improve, extend, and confirm the information that describes music on Spotify", a Spotify spokesperson explained to Variety. "We hope to better understand how Spotify listeners interpret music, so that we can improve experiences for both listeners and artists".

Similar to rivals Apple Music and Deezer who already operate in Israel, Spotify will charge NIS 20 per month for a premium subscription.

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Spotify first began testing Line-In with a subset of its audience last fall.

There's no doubt that when it comes to streaming services, Spotify's leading the pack.

Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood, tags, artist roles, and external URLs. They also check to see on how accurate your past suggestions have been. Based on the pricing of company stock traded on private markets, the company, launched in 2008 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is valued at $23.4 billion. New edits will also be checked before becoming official. Back in 2014, Spotify acquired The Echo Nest, a music metadata provider, for a reported $100 million.

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