Spotify has announced the launch a new tool that allows its fans and music lovers to suggest additions to the information it has about music on Spotify.
By experimenting with the tool, Line-In, it hopes to better understand how Spotify listeners interpret music, so that it can improve experiences for both listeners and artists.
Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood, tags, artist roles, and external URLs.
All desktop Spotify users can access the Line-In tool by clicking the three dots next to an Artist, Album, or Song and selecting Suggest an Edit.
Users have already gotten onto utilising the feature, with four pages of suggested edits at the time of publication.
Line-In is a work-in-progress, and more features will be added over time as Spotify receives more feedback on the feature.
Right now, there's no way to suggest completely new additions to Spotify using Line-In, although Spotify says it’s possible for the feature to be added in the future.
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.
On its Frequently Asked Questions about the feature, it says, “There are often times when a track is misspelled or contains extra messy information. Sometimes, these problems also affect album titles or artist names.”
“Issues like this are the responsibility of our content partners to correct, so our only recourse is to send the issue up the chain and ask the label or artist to resend the metadata.”