Spotify asked how to improve Artists, Album Pages & it’s not too late to tell them

Chris Stoneman, a product exec at Spotify, told the Twitterverse that his team “is spending lots of time right now on how we might improve the Artist & Album Pages” and asked, “What do you want to see?”

Beyond the to-be-expected comments about wanting higher payouts, Stoneham was overwhelmed with smart suggestions and is still open to more.

Copying features from other platforms was a popular topic, with TIDAL mentioned several times as the streamer to emulate. Features that made a deeper dive possible included clickable credits for writers, producers, and players were high on many lists. Other popular ideas included search by label, letting artists choose their top five or 10 tracks in their profiles instead of a top one, and making merch and concerts more visible.

My wishlist includes tour dates directly from Bandsintown, more direct-to-fan monetization, and almost anything that makes Spotify more social.

Reading the entire thread is worthwhile, even just as an exercise in how a music streamer can be more artist and fan-friendly.

Here are a few highlights.

Many wanted a deeper dive:.

Stoneham is still taking comments on Twitter as well as pointing to the Ideas section of the official Spotify Community.

MORE: New ‘Friends’ tab and CEO Daniel Ek signal a more ‘social’ Spotify

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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