July 25, 2023

The importance of accurate roles and credits

To support the upcoming release of Song Credits in Apple Music later this year, we will be surfacing comprehensive data about the artists who contributed to tracks, including their roles and the instruments they played. We encourage all deliveries to include the appropriate credits and roles within the metadata to maintain accuracy and allow listeners to access Song Credits for your artist.

To accurately define contributed roles and credits, we have expanded our performer, composition, production and engineering roles within our iTunes Package Music Specification. Review the Apple Music Style Guide and the iTunes Package Music Specification to see how you can easily add this metadata to previously delivered music.