Spotify Launches U.S. RADAR Songwriters Campaign, Taps Beach Noise


Grammy Award-winning songwriting and production team Beach Noise is the first U.S. act to join the program.


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Spotify is putting emerging U.S. songwriters under the RADAR.

The streaming giant this week launches RADAR Songwriter in the United States, its development program which promises a leg-up for its songwriter participants.

Grammy Award-winning songwriting and production team Beach Noise is the first U.S. act to join the program, which is activated following a soft launch last year in several international territories.

Hailing from Stockton and Los Angeles, Beach Noise is the trio of Matt Schaeffer, Johnny Kosich, and Jake Kosich. The creative team has worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Bakar and Baby Keem, and is credited with producing and writing six of the tracks on Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, which bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2022. One of those numbers was “The Heart Part 5,” which collected a brace of rap categories at the 2023 Grammy Awards.

Beach Noise and other songwriters selected for RADAR Songwriters should benefit from a raft of spotlights and promotional pushes across Spotify’s considerable network.

Those selected will appear on a bespoke cover of the RADAR Songwriters playlist (and their recent releases are added to the playlist); they’re featured in both local and global Spotify creative marketing campaigns; participants will receive promotion on Notable, Spotify’s home for songwriters and producers, by way of a dedicated blog post or interview and social support to amplify the news; and their recent releases will be included on the Noteable Releases Playlist.

As explained by a Spotify rep, songwriters tapped for the campaign will receive a dedicated “Written By” playlist that will should earn prominent placement in global spots featuring emerging talent such as RADAR and the Songwriters Hub.

Previous international rising talents celebrated by the program include Natali Noor (Sweden), Alessandro La Cava (Italy), Nathan Galante (Mexico), and Chiiild (Canada).

Spotify unveiled RADAR in March 2020, its global emerging artist program that unites the streaming service’s various domestic and international programs under a single name.

Through the pandemic, Spotify’s numbers continued to grow. According to its earning report published earlier this year, the Sweden-based business ended 2022 with 205 million paid subscribers, up 5% from 195 million in Q3. At the same time, Spotify’s total monthly active users (MAUs) reached 489 million, up 7% from 456 million in Q3.

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