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0.7.9.1170, bug? Several artists in "Your music" with 0 tracks? (I have no albums or songs added)

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0.7.9.1170, bug? Several artists in "Your music" with 0 tracks? (I have no albums or songs added)

Today the new Android-app was released to my device and I updated. For some strange reason I now on my Android device have 20 artists in my artists-list, all with 0 tracks. They are not displayed on the PC or on iPhone

I have not added any songs or albums to "Your music" so those lists are and I can't find anything reason why just these 20 artists are displayed. I tried to install the new app on a device which have never had any previous Spotify install, same issue!

Version 0.7.9.1170

Tested on Xperia Z, 4.2.2, Galaxy S4 4.4.2, iPhone 5 IOS7.1

 

 

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So I figured out a solution. go to the desktop app and for every artist you don't want in your collection, unfollow them. whom ever you follow, will show up on the phone, in the artist section. after you unfollow the artists, clear the cashe in settings, log back in, and fixed. hopefully they make it easier for us later on!

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@mros I moved your post to the android section. Some people are seeing this bug and it seems to relate to artists you are following for which you have no music added on the phone. The devs are aware and it should be fixed in a future update.

Thanks (thought I already added it to the Android section though)

I saw that as well. It looks like they are pulling artists from your playlists even when you haven't added them to your library yet.

does anyone know how to delete artists from the"artists" section of "my music"? I can add an artist, but when I try to delete one I don't want anymore, it only deletes the albums, but keeps the artist alive in that section, saying "0 albums" I find no way to delete the artist out of the directory. I checked the desktop app, and the artists are not in the directory there, but they stay on my android phone.

I have the same problem, even tho I don't follow any of those artists, or have them in any of my playlists!
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So I figured out a solution. go to the desktop app and for every artist you don't want in your collection, unfollow them. whom ever you follow, will show up on the phone, in the artist section. after you unfollow the artists, clear the cashe in settings, log back in, and fixed. hopefully they make it easier for us later on!

Followed artists are currently listed in Your Music. Unfollow them and they'll disappear.

Looks to me like in artists it lists all artists you have in playlists, it has helped me considerably when reviewing who to add into 'my music'

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I find this feature helpful,  I.e I could see all artists from my playlists and review them, view artist albums etc nice and easy to add to my collections if I wanted. I dont think this is a defect. Should allow users to choose how this works with setting maybe.

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Hi there ... I have the same problem.  I have some artists listed in 'ARTISTS' but none of them have any tracks.  I am not following these artists (I even tried following and unfollowing).

 

Any help appreciated ... it seems like if it's this hard to remove an artist it must be a bug..?

 

Thanks.

I have artists with 0 tracks and they are all artists I follow. In fact, I rather like this since I can add artists without adding any music 🙂

 

Anyway, I unfollowed one of these from the desktop client and the band disappeared from Artists for me. I'm not sure what else could be causing the issue you're seeing but you can get in touch with the support guys here and they should be able to help. If you get an automated response directing you back to the community or to the help pages, please reply to it to speed things along.

 

I'd be really interested to hear what they say as this is puzzling 🙂

I like it too @andedrunkard 🙂

Thank you for responding. I have emailed Spotify directly about this by following your link.

this is odd. I think the desktop client is different to the app on android. Last night i saw the same issue as you, and found it was showing all artists that i had in playlists (as per my post) but then this morning ive loaded the desktop app and theres non with the same characteristics. The only artists i see are artists that i have added into 'my music' as an album or a song (which adds them to songs if you add the album)... so it isnt the same as starring which someone posted on the community. 

 

I am puzzled too now, i wasnt last night... ! 🙂 

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Album Art – Tap for Menu
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Bring-back-Touch-on-album-art-opens-the-menu-iOS/idc-p/766255#M47620

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/quot-my-music-quot-does-not-work-properly-on-android/td...

 

seems to be a duplicate of this subject, see my last post jwylot... any ideas? does the desktop version have different methods of showing artists? I actually found that really useful to find who i wanted to store in my albums.

 

 

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Album Art – Tap for Menu
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Yes, it looks like this feature (or bug depending on your point of view) only happens on android. The devs are aware so I'm sure it will be fixed in a future release.

 

You're right - we have two threads so I'm going to merge them.

I would be fine with this as a feature if it added artists I was following, or those in a particular playlist. The selection of artists appears random though and can't be edited. I let my kids listen to 'wheels on the bus' once and now I am doomed to see that guy's face forever....

Oooh that brings back memories. Got any Bob the Builder?

 

Hopefully spotify can sort and maybe explain things. Have you had an automated email back from them yet? Make sure to reply to it if you do get one.

hi guys, to help explain how it looks, took a pic of the android feature, see below. 

 

It means that i can see at  glance from my playlists, who i have been listening to, and then when i come down this list i can quickly choose the 'save album' option to save to my music. 

 

I think from memory on the android, also adds ALL the albums songs in as 'my songs', which is kinda pants as i dont want to have ALL the album in there until i have listened to it. 

 

23-04-2014 12-09-07.png

 

 

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Add a Queue Button Next to the Play Button
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Virgin Media Tivo Update
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Other-Partner-Devices/virgin-media-TiVo-app-out-of-date-and-not-meeting-potential/m-p/765453#M10930

Album Art – Tap for Menu
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Bring-back-Touch-on-album-art-opens-the-menu-iOS/idc-p/766255#M47620

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