Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

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Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

jahrave
Casual Listener

Looks like there are a lot of artists with the same names in the world and they are usually mixed up. For example there is a reggae singer Pressure and a rapper Pressure (or maybe even a couple of them!), but Spotify thinks it is one artist.

I don't see any tools to mark their errors neither in mobile app, nor in desktop or web.

 

Could we as a users do something with it or is it just a poor service and no one cares?

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Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

Rock Star 11
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Hi there! Thanks for coming to the Community.

I'd recommend checking out this Support article for more info on how to report tracks with wrong info and content errors.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help with and have a nice day :)

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Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

jahrave
Casual Listener

So, they know they have deep flows in their system, but they choose to act like it's some rare fluctuations. Wow, just a few years and it's a **bleep** enterprise all the way down.

Nice to know for sure, thanks!

 

P.S. Wow again, since when it's obscene to talk about blood?

Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

abolques
Composer

Agreed, the same issue with reggae artist Exodus ( artist in the Virgin Islands like Pressure) 

 

Exodus

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4z9oxA6YVJo7cXZF6I0IL8?si=SmArwm0aT-6qv9Yj-m5wUg 

Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

ChillOneLove
Composer

You can type in the name of the artist and the name of the song. This way spotify does not mix up the artists

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AnfAnthony
Music Fan

Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

tigertnl
Casual Listener

This is not an issue that users can solve. Sure, we can report the individual issues, but I am wondering how these issues can even exist? This is caused by a flaw in the content process somewhere.

Today I noticed for yet another time a song in my Release Radar playlist for a band called Cooper. The Cooper I follow is a punkrock band from the Netherlands. The song in my playlist is definitely not a punkrock song. And it has a cyrillic song name. Not my Cooper.

There is also a new song "Sun" by a band Cake which is not from the band that I am following (remember the 90's classics The Distance and Frank Sinatra?) .

 

So, how does Spotify mix up these artists? It is becoming pretty annoying... And when will they fix it?

Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

Djenin
Newbie

Agreed, this is getting ridiculous. I can even sort of understand when it comes to lesser known/underground artists (even though it is inexcusable for those as well to be mixed up). Paris for example, there's apparently 2 rappers with the same name. Paris, the west-coast oldskool rapper even got mixed up with some sort of pop artist once.
But it apparently happens with people like Rakim too, now some sort of new style french rap album is on his page. Rakim is a rap legend, stuff like this is insanely disrespectful and should not be happening. The fact that spotify tries to make its users solve these issues for them is disgusting.

 

I came to this forum to post this very issue, but I see it posted on the very first page already. Spotify is making tons of money because of the work these artists bring to the world. If you're going to milk the cow, at least feed it some fresh grass. 

Re: Artists with the same name are always mixed up.

tigertnl
Casual Listener

Hi Djenin

Yes, there are the artists pages where these songs from the same named other band appear and I am very surprised that that is even possible. Artists (and albums, and tracks, and users, etc.) have a unique guid and you might expect that when new music is uploaded by/for an artist, it would be for the correct one - there must be some authentication process supporting this...

And then we have the auto generated playlists where (new) songs from the wrong artist are added. This seems like a more trivial flaw where songs are selected based on artist name, rather than guid. 

But I am only guessing here because I am not sure if these two issues are dependent on each other or not. In other words, if the first issue is solved, so will be automatically the second one.

If I was content product owner, I would prioritize this issue...

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