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Changing Artist Name

iiiQ
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Hey,

Recently I added myself to Spotify for artists and was curious, I put my artist name in as iiiQ. Now I have been verified but yet the name is displayed as Iiiq which in my opinion looks a little weird. I also have distrokid as a distributor, I was looking to get pointed in the right direction to get this changed! Please let me know if you have experienced anything along these lines or know something that could help! 

Thanks,

iiiQ 

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Maxim
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Hey there,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

To update your artist name, your label or distributor (DistroKid, in this case) needs to submit a metadata update to Spotify. It’s best to reach out to them to ask them to do so.

 

Spotify is unable to make these changes manually since they display music according to the metadata delivered to them.

 

Once Spotify receives the updated info from your label or distributor, the changes will be reflected on their side as soon as possible.

 

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Maxim
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Hey there,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

To update your artist name, your label or distributor (DistroKid, in this case) needs to submit a metadata update to Spotify. It’s best to reach out to them to ask them to do so.

 

Spotify is unable to make these changes manually since they display music according to the metadata delivered to them.

 

Once Spotify receives the updated info from your label or distributor, the changes will be reflected on their side as soon as possible.

 

Thanks!

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iiiQ
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Hey @MAXIM,

 

First off, thanks for replying to my post. Thats my issue I didnt submit it through Distrokid, I applied to Spotify for Artists via the online account set up. When I input the name as iiiQ it for some reason it automatically changed it to Iiiq. Not sure if this is an issue with how artists are allowed to create names or just my computer but I did it both via iphone (safari) and using chrome. Yet it still put Iiiq... I can contact Distrokid about changing it but I have not even uploaded anything yet, I was setting it up for a project release this month. Also my name for Distrokid is iiiQ so will my spotify name change when I do upload something? 

- iiiQ

 

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Maxim
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Just to double check, can you please post the URI and a screenshot of your artist profile?

 

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iiiQ
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Here ya go! I asked Distrokid to submit a Metadata update but not sure if it will change the way my artist name is displayed. 

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4BHUW8RD1xXgK3k5LVGnzi

 

Thanks

iiiQ

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Maxim
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Awesome, thanks for letting me know! If you have any questions after reaching out to your distributor, give Spotify's artist team a shout at https://artists.spotify.com/contact.

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lhaxhi
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I'm having a similar issue. I want to confirm that my verified status will not be lost if I change my name thru my distributor, in this case, Tunecore. Can you advise?

Re: Changing Artist Name

iiiQ
Regular

Hey I submitted my request for the name change through my distributor (Distrokid, Tunecore, etc.). I did not lose my verification status when it was updated. I am unsure of Tunecore's policy on metadata updates but if you reach out to them I'm sure they will be willing to give more details! 

 

iiiQ

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longvietle
Newbie

Hi iiiQ, I've got the same issue with my artist name and i have a question that how could you submitted your request to DistroKid? Via email or any place on distrokid site.

 

Thank you very much!

Re: Changing Artist Name

Gauri95
Newbie

Hi Maxim, 

 

If DistroKid sends you metadata to change an existing artist name say from "John" to "John Smith", and say "John" has 100k streams collectively on his songs.

When the name changes to "John Smith" will the number of streams remain the same or will they be reset to 0?

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1august
Visitor

hello i’m also in need of help regarding that 

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CrackKillz313
Visitor

Hey I have a similar problem. My distrokid is set up perfectly. Though I made a mistaken and one of my letters on Spotify is lowercase. While doing my Spotify artist page. Is there a way to edit that?

Re: Changing Artist Name

iiiQ
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I never had an issue with setting it up on Spotify for Artists, once I had released material already the name was listed from distrokid and I was able to 'claim' my account. Also you may need to check distrokid to make sure you selected to the "preserve non-standard capitalization" for your artist name. If you are not sure you should be able to check using this www.distrokid.com/captool

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Martín-inthebox
Visitor

Hello, iiiQ, would you give me a great help if you can give me the contact with Distrokid to request the change of artist name, I have two artists and one no longer exists, and I need to change the name to be able to upload new music, thanks!

kamran

kamraninaik
Visitor

me too

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