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Fake artists occupy my Release Radar

Music Fan

This is bad. There are fake artists with a single song getting thousands of listeners by accident, by using another famous artist's name.

This Friday, these included OMD, James, Squeeze and Harpo, Wigwam.

 

I don't want to hear their shi*ty music, and I don't want them to get money for their miserable actions.

 

How can we weed them out?

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Rock Star 17

Hey @jkeinonen, welcome to the Community.

 

Hope you are having a great time!

 

Please try to look at the other end of your image, when you hover to a song 2 icons should appear at the end of the song's metadata ♥︎ and 🚫.

Clicking on the 🚫 will give the Spotify alogrithm that you don't want to hear those artists or their music and eventually will stop suggesting them 🙂

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Hope I was able to help 🙂

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Re: Fake artists occupy my Release Radar

Music Fan

Hi LorenXK,

Does the algorithm understand that I do want to listen to the real OMD and not the fake one?

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Regular

If the fake OMD (etc) has their own artist page, it should only block the fake artist. If not (i.e. most likely), it will also block the real artist.

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Gig Goer

I would try and report the artist/song, or just put that you dont like it with the do not like button!

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Casual Listener

My release radar is quickly becoming completely useless because of this issue.  They really need to ban these scammers who are stealing royalties.  

Re: Fake artists occupy my Release Radar

Music Fan

Yes, the problem has returned in recent weeks. Today I see Electric Light Orchestra in my Release Radar, when I click to see more information it's really "El'o". And the writers as "Glenn Carter" and "Otis Dupree". The lyrics are rated as EXPLICIT.

 

Pretty annoying.

Re: Fake artists occupy my Release Radar

Music Fan

Another, different problem (with PC player) is that real and honest artists with the same name get mixed. There is a Finnish songwriter called Hector who started his career in the 1960's that I listen too. But now I get a (likely American) rapper called Hector in my release radar as well.

Re: Fake artists occupy my Release Radar

Casual Listener

Same problem here. I like the rock band The Cult and the punk band X, and now I'm getting all kinds of hip hop bands showing up in my Release Radar with the same name as the bands I like. Worse is in the last week or two I'm now getting bands that don't have names close to anything I like and none of the "Fans also like" artists are familiar to me.  A lot of these weird bands that are showing up in my Release Radar have only a few hundred to a few thousand monthly listeners and no discography.  They're just new artists starting out.  Why is this happening? Are they paying to be promoted and placed onto people's Release Radars? 

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