Linking songs with different artist name

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Linking songs with different artist name

jongreen1
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Hello, 

 

My band is about to release a new song on Spotify using DistroKid. Our previous distributor uploaded our first single and stylized our artist name incorrectly, "Bute" instead of "BUTE".

 

I'm about to make a new artist profile using the correct stylization for our new song and would transfer the old song over to our new profile. I know it's possible to re-upload a song using the same ISRC code and link the songs to preserve metadata, but will this work with the different artist name?

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Rock Star 24
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Hey @jongreen1,


Thanks for reaching out.

 

What you're talking about is called Tracklinking. :) Unfortunately, Tracklinking is never 100% guaranteed.

 

When attempting to tracklink two versions of a recording, the metadata should be as identical as possible (i.e. duration, title, version, artist, ISRC), and the audio used should be the exact same.

 

Chances of tracklinking are decreased with each differing piece of metadata between the two recordings. New audio fingerprints create new Spotify recording groups, which have a unique play count. This is calculated for each different recording of a composition.

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Linking songs with different artist name

jongreen1
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Thanks but I just want to know if it's at all possible to tracklink if the audio, song name, ISRC are all exactly identical, but the title of the band is capitalized. I know it's not guaranteed but could it even possibly work?

Re: Linking songs with different artist name

Rock Star 24
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Yes. :)

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