Multiple artists with same name

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Multiple artists with same name

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I'm not sure whether I should see this as a bug, feature, or something else. Although I have found great music this way, it kinda annoys me when Spotify lists music from multiple artists with the same name as music from one and the same artist.

 

Examples:

Julian Angel - For a Ghost: French singer/songwriter

Julian Angel - Choreography sucks: German rock ... thing

 

Everest - On a Approach: American indie alt-country band

Everest - Velocell: Swiss electronic ambient duo

 

So, Sportify, is it possible to list these artists as separate artists instead of making it seem they're one and the same?

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Re: Multiple artists with same name

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Hey there folks,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community!

 

If you notice a track or an album on Spotify isn't playing correctly, or the information (title, cover art, release date) is incorrect, you can report it to us by following the steps here.

 

Keep in mind that if you're an artist and you've noticed something doesn't look quite right with your music, you can instead follow the steps in listed in this FAQ by Spotify for Artists.

 

On another note, if you spot that instead of an artist you follow you see recommended content by an artist with a similar name, we'd suggest taking a look here for more info on how to report this.

 

Further, we hope you don't mind us marking this post as a solution so it's easier to find to users looking for the answer to a similar issue.

 

Hope this info is useful but don't hesitate to give us a shout if there's anything else! We'll be happy to lend a hand.

 

Have a lovely day 🙂

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Re: Multiple artists with same name

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They should do it like IMDB, use (I), (II), (III), and try to rank them so the most popular band/artist with the name get (I) and so on. Also, they should NOT appear on the same "page".
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Yes, somehow.

 

At least Finnish teen star Robin has own page in Spotify.

 

Robin (Finnish teen star)

 

Robin (Others Robin artists)

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Re: Multiple artists with same name

Spotify Legend

Hello,

We are aware of some artists sharing these same names - We're trying to collect artists with a similar names to see what would be the best course of action. You can also provide some links to people here.

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Re: Multiple artists with same name

Newbie

I have a couple more examples of multiple artists with the same name appearing together:


Morphine - Most of the page is the 90s rock band from the Boston area, but under the "Appears on" section there are a couple tracks that are definitely a different band (or possibly two) "Something Gotta Change" (R+B) and "Bitch Suck" (Industrial)


Genesis - Most of the page is the British prog/rock group, but there also appears to be a couple albums and a bunch of miscellaneous tracks from a rap artist called Genesis, and an album of ambient new agey music.

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I reported this via the Google docs tool, but am mentioning it here, too, since this is a particularly nasty collision.

 

On the Public Enemy (the rap group) page, the first album to show up is an album called "England's Glory" from a punk band likewise named Public Enemy. This band appears to be a white-supremicist skinhead band.

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Casual Listener

Genesis (spotify:artist:3CkvROUTQ6nRi9yQOcsB50)  is a big blob with multiple artists...

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Casual Listener

Well. I really hope you sort this out soon. It's been making me angry for over four years now.

 

Latest example today, when checking out Rodriguez:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/5PrHzxc3kFm4hIrGNmelpX
Lot's of listeners may not get that 'Catch the light' is by a different artist.

 

How did you choose which of the bands to put on the Bio? Will it be possible to sort out which band relates to which after you've fixed the problems?
Example, Airbag:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/0gTqi1zdqD9s6islG2wLKC

 

Saga:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/09u8U2kk11NOZFLcNJEdJF
Six different artists amongst the albums and probably more in the singles.

 

Rainbow (like Fish and Genesis) is really messed up:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/6SLAMfhOi7UJI0fMztaK0m

 

At least there some humour involved when looking at Genesis top list. 'Jesus He Knows Me' Could be by any of the Genesis groups on the list....

 

Lux seems like a popular name:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/4mqSjqlaPrDmYwKS1E9FTV

 

Tosca:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/2QezBWDHOoFeVCM3wlzTDu

 

Seriously, is there an Italian version of every band in the world? And they usually claim the first album spot in Spotify. OK, these guys turned out to be from Estonia but it's often the most obscure artist which is listed first (This is because because the 'newest' album is listed first, old bands don't stand a chance).
Example, Traffic:
http://open.spotify.com/artist/1CD77o9fbdyQFrHnUPUEsF

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Newbie

You really have to do something about this...  Example:

Pentagram (Artist)

there are 3 bands called pentagram and they are all under same page and its really messy

it could be solved relatively easy just by adding tabs on the artist page at the header (overview, bio, related)

like: (Pentagram I)(Pentagram II)(Pentagram III)

and when one of them is clicked there would be:

("the clicked band of choice") : (Overview) (Biography) ( Related Artists)

 

I think this should be solved ASAP, even a temporary fix would be good until you get the best solution coded

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Hi,

Your original message about the fact you are doing something about ths was on 10th April 2012, So now we are in December and it still is a problem. Are you really working on this at all?

As per one other user...Can you fix the artist Genesis!

thanks

 

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