Multiple artists with same name

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Re: Multiple artists with same name

ivanhoe
Newbie

Morphine has some new albums which are sure not from Sandmans band but some french group.

 

Those are: Neverland (2012) and Endorphine (Maxi Single) ...

 

please fix

Re: Multiple artists with same name

gregerburman
Newbie

Why is this a problem in the first place?

There are multiple people on Facebook with the same name. Not a problem.

There are multiple articles on Wikipedia with the same title. Not a problem.

Use unique ID:s, to make artists contextual instead of textual.

Add a disambiguation mechanism to let users get the artist they want.

 

By the way here are some more artist name collisions.

I mostly avoid these artists on Spotify for this reason.

+ Erika

+ Indica

+ Kamelot

+ Velvet

Velvet is the worst one. The artist cover image depicts Swedish dance/pop singer Velvet , while the biography text describes Italian rock group Velvet.

 

 

Re: Multiple artists with same name

emmeljay
Newbie

Same problem with "Sleepless"

 

Isreali band in the Bio

Sydney band's logo

Adelaide band listed with all the rest

 

This needs to be fixed soon

Re: Multiple artists with same name

Peter__
Community Legend

Hey guys :) 

 

Implementing a way to seperate artists with the same name has been suggested over on the Ideas Exchange here.

If you would like to see it implemented as a feature, I would suggest you add your kudos and comments there. 

 

Peter

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Re: Multiple artists with same name

nielsbuus
Regular

This one bugs me too. Spotify needs to revamp their data structure and stop using the artist name as a primary key.

Re: Multiple artists with same name

FortuN
Regular

Please, fix this. Hate to have my music with other artists in same name (Mader)..

 

 

Re: Multiple artists with same name

eventheminions
Gig Goer

+1. It's very frustrating because it messes up the artist radio and you wind up hearing music you don't like.

 

E.g.,

 

Passenger (awesome Sweden alt-metal) vs. Passenger (bland alternative)

Enemies (awesome instrumental rock) vs. Enemies (bottom-shelf Finnish hardcore)

 

Sort it out please!

Re: Multiple artists with same name

AbsolutelyNoFB
Roadie

@Peter

Implementing a way to seperate artists with the same name has been suggested over on the Ideas Exchange here.

If you would like to see it implemented as a feature, I would suggest you add your kudos and comments there. 

Peter

Okay, kudos for having this as an "idea". It's in the system so it can be fixed.

 

Going to the "idea", I discovered that this "idea" is almost a year old with many kudos and there's been no action on this by Spotify! This is basic artist catalogue functionality. Why is this not being worked on? It affects all Spotify users and fixing it would increase our enjoyment of Spotify.

Re: Multiple artists with same name

Peter__
Community Legend

It could be being worked on, since Spotify development is done behind a curtain of mystery I guess we will never know what they actually have in development. With that in mind, it is a little bit of a rhetorical question pointed at me, since obviously I can't give you the answer but pointing people the the Ideas Exchange to show this feature is in demand is something I can do. 

 

You can also report any instances where you see 2 artists on the same page directly to the content team by following the steps outlined in this post from which I am guessing they pass that information over to the record labels. 

 

Peter

Peter
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Re: Multiple artists with same name

BOBemil
Casual Listener

Yeah, fix this ASAP :)

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