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Radio station playing unrelated music

borlak
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I created a ratio station for "Gemini" the dubstep artist.  This has been a wonderful station and I've found a lot of great new music, until yesterday...

 

It started playing rap songs.  I think I may have liked one on accident (because I actually liked it, not thinking what it might do to the station).  Disregarding the fact I liked one, why did one show up in the first place?  So I spent all day today disliking (thumbs down) all rap songs.  I was getting occasional dubstep, but also some rock/metal music.

 

I've spent weeks on this station, liking and disliking songs, tuning it just how I wanted.. but I was so frustrated, I deleted it to start over.  Only, now that I started over, it's still playing rap songs.  I don't know if it's the spotify algorithm that is broken, or all my previous settings for this station aren't being deleted.  

 

I noticed a couple of the artists are gemini (rap guy) and Jemin (rap-ish?), and another Gemini that is electronic but not quite dubstep.  None of these showed up before any of this started.

 

Anyway, I'd report this as a bug if I could.  At the very least, if I delete a station, it should clear my voting history with that station so I could start it over -- or give me a yes/no option to do so.  Since radio started, I've switched from playing my own music to radio 90% of the time.. now my favorite radio is broken.. I've tried other artists/groups related to dubstep in the past, but Gemini fits my particular taste the best, so this is disappointing.  

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

Peter__
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Just wondering, do they all get mashed up onto one artist page (the similar names)?

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Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

geolord
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I am seeing the exact same thing. On Windows application and Windows Phone app. Started yesterday I think. Really sucks.

 

 

Just checked the web player and it's the same. I also tried to delete all my radio stations. That did not help.  

 

 

Killed local cache, made new stations, nothing helps.

Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

geolord
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It's all over the place. We Came As Romans station, three songs in and I have rap, next song it from Pokemon (!), Deuce, opera... see screenshot. 

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Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

Peter__
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It appears Spotify are collecting feedback about radio currently:
http://community.spotify.com/t5/Newcomers-and-Contribution/Radio-Feature-Recent-Algorithm-Change/m-p...

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Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

borlak
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Not sure what you mean exactly.  If I search for Gemini, the guy I want comes up first, and his artist profile just has his music:

Gemini

 

There are other "Gemini", of course, but that seems like expected behavior.

 

Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

borlak
Regular

So I just started a brand new station that I haven't made before, that is also based on Dubstep (the artist Nero, who is someone else I like).  And it too is playing rap songs.

 

I think someone at Spotify cross-referenced dubstep/techno/everything? with rap :(

 

Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

ryabys
Roadie

Im having the same problem

 

my distrubed station is playing pop and classical music. something is wrong with the radio

Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

ckugo
Regular

Completely agree.  Mine is playing completely random music and then music that it does play that fits that genre is only by that specific artist.  Basically my Breaking Benjamin station is only playing Breaking Benjamin and then any techno, rap, pop, etc song it can find.

Re: Radio station playing unrelated music

Rock Star 10
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Ah, this is exactly like my Berlin station problem. It used to one of my favorite stations and somehow became mixed with Irving Berlin and related artists. So, the station has become a mix of 80s, new wave, and 40s and 50s music, particularly Christmas songs. As for Berlin itself it pretty much sticks to their three most popular tracks. Definitely leave feedback in the thread Peter mentioned as I'm sure this has something to do with whatever testing may be going on.

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