Really weird related artists?


Really weird related artists?

Gig Goer

I'm wondering what Spotify bases it's related artists on?  My band Mothball has a very weird selection of related artists, none of them are even remotely close to the style of the band and a lot of them are political people like George W Bush, Homeland Security, Hilary Clinton & US Army!! what the heck??

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Any ideas how I can get this changed?  It doesnt make sense at all.

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Re: Really weird related artists?


I think it is based on what other Spotify members who listen to the same artist listen to. For example, when I look at the Related Artists for t.A.T.u., which is perhaps the most popular Russian pop group, there are only a couple Russian artists, one of them being Lena Katina, a member of t.A.T.u. Instead of a bunch of other Russian artists, it lists artists well known to Americans, such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani, Evanescence, and Avril Lavigne. This is because t.A.T.u., despite being Russian, is popular with enough people who listen to these artists. But if I pick a more obscure Russian artist, such as Serebro, who is listed under t.A.T.u.'s Related Artists, I get a bunch of Russian artists for their Related Artists.