Shutting down Line-In

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frenchiveruti
Music Fan

This is shameful at the bare minimum..

 

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Caltor
Casual Listener

So how do we flag explicit songs now???

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alansteward
Music Fan

Your distributor should do that. When you realease an album or song on Spofity , the distri will ask if it is explicit or not.


That is not necessarily the biggest problem for us artists. So many are stuck in the wrong genre and Spotify will show wrong "people also like..." artists because most of the genres and "also like" are taken over from Last.fm and no longer valid.


It would be so easy for an artist to be able to specify his genre on Spotify for Artists instead of relying on outdated info from another website like Last.fm where artists also no longer have the option to specify your genre.

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Caltor
Casual Listener

@alansteward wrote:

Your distributor should do that. When you realease an album or song on Spofity , the distri will ask if it is explicit or not.


I'm not an artist.

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alansteward
Music Fan

I understand. Usually it is the artist who reports if his song is explicit or not and the record company just goes with that labeling (and so does Spotify).

 

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Caltor
Casual Listener
Unfortunately that isn't 100% reliable and I think users reporting explicit
songs that aren't flagged and vice versa was a useful part of Line-in.
There doesn't appear to be an alternative way of doing this on a desktop
computer. At a time when their competitors are steadily adding features,
Spotify seem to be doing the opposite.
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Aurora14
Casual Listener

What are your plans then on creating an alternative to report incorrect titles etc? 

In the last few days I found about four-five errors that need to be addressed. Different artists that have the same name have albums mixed together under one entry; typos in song names, and so on and so forth. 

It's really frustrating paying for a subscription and having amateurish, if understandable given the amount of content managed, errors like this. 

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alansteward
Music Fan

What would be my solution? I think that was why this thread had started here in the first place: Don't shut down Line-In. If it has issues, Spotify could address and fix the issues. That would make sense to me.

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MooseBlaster
Newbie

Well, this is an absolute disappointment but to be honest it felt a little bit like shouting into the wind. So many things were just straight out ignored rather than simply checked and agreed - even when it was obvious.

 

For example Justice vs Simian's 'We Are Your Friends' ( spotify:track:49ErwcBYfYRPNBdRuPvpYA ) - which has over 24 million plays - is still being listed as by a British jungle producer rather than, pretty obviously, the massively popular dance duo who actually did it.

 

In the end, it was a pointless, undersupported disaster - but unlike the last time they tried (and failed) I hope they actually sit down and think 'how do we make this work better?' - like having it that if a number of people say 'Hey, this is wrong!' they go 'huh, you're right. Thanks' and fix it.

 

Expecting record labels to fix trivial things is pointless - because big record labels can't really be bothered to fix things if they don't affect plays, and these churn-out merchants that produce badly-labelled albums attributed to the wrong artist and messing up the recommendations don't really care - (like this album with every track credited to 'Mambo Jambo' - which is the name of the album, and not the artist: spotify:album:4DBo1i0GOdXhiM0VBi7VYv ). 

 

Honestly, it's not rocket science. Just figure out a way of algorithmically handling the bulk of changes - and if you can't handle it, maybe you shouldn't put it as a visible option in the app but leave it on the website.

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DonSolare
Roadie

I am not sure if I understood. Does it mean that the hours that hundreds of users spent sharing their knowledge unpaid are gone for ever? We have to deal with a credibility issue here. And with a simple question: guess what will happen next time that Spotify asks for support?

 

In my case I was mainly adding composers to the tracks that doesn't have this information. By the way, I never saw that they were added to the credits, nor that the distributors/labels were asked "is this true?". Since I am with an indie label, I would have known immediately. This kind of information is not only anecdotical, it also has to do with the royalties. If no composer is acknowledged, were do their royalties go?

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0sr00YxbHKRAruzYrJ6PEg

 

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