Hi, I'm an artist, my name is Max Corbacho, this is my artist page at Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Qg8V53QwgXLDtN0xMUL5q
Some of my albums have only four, even one track, but they are at least 70 minutes long, which means that cataloging them as singles seem inappropriate, and these albums are not shown to my followers, at least in the version for android. In some community answer, I read that Spotify considers a single any album of fewer than 5 songs. It's ridiculous, especially if each of these songs is at least 20 minutes long, something typical in Prog Rock, ambient, etc. But what is truly outrageous is that, for example, Thick as a Brick, Jethro Tull's album, has only four songs and yet appears in the albums section, not as a single. Can you at Spotify tell me why? Please do yourself a favor and solve this. A single is a ONE SONG, not a four song album. I have tried to solve this issue by addressing my digital distributor, they have sent me to you, Spotify, and I have sent messages to you. Nothing has worked. My albums are still not showing to my followers. Please solve this problem.
Thanks in advance.
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The way new releases are shown to followers has changed. If a user is signed up for new music emails, they will receive one email a week that highlights new releases from the artists they follow alongside a link to their Release Radar playlist. Release Radar is a Spotify generated playlist to see all new releases from followed artists. You can get to the Release Radar by visiting the Discover section in Browse. The in-app notification bell and activy feed have been discontinued.
Also, I suggest checking out the artist FAQ page:
"Both Singles and EPs appear in the "Singles" section of your artist page. On Spotify, all products under 30 minutes or with 6 tracks or less are considered EPs."
If the album is 6 tracks or less it will be considered an EP and show up under the singles section. So to me it sounds like if the album is under 6 tracks (no matter the length) it will show up under the singles section.