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[All Platforms] [Other] Artist bios should not be posted by the artists

Status: New Suggestion

Artist bios that have been posted by the artists themselves are almost universally poor to worthless. They are, almost to a one, self-serving without any real depth or insight, often glossing over the lineups and parts of their history that made them worthy of investigation in favor of promotion of their most recent projects (which are usually from well outside their prime creative periods).
Instead, give artists a separate "From the Artist" section where they can write whatever promotional content they wish and solely source the About section information from Tivo/Rovi so you are giving users reliable and informative information about artists hosted there.

This request is similar to one submitted years ago and never gained traction but adds additional perspective to why this is important. 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/All-Platforms-Other-Bring-back-artist-bios-by-critics-... 

I honestly don't understand why there wasn't more demand for this since it benefits all Spotify users to have meaningful information about the artists

Updated on 2022-08-06

Hey @jayhalderman,

 

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

For now we do give artists the option to link to their Wikipedia page if they so choose, in the bio section so that the listeners can have access to a different source of information about the artist.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

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Elena
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2022-08-06

Hey @jayhalderman,

 

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

For now we do give artists the option to link to their Wikipedia page if they so choose, in the bio section so that the listeners can have access to a different source of information about the artist.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

Env: prod