Removed features: Popular Playlists with Artist in them and Where Is This Artist Popular?

This annoys me to no end, since I used this all the time.

Before you could click an artists name, then their "about" and you'd see where they had the most listeners and in what popular playlists they'd be found.

And now those are gone. Why?

Hey @ben-cohen! Welcome to the Spotify Community!

 

Spotify is simplifying the artist profile in advance of some bigger changes intended to give artists more control over their profile on Spotify. Let me know if there's anything else! 🙂

 

Take care and stay tuned!

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Hubo
Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16
Status changed to: Not An Issue

Hey @ben-cohen! Welcome to the Spotify Community!

 

Spotify is simplifying the artist profile in advance of some bigger changes intended to give artists more control over their profile on Spotify. Let me know if there's anything else! 🙂

 

Take care and stay tuned!

ben-cohen
Casual Listener

Okay, so why remove it altogether? Why not move it elsewhere? Why remove features when they're useful?

 

So often things are removed without any sort of notification or even a public changelog -- this is so frustrating as a loyal user!

zidders
Regular

Shouldn't user features matter more since without users you wouldn't even have a service? I'm all for giving artists more control but that shouldn't come at your users expense. You've removed feature after feature without replacing them. There's little incentive for paying customers to stay and even less for people like me to subscribe. Why would I when all that's going to happen is my experience be made worse? 

coffeebucket
Casual Listener

Really disappointing to see this feature disappear.  Even more disappointing to have it vanish through an (unstoppable) automatic update with no commuication as to what's changed.

 

Providing artists greater control over their control over their profile (presumably just the "About" tab) is great, but not at the expense of removing useful functionality.  Why not reinstate the Popular Playlists with Artist feature elsewhere on the Artist view; perhaps in a tab if its own.

Sphinxmorpher
Regular

I really miss this feature. I found so many interesting independent playlists this way...

Why would you remove it before you have an alternative ready?

Tin foil hat on: Could this be a move to hinder competition with official playlists..tsk tsk.

 

tplhenderson
Newbie

Hey guys, on my Mac I can still see this data, but on my PC Desktop it is not visable. Anyway to get it displayed on both?  

user-removed
Not applicable

Is there a way to download an OLDER version of Spotify to get these features back?

Hubo
Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey folks!

 

Great news! These features should be available again in the About tab of your favourite artists! Make sure you're on the latest Spotify version available and check it out!

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Let me know if you've got any questions! 🙂

 

Have a lovely day!

 

MattHarra
Newbie

Bring this feature back! I used it all the time.

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