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API /v1/search artist not working

Gomet123
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I am trying to find this artist:

 

Drastic Dragonfly

 What I am expecting: 4VXNg0X8h2LAnewjwBVGkq

 

With the search API: https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=Drastic%20Dragonfly&type=artist

 

Why am I not able to get the result ? This call works fine for other hundred requests... but not with some artist name...

 

Thank you

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Re: API /v1/search artist not working

landonharris88
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It seems like that artist has been removed from the platform (their profile contains no music, has not about section, no monthly listens, and a popularity of zero). Keep in mind that the search feature, unless specified, will default to searching content available in the US, an issue request has been submitted about it and you can find more info here!

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Re: API /v1/search artist not working

landonharris88
Composer

It seems like that artist has been removed from the platform (their profile contains no music, has not about section, no monthly listens, and a popularity of zero). Keep in mind that the search feature, unless specified, will default to searching content available in the US, an issue request has been submitted about it and you can find more info here!

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Re: API /v1/search artist not working

Gomet123
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Great, thank you for your help it’s very appreciated!
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