So I'm not the first person to have this problem. Many people have stated before that often in Spotify curated playlists of artists they follow, Spotify will add random artists that happen to share the same name as the followed artist. This is beyond frustrating and it's absurd that Spotify is using this method for adding artists. Spotify clearly uses some sort of ID system to uniquely identify artist profiles, so why can't this be incorporated into the algorithm for generating these playlists? Many artists (particularly in Japan) also distinguish themselves by using capital letters, but the current algorithm does not take case-sensitivity into account. What are the technical issues with implementing this? Because at the moment the current system seems like a shortcut developers made years ago that was never properly cleaned up.