I have a song on Spotify that's done pretty well with over 30,000 plays.
However, when I listened to it today, I was mortified to discover that there was some distorted crackling in.
This is my fault and I want to remove the track from Spotify, fix it and reupload it. However, if I do this, will my plays start from zero again, or will they return to 30,000?
Thanks in advance,
PS I wasn't sure where to put this message so please let me know if I'm in the wrong forum!
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It is suggested to reupload the new version of the song and let it go live and link to the old version before you remove the old song.
The metadata will need to be the same and the key to getting the play counts to link is to use the same ISRC code as the old release. If your distrubutor does not show you the ISRC code in the information about the release you may need to contact them so that way when you re-release it you can enter the same code.
Using the same ISRC code alone is not enough to guarantee a link. The metadata such as artist, song title, song length, similar audio file, etc also play a role in if it links, and each piece of metadata that doesn't match decreases the chance of it being linked.
Your best bet is to reupload the song/abum with the same ISRC code and song title and everything with the new artist name and if it doesn't link, you can try to contact support: