I don't know why it is, but the alerts/notifications for when an artist I follow releases a new track, album, etc., I do not always receive a notificaton that new material is now available on Spotify. For example, I just went to an artist's page that I follow, and saw that his latest single became available on Spotify on July 1st (3 weeks ago). I thought to myself, "What the heck, I've been waiting for this song to come out on Spotify, why was I not notified that this was now available on Spotify?" I then quickly made sure I was following the artist (I was, and have been following that artist for over a year), and I didn't receive an email, a desktop notification, nor an iOS notification. What gives?
Note, this is not to say that I don't get ANY notifications - I do get some notificatons, I've just noticed it is really inconsistent. I love Spotify and you'd think that this should be able to work consistently, because the more notifications I get from artists I follow on Spotify, the more time I spend listening to Spotify! I've verified my alert settings for email, desktop, phone, and they haven't been changed. Why do I sometimes just randomly not get notifications? Anyone else notice this happening to them as well? This is really frustrating as I miss out on hearing the latest song or album from an artist I like.