Release Radar Duplicate songs from week to week

Release Radar Duplicate songs from week to week


Each week I keep getting the same songs in my release radar. Literally the same songs. 


I have thousands of artists in my library and I am following 412 artists. I'm not sure if following is the right criteria. If I put an artist in one of my own playlists I wouldn't mind hearing a new song from them. 


Thank you! 

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Hey there @MichaelTapp


Thanks for reaching out to the Community about this. 

If you noticed the Release Radar keeps on offering you the same songs every week it's possible that you need to start afresh with the Spotify app on your device. The best way to do this is by running a clean (more thorough) reinstall of the app. Check out this help page in order to find the steps for clean reinstall depending on the affected device.


Tip: Once you’ve performed the clean reinstall you'll need to re-download your offline music and podcasts. 


In case the clean reinstall doesn't help with the issue, try logging in with a different Spotify account on your device to check if it's an account-related issue. If it works with another account, you can follow the steps in this Spotify Answer next. 


Let us know how you get on! We'll be here in case you need any further help with this.  

Ivan, thank you for the thoughtful and thorough response. However I am still getting dupes on desktop and mobile. It's very disappointing because I know artists I love are releasing music that I am not even aware of.


A year has passed and the problem still persists 😥 I had the same set of tracks on Release Radar for two consecutive weeks, then marked 3 tracks as unwanted. Today there is a new Release Radar: 3 new tracks and 27 repetitions from a week and two weeks ago.


Hi there @TomaszP123,


Thank you for your reply in this thread.


Can you confirm if you followed the steps that @Ivan provided in his answer?

We'll keep an eye out for your reply.

Take care!

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I've been bothered by this same problem for years.

I exclusively use this feature on desktop app: every week I add the whole content of "Release Radar" into a personal playlist, mixed with songs from other sources, for me to listen when I'm working.

Every week the "Release Radar" playlist includes songs that were already in that playlist a week ago: if a want to add the whole playlist in my personal playlist, I get a pop-up message "Already added. This is already in your playlist".
Even worse: songs that I've listen to and removed from my personal playlist may re-appear in "Release Radar" the next week.

Am I wrong to suppose that the "Release Radar" playlist isn't supposed to include songs that appeared in that playlist in the past, or that I've already listen to ?

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