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Genre search is broken

Genre search is broken

Using the web developer console, the search endpoint is no longer returning results for genres that include spaces or hyphens. This worked before, and has been broken for about a week:

 

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It's not broke; that genre is just called differently on Spotify: alternative rock

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Nah, still broken: 

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Update: genres with hyphens are working (k-pop, singer-songwriter), genres with spaces are not (alternative rock, musica mexicana, urbano latino, hip hop, dance pop).

You have to specify the market; then alt-rockalt rock, and alternative rock will return tracks.

 

I didn't know Spotify was that flexible with searching with genres. Only after looking more closely to your screenshot, I saw the real issue...

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Nope. No dice.

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Okay, now I'm convinced it's broken for you, after you did exactly what I've suggested. I don't know why it all works on my end though.

(The market is only needed for Client Credentials.)

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Yeah, it's a head-scratcher. I just tried with an alternate account and still didn't get any results from the web console.

Looks like they fixed this issue. Track searches on genres with spaces now return results:

 

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