FIX RELEASE RADAR AND DUPLICATE ARTIST NAMES ALREADY

FIX RELEASE RADAR AND DUPLICATE ARTIST NAMES ALREADY

jeremycorbett

Plan

Premium

Country

Finland

Device

Various

Operating System

Various

 

My Question or Issue

I'm sure I reported this like 4 YEARS ago and was told Spotify was working on it, so here we go again.

 

STOP PUTTING DIFFERENT ARTISTS WITH THE SAME NAME AS ARTISTS PEOPLE FOLLOW FOLLOW IN PEOPLE'S RELEASE RADARS!

 

Seriously, you KNOW the difference between artists with the same name, I'm sure you have some hashcode or GUID or whatever behind the artist name that enables you to distinguish between multiple artists that happen to have the same name.

 

SO WHY IS IT YOU LOSE THAT DISTINCTION IN RELEASE RADARS?

 

I'm seriously sick of getting excited to hear some indie band I love has a new single out for the first time in years to find its some random south american hip hop artist with the same name. I'm sick of getting excited to hear of some electronic artist I love has a new album out to find its some metal band with the same name. I'm sick of listening to my release radar on my phone with headphones to suddenly be confronted by some music that I find to be **bleep** horrible because you can't get round to sorting out this stupid, bizarre bug that I'm sure would probably take a dev like a couple of hours to add some guid check.

 

For goodness sake ACTUALLY FIX THIS ALREADY

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Novy
Moderator

Hey folks, 

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community.

 

This has been reported and the team in charge is currently looking into it. 

 

In this case, we'd recommend taking a look at this thread for more info. You can also leave some information about your devices so we can investigate further.

 

If anything else comes up, we'll be right here.

 

Have a good one.

21 Replies

surtur

having same issue. excited for new music only to find out its some hard dark hip hop stuff i really don't like. Especially when that Artist is long dead.

 

Apex -> Marcus Intalex

 

 

I have the feeling this got a lot worse recently

masivodano73

I cannot believe that this is something that spotify refuses to address.  It's enough to have me considering switching to Google Music.  

 

Literally every week my Release Radar is more and more polluted with terrible South American Hip Hop artists using the same name as bands that I like.  It's rendered Release Radar absolutely useless at this point.

 

Here is a list I've started of duplicate names,  all are hip hop artists using names of existing groups.

 

Gomez
The Cult
X
Bully
DEVO
Adolescents
Belly
Wire
Metz

 

You cannot tell me that Spotify has no way to differentiate these.  How do royalties even go to the correct artists if not?

 

 

masivodano73

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 Here's a screen shot from today's release radar with a the songs I've "hidden"
Can you see why this is a terrible experience?

Novy

Hey folks, 

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community.

 

This has been reported and the team in charge is currently looking into it. 

 

In this case, we'd recommend taking a look at this thread for more info. You can also leave some information about your devices so we can investigate further.

 

If anything else comes up, we'll be right here.

 

Have a good one.

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jeremycorbett

You can add the band 'Low' to this list of scam latin rapper names. 

jeremycorbett

@novy this has been a known issue for YEARS. We need some proof that you actually are taking this seriously, because I'm about to start looking into rule competition.

 

I moved from deezer to Spotify, quite happy to move again. 

masivodano73
Yeah this is a a laughable “effort” on the part of Spotify at this point. Nothing but a cut and past pat answer. My favourite part being “let us know what device etc that you are using” as if the scam Latin gangster rap using established band’s names are related to the end user and what version of software we are using.

I’m not one to complain often, but this is actually ridiculous and is ruining my listening experience that I am paying money for.

masivodano73

"The team" has been on the case for years now.  May be time to actually look into this instead of a cut and paste answer. 

 

Google Music is looking better all the time. 

jeremycorbett

Sadly Google Music is shutting down soon.

masivodano73

Oh too bad!  Might have to check out Deezer

LeMule

You can add Johnny Marr and Cream to the list of band names being impersonated by rappers and showing up on my Release Radar. Its been getting ridiculous this year. 

masivodano73

It's out of control.  

ThomWim

@masivodano73, that "Sabbataist Zionist" song does feature Chuck D and Professor Griff, who are members of Public Enemy. The group's logo is even on the single cover.

 

https://twitter.com/the7777project3

 

The 7/777 Project confirmed that the Public Enemy who appeared on that track is the rap group.

 

Chuck D's rap is at 3:16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSZvxtMRMFA

surtur

**bleep** the day has come. after month and month of putting some rap artist instead of the dnb artist in my Release Radar the f.... algorithm thinks i like rap music now and put artist that don't have a name that matches a dnb artist in my release radar.

 

this is ridiculous

jeremycorbett

I've seemingly been clear of this affliction for a few weeks but this time I got a whole bunch of duplicate named artists in my RR. I also got a few tracks that I had last week, which is a new one.

 

Does anyone know what we can do to make Spotify actually take notice of this?

datfenristho

This really is getting to be ridiculous idk how they haven't fixed it yet. Instead they ask for irrelevant information. Like our device is going to change whether we get these fake artists in our playlist that's available on every version of the service. I swear spotify's customer supporr is some of the literal worst I've ever seen. Just a bunch of copy and pasted nonsense that doesn't pertain to the actual issue.

Mihail

Hey everyone,

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Community.

 

If you come across any instances where the wrong artist is featured is featured in your Release Radar, you can follow the instruction in this post from the thread that @Novy posted above. 

 

We've made sure that your feedback reaches the right team and they are made aware that this is a common complaint. We do however recommend that you report any such cases you encounter using those steps, so that they can be processed and fixed.

 

We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your cooperation!

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surtur

did this for 4 songs. was ask to provide the ID of the correct artist of the one i didn't want in my release radar. why should i do this. i told them its the wrong artist this song was added.

 

followed by: copy paste answer to use hide button

 

followed by: thanks for you feedback your info was given to the content team

 

next week same artist wrong song all over again. it just doesn't work.

jeremycorbett

For goodness sake, as others have said, this doesn't help at all. You're making the users make all the effort to fix this, and they still get brickwalled when they try.

 

It is clear there is a bug that isn't referencing artists UIDs but rather their names when generating Release Radar content. Now scammers are exploiting this by creating bogus artists with popular names to exploit this to make money.

 

Just get the devs to change the way release radar works and generate the lists from artists unique ID numbers rather than their names and this will be fine. Surely this would be almost trivial to actually fix.

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