Release Radar includes wrong artist with same name as desired artist

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Re: Unwanted Songs in recommendations because name is the same as a different Artist that is wanted

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Another messy contaminated artist/track from Release Radar: https://open.spotify.com/album/2GP8Hk9BHsUvJwbDeE393j

 

The actual End artist here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3i9ugKR4YjORG1wexL4FnR

has albums from the proper End (experimental electronic genre) artist but the profile picture, first two recommended tracks, Singles form another one with a totally music style.

 

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The proper End artist i'm following (at least at the time I've pressed FOLLOWING button) is this one

https://www.discogs.com/artist/35479-End

Can't even find the other one on discogs.

 

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So I like the release radar playlist but sometimes they just put some random artist who has the same name to those I followed and their music isn't even my taste. Is it a bug in the system or do Spotify purposely did that...

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Re: Unwanted Songs in recommendations because name is the same as a different Artist that is wanted - Status changed to: Need more info

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Hey all,

So we've seen a few reports from users that get recommendations based on sharing an Artist name.

If you are experiencing this, please send us over the following:

 

  • Device
  • OS version
  • Spotify version
  • Spotify URI of the artist you're expecting to see in your recommendations
  • Spotify URI of the artist you see in your recommendations instead of the expected one

We'll look into this and keep you up to date in this Ongoing Issue.

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Re: Unwanted Songs in recommendations because name is the same as a different Artist that is wanted

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  • 1.1.25.559.g85cf5e4c
  • spotify:artist:6A7uqgC2N1nUhrCLAytHxN
  • spotify:artist:3F4E0AveK92MFZgRPHIf7A

Thanks!

 

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Thanks for the info @mfishes!

 

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Do you mind providing us with the following info, as requested by @Mario:

  • Spotify URI of the artist you're expecting to see in your recommendations
  • Spotify URI of the artist you see in your recommendations instead of the expected one?

For info on how to get the Spotify URI, make sure to check out this Spotify Answer.

 

Once we have that, we'll pass it on to the right team so that they can investigate further and answer your questions.

 

Thanks - keep us posted!

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This is what I'm seeing

https://open.spotify.com/artist/526lhfTApppqIj1H5BQzaS?si=einvZAoMTkqSWzLf7ZewWg

 

 

This is the band I expect

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0WPY9nnBy01s5QOt4o4oQX?si=U10T_uzFSzqASJMzBzYjUQ

 

 

So weird that this is still an issue at all. I can't count how many times this has happened to me. It's so frustrating. The playlist could be filled with something I'd enjoy but it's not. I mean Spotify obviously has separate pages for each artist, so why are these artists that share the same name even getting into my suggestions???

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This hip-hop track:

https://open.spotify.com/track/2zBXS5dTY8BR6jhRcLsVFc

 

doesn't correspond to the hardcore artist Animosity which the above track is pointing to:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/73XRbbMetqKQQYdrP8TVVU

 

The track was recommended today in my Release Radar playlist

 

How this artist name clash is happening? Are these the same artist in Spotify's internal register?

 

EDIT: These artist clashes seem to happen in Singles and EPs and Appears On sections.

 

Thanks

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OS version - Mojave 10.14.6
Spotify version - 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b


Two cases of this in my release radar today, and this is not the first time. 

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Anthony Green should be: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0hxmHf6CqXsOLWgGXjmr7I?si=GqipvYfXSoq7Zy5N5s9QiQ
But now I am seeing this other Anthony Green album showing on this Anthony Green page that I listen to. You can see it listed at the top of the "new releases". Not the same artist. 

 

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Lydia should be: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1YYxodrdAUSYhO8ueGQtXs?si=DVqHnWEuQFODJTf_qrO8QA

You can also see this song from this other artist is also now showing on this Lydia page in new releases. 

TBH I love spotify and have had it for years now, but this drives me crazy. Please do a better job at keeping artists with the same name separate 


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100% - Just saw a first example of I think someone abusing this - some rando artist by the name "Howlin' Wolf" who must surely be getting insanely boosted due to the name overlap: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yXnyzrC89foyGBzXp16SW?si=ISVo6rZDTSCGTUG3Sj1OPg

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Re: Release Radar includes wrong artist with same name as desired artist - Status changed to: Under investigation

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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for reporting this issue to us. We've now gone ahead and reported it to the right team who will look into it.

 

Note: If you notice that a song appears under the wrong Artist profile, then this needs to be reported separately as a content error. Make sure to check out this support article for more info on how to do that.

 

If you're experiencing the issue as described in the original post, make sure to provide us with relevant examples, including:

  • Spotify URI of the artist you follow/are expecting to see in your Release Radar
  • Spotify URI of the artist you see instead of the expected one in your Release Radar

Thanks! We'll let you know as soon as we have any further updates on this.

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