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Explicit content

It's great to hear music as the artist intended it to be heard, this means Spotify can sometimes include explicit content. We recommend looking out for the EXPLICIT tag on any releases (E on the web player).Note: Our explicit content tags are applied...

  • Community Manager
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  • geovanebento
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Solved!! Presale Concert Tickets

Fans First emails are our way of thanking our artists’ biggest Spotify fans with unique or exclusive offers. Previous treats have included: Access to presale tickets for upcoming concerts. Access to exclusive merch items not available anywhere else. ...

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  • Spotify
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  • meahtenoha
  • Spotify
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I want an artist/ song on Spotify.

Many folks in the Community have requested certain tracks, albums or artists be added to Spotify. The reality is that we would like to have all the world's music available on Spotify. Therefore, anything which we have the right to upload and has been...

  • Spotify
  • Spotify
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Superuser Contribution [Spotify for Artists] lostprophets missing 3 albums from discography

lostprophets has in Spotify just 2 albums of 5. I'd love to listen all albums from this artist, not just 2 of them. Thank you

  • Newbie
  • lostprophets has in Spotify just 2 albums of 5. I'd love to listen all albums from this artist, not just 2 of them.  Thank you
  • OscarDC
  • Moderator
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[Community][Spotify for Artists] Joe Rogan chosen over Neil Young? Really!

I just read in the New York Times that Spotify will be removing all Neil Young music. Perhaps it's time to consider alternatives to Spotify which values Joe Rogan's podcasts and anti-vaccination rhetoric over music. Tidal or Qobuz?

  • Visitor
  • I just read in the New York Times that Spotify will be removing all Neil Young music. Perhaps it's time to consider alternatives to Spotify which values Joe Rogan's podcasts and anti-vaccination rhet...
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Superuser Contribution [Community][Spotify for Artists] Prevent Fake Album Additions

Ok so I have noticed recently that a bunch of popular artists have random people’s music (that they don’t know) listed under their artist profile. I propose that Spotify add a safety to prevent this by emailing the collaborators before publishing ask...

  • Visitor
  • Ok so I have noticed recently that a bunch of popular artists have random people’s music (that they don’t know) listed under their artist profile.   I propose that Spotify add a safety to prev...
  • Jeremy
  • Moderator
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[Spotify for Artists] Incorrect album connected to artist, OTR

This album (https://open.spotify.com/album/0eaidQGhlb8BjkqotY8Lii?si=A8ITLgfDQXykhSHPjm3zsQ&dl_branch=1), released yesterday, is not music produced by the same artist, OTR, who released this album: https://open.spotify.com/album/2ipEAI9zGgsbf0CSkYBVS...

  • Visitor
  • This album (https://open.spotify.com/album/0eaidQGhlb8BjkqotY8Lii?si=A8ITLgfDQXykhSHPjm3zsQ&dl_branch=1), released yesterday, is not music produced by the same artist, OTR, who released this albu...
  • Billy-J
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[Spotify for Artists] Double artist

Dear team, please take attention that you have 3 different profiles of the same artist (original name группа Alter E.G.O. )1) Alter E.G.O. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mLpv62l6cjKFnEs1op6LD?si=unvTppSWTLOKXf4Glku_aw2) группа Alter E.G.O. https://...

  • Visitor
  • Dear team, please take attention that you have 3 different profiles of the same artist (original name группа Alter E.G.O. ) 1) Alter E.G.O. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5mLpv62l6cjKFnEs...
  • TreyAnastasio
  • Spotify Star
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[All Platforms][Spotify for Artists] Stop promoting Nour Harkati’s music, and that of any rapist

Nour Harkati was recently caught “stealthing” and went through really offensive means to not only hide the act, but pretend it didn’t happen in the first place, and then try to shut the victim up. There are already so many perpetrators of sexual assa...

  • Visitor
  • Nour Harkati was recently caught “stealthing” and went through really offensive means to not only hide the act, but pretend it didn’t happen in the first place, and then try to shut the victim up. Th...
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Listeners are potentially double counted within Spotify for Artists' "listening now" metric

I have a Spotify for Artists account for one of my bands and I've been curious about the "listening now" function that ostensibly shows how many unique users are listening to our songs in real time. Occasionally I will play through my band's EP and I...

  • Regular
  • I have a Spotify for Artists account for one of my bands and I've been curious about the "listening now" function that ostensibly shows how many unique users are listening to our songs in real time. ...
  • Billy-J
  • Spotify Star
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Superuser Contribution [Spotify for Artists] Add artist George Donaldson music

Please add artist George Donaldson music. He was a former Celtic thunder member. He has three wonderful albums.

  • Visitor
  • Please add artist George Donaldson music.  He was a former Celtic thunder member. He has three wonderful albums. 
  • Ivan
  • Spotify Legend
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Producer Credits to BTS Discography

Hello! I noticed for a majority of songs for BTS' new album, Map of the Soul: 7, there are appropriately allocated writing credits, though I noticed some tracks such as Intro: Persona, Boy With Luv, Make it Right, and a majority of other tracks do no...

  • Visitor
  • Hello! I noticed for a majority of songs for BTS' new album, Map of the Soul: 7, there are appropriately allocated writing credits, though I noticed some tracks such as Intro: Persona, Boy With Luv, ...
  • EthanS1
  • Community Legend
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US trademark dispute in the UK

A UK based band released their debut single to all platforms including Spotify on 30th March 2020. They have had a claim made against them from an artist in the US of a different genre claiming trademark infringement because they have the same artist...

  • Visitor
  • A UK based band released their debut single to all platforms including Spotify on 30th March 2020.   They have had a claim made against them from an artist in the US of a different genre claim...
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The same song on two different releases with two different distributors - how are royalties split?

Hi, we have a song that both appears as a single and also on our album. The songs have been linked together by Spotify as can be seen from the exact number of plays. However, the single and the album have been released by two different labels, with t...

  • Newbie
  • Hi,   we have a song that both appears as a single and also on our album. The songs have been linked together by Spotify as can be seen from the exact number of plays. However, the single and ...
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Album on Wrong Artists Page / Wrong order of the track list / Need Advice

Dear Spotify Community, Yesterday I sent a message to Artists For Spotify Support ( https://artists.spotify.com/contact ) explaining issues I'm currently having with my recent EP This is the message i wrote to them "Dear Support Department , On the 2...

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  • Visitor
  • Dear Spotify Community,   Yesterday I sent a message to Artists For Spotify Support ( https://artists.spotify.com/contact ) explaining issues I'm currently having with my recen...
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Solved!! Switching Distributors: do we lose playlist positions?

If we as a band switch from a distributor to DistroKid, will we lose all our playlist positions and basically have to get on all the playlists again? I know that the stream counts should stay there if we use identical info such as ISRC codes etc. Jus...

  • Music Fan
  • If we as a band switch from a distributor to DistroKid, will we lose all our playlist positions and basically have to get on all the playlists again?   I know that the stream counts should sta...
  • MattSuda
  • Spotify Star
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    Playlists
    Spotify for Artists
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Solved!! Spotify for Artists Access Request - check if granted?

Hi Spotify Community! I have just released my first single on Spotify, meaning my Spotify URI was only available to me around an hour ago. I desperately want to edit my Artist Profile in order to personalise my page, so have just requested to claim m...

  • Newbie
  • Hi Spotify Community!   I have just released my first single on Spotify, meaning my Spotify URI was only available to me around an hour ago. I desperately want to edit my Artist Profile in o...
  • pxtrxck
  • Music Fan
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Real time listeners in Spotify for Artists

How accurate is the "# listening now" icon in the home page of Spotify for Aritsts? I can see "0 listening now" on my page. When I play my own song... is still says 0.

  • Casual Listener
  • How accurate is the "# listening now" icon in the home page of Spotify for Aritsts? I can see "0 listening now" on my page. When I play my own song... is still says 0.
  • Kiril
  • Moderator
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Release Radar query - Important

Hi, I recently released my second single - but the first that could be included on the release radar playlist - I’ve spoken to a few of my followers who said that it never appeared in their Friday Release Radar Playlist - despite being released that ...

  • Music Fan
  • Hi,    I recently released my second single - but the first that could be included on the release radar playlist - I’ve spoken to a few of my followers who said that it never appeared in ...
  • SFW
  • Music Fan
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Solved!! Getting onto editorial playlists

Hi all, I recently released my debut song on Spotify and was wondering if debut songs by artists without labels, can get onto editorial playlists? Such as “Fresh Folk”, “Lost in the woods” etc? I understand that I can submit future releases for consi...

  • Music Fan
  • Hi all,   I recently released my debut song on Spotify and was wondering if debut songs by artists without labels, can get onto editorial playlists? Such as “Fresh Folk”, “Lost in the woods” e...
  • Ajira
  • Visitor
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    Spotify for Artists
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Solved!! Changing Artist Name

Hey,Recently I added myself to Spotify for artists and was curious, I put my artist name in as iiiQ. Now I have been verified but yet the name is displayed as Iiiq which in my opinion looks a little weird. I also have distrokid as a distributor, I wa...

  • Regular
  • Hey, Recently I added myself to Spotify for artists and was curious, I put my artist name in as iiiQ. Now I have been verified but yet the name is displayed as Iiiq which in my opinion looks a littl...
  • playboydemonzzz
  • Visitor
  • 86770 Views
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How they stream: Other Sources

Last week, before the huge update of Spotify for Artists, the stats in my tab "How they stream" include Other Sources: 2%The day after the update, it looksOther Sources: 18%So now it is vital to know what are those other sources. For me it is quite s...

  • Roadie
  • Last week, before the huge update of Spotify for Artists, the stats in my tab "How they stream" include  Other Sources: 2% The day after the update, it looks Other Sources: 18% So now it is ...
  • Aublob
  • Music Fan
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