Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info

Entertainment Spotify South Africa launches only R60 per month for Premium
By Edward Swardt- 12 March 2018 0

Spotify's enormous lead over Apple notwithstanding, some industry observers believe that Apple Music may catch up to and overtake Spotify in just a few months because it appears to be growing at a much faster clip.

Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood, tags, artist roles, and external URLs.

The tool is now only available to desktop users, and is accessible by clicking on the three dots next to Artist, Album or Song, then choosing "Suggest an Edit". There's even an option to select what kind of mood the song is. "This will help us improve, extend, and confirm the metadata Spotify saves", says Spotify, "which will in turn help us improve user experiences and create a more comprehensive ecosystem for Artists & Creators".

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"Issues like this are the responsibility of our content partners to correct, so our only recourse is to send the issue up the chain and ask the label or artist to resend the metadata". "Sometimes, these problems also affect album titles or artist names".

Broadly, Line-In will appeal more so to hardcore music fans - particularly fans of a given artist or genre who want to ensure the data is accurate and complete. The company held a festive launch event this morning attended by some of the company's senior executives. Spotify's free service with ads will also be available in Israel.

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