Artist Bio is ages out of date - Please help

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I am a working musician and my artist bio is way out of date. It doesn't match stylistic changes in the music. We recorded for a label who pitched us towards their specific genre community (with the allmusic writer culling from the press release). This wasn't entirely off base at the time but it is now. It is only a problem because the AllMusic bio is now used for Pandora, iTunes, and many other places online and doesn't reflect the past 12 years of work. Subsequent managers and labels have tried to contact AllMusic about updating it to no avail. I would be so appreciative if someone could help. Thank you.
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Casey Neill

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Dawn G.

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Thanks for letting us know. I'll forward this to our editorial team for their consideration, but the bios are written at their discretion and as resources allow.
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rootsmusic

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Dawn, many bios have become out-of-date. Your editors should update the bio when reviewing a new album from the artist.
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It would be wonderful if we could guarantee that! However, we can’t make any promises about which titles and performers will receive this level of coverage. Resource constraints make it necessary for us to prioritize coverage based on factors such as current popularity, historical or artistic importance, and the needs of our data licensees.
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Hi Dawn - I understand there is just far too much music being released to possibly keep up. The problem is that AllMusic bios are used for iTunes and Pandora and other primary sales outlets. Because of this, outdated info can undermine the work. Amazon seems to manage their own editorial reviews or just leaves it blank. I would much rather it be empty than off base. Thanks for forwarding it on and for responding so quickly. Fingers crossed that my bio can get updated. - Casey Neill & The Norway Rats www.caseyneill.org
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Hi Casey, I let them know. Thanks for stopping by!
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Casey Neill

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Much obliged Dawn.
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Adam Root

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How can we update our extremely out dated bio? We have been writing emails trying to get it updated. Please help us!!!!

Thanks,
Man On Earth

www.manonearth.com
www.facebook.com/manonearth
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Dawn G.

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Hi Adam,

Because our bios are written by our staff, we can't guarantee enhanced editorial coverage to any artist. However, if you'd like to send promotional material (such as a bio) to content.music@rovicorp.com, I can pass it along to our editorial team for use as research material, and as an update request. Thanks for stopping by!
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And what about the profile picture? Today I got this message from Spotify:

"Update Artist Page Information 
We get all of our default profile images and bios directly from All Music Guide. You can contact them using this site: http://www.allmusic.com/support, and once your information is updated there your Spotify profile will be updated automatically! "

While rovicorp.com has that infromation.

Regards,

William