missing submitted bios

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Hey there, how long does it take on average for submitted info to be published?
I've sent a bio about two artists, one just recently, but the other about one or two months ago and nothing's changed.
Both have new albums coming out soon and Spotify is one of our audiences' main music distribution channel so it'd be great to see the bios there.
I've got photos for both too. How can I send them?
One is PEOPLE LIKE YOU (self-titled album out on Pschent) and the other is Sexy Fi, a new band that has been getting great press! They've opened for Muse and Metric, played SXSW, were recently featured as Artist of the Week on MTV IGGY and just yesterday featured on Times Magazine as one of the top 10 global bands to look out for. Album out now in the US and, digitally, worldwide, 'Nunca Te Vi de Boa'

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Dawn G.

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Hi Livia,

Thank you for your inquiry. Because all of our bios, reviews, and other feature material are original and under copyright, they are written by our staff and freelance writers at the discretion of the editors. We do not add or ship bios or other promotional material that are sent to us from outside. Since the demand is so high, and our resources are limited, we cannot guarantee enhanced editorial coverage (such as bios or reviews) for any artist. However, if you have sent us bio material or other promotional copy, it is useful and may be retained as research material. Thanks for stopping by!
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Why does the status of this 3 year old post show 'Solved'? It's not! This is a reasonable explanation about why by Dawn G., but something different should be done. It's frustrating for the thousands of artists who cannot get Apple or Pandora to extract any bio info, because it's held up here. If we give AllMusic permission to use our bio, as owners of the bio content, than couldn't AllMusic consider using ones submitted from the outside to provide a better over all service to all artists?
Steven Cravis
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Hi Steven,
At AllMusic our editors write all of our own content and we do not accept bios submitted by the artist or the label. The reason for this is that for the most part, artist/label/promotional "bios" read more like one-sheets or advertisements for the band's most recent release.   By creating all of our own editorial content our editors can give a more straightforward and (relatively) un-sensationalized overview of an artist's career.

The downside of this policy (as you indicate) is that there aren't enough hours in the day to fully write about every musician who releases an album or sits in on a session. This is unfortunate but in the same way that Rolling Stone or Spin's editorial teams cannot cover every new artist, our editors can't fully write up every person in the database.

The reason this was marked as "Solved" is that Dawn gave an explanation as to what to expect on our end, based on our resources and policies.