Nice look, but problems remain

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I actually like the new format, looks cleaner but a softer format, which is more inviting. But the new format doesn't cover up the fact that there is still misinformation on this website, and when I attempted in the past to alert you guys to this, my attempts were ignored. For example, you have a listing for the freestyle artist Corina's self-titled 1991 album/CD. The image shown is actually for a CD single for a different title, and the track listing is for the similarly named artist Corinda's self-titled 1996 country music release. A cosmetic change is not going to solve the continuing problem of misinformation.
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Robert Sanchez

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hoagyguitarmichael

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I just addressed the same thing under Improve AMG accuracy
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As I replied in the other thread:
This may not be a helpful-sounding answer, but I'll pass this on to our data team.

It's a relatively small group and they've always got millions of pieces of information to deal with (including 110 million album credits) which makes finding time for corrections challenging.

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Certainly I can understand time constraints. But the above example is something I alerted Allmusic to many years ago, and it was never addressed. It gives the impression that the input of users is not actually appreciated, and that inaccuracies are okay. It makes one less likely to trust the data here.
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I understand your frustration.

(As you likely know) AllMusic/AMG/Rovi is also the data source for a lot of music sales and e-commerce sites online, and the demands of our customers to update and maintain high-traffic large commercial new releases often take up the majority of their time.

Correcting out-of-print or archival information unfortunately ends up being a secondary priority and that group only occasionally gets free time to pick up things like you're pointing out.

Sorry your corrections have not been corrected despite your hard efforts.
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I can appreciate the desire to keep current and upcoming releases as updated as possible. But this indicates to me that the primary purpose of Allmusic is to provide info for commercial sites, and actual research info for many internet users is of less importance. I'm not saying that's wrong, your site has to make money through ads and industry uses. But for the enormous number of regular joes who hope to find accurate release data for a variety of artists, the temptation is to then rely on other sites for desired info, such as discogs.com.
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It is definitely a balancing act. I hope we can address the requests of our users AND still keep the customer satisfied.