And/& in artist names

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During the years I have used last.fm mainly for seeing statistics what i have been listening on my computer.

It drives me nuts when there are bands like Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, King Khan & The Shrines/King Khan and The Shrines/King Khan and his Shrines... etc

Is at least possible for make a conversion for "&" mark so that it means the same with "and" on the database.

For example i now scrobbles for 3 different King Khan band names which all are the same band.
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This drives me nuts too! I wouldnt care if it says & or and, or even + or whatever... They just should be Scrobbled as one and the same artist. 

And it gets even worse when it comes to features! People tag one and the same song differently. 
For example there is the Song "Keeping score" by "Dan + Shay" featured "Kelly Clarkson". 
Some common ways to scrobble this song would be:
Dan + Shay feat. Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay & Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay AND Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay, Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay; Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay + Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan & Shay & Kelly Clarkson - Keeping score
Dan + Shay - Keeping score (Feat. Kelly Clarkson)
ETC.

(And this is only one example, there are hundretthousands of these...)
Depending on what Tags people use, the same song gets splitted into many different ones. Why are they not matched together? I wouldnt care what version of those it says, it would just be great if LastFm would recognize all features like those as one Song. Like streaming sites like Spotify do it too. One song by two artists, played from both, you can klick both. Why can't Lastfm do this? All of these scrobbles go to an extra artist instead of the two who sang a duett or whatever. It is just a big mess! :/

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I'm having a similar problem. When I listen to the group Belle and Sebastian on Spotify, Spotify always spells the name "Belle & Sebastian." (The group themselves use both, but more often "and."). The scrobbles with ampersand don't show up on last.fm under any artist, and so are effectively lost. I wish last.fm would fix this!
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https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Belle+&+Sebastian

There is an active redirection from this profile to the profile with "and", so scrobbles will appear there if you have enabled autocorrection in your settings.
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Larry Kooper

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@Hans-Jurgen - thanks! I was unaware of that setting and have now enabled it!