Incorrect redirects

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last.fm/music/Eight+Days redirects to last.fm/music/Eight+Dayz

Any time I scrobble from the album last.fm/music/Implode/I+of+Everything it redirects to last.fm/music/Implodes/I+of+Everything

There's no way to manually fix this and turning off auto correct does nothing. What am I supposed to do because it means I can't listen to these artists at the moment without having to turn off last.fm scrobbling each time in order to avoid these stupid redirects.
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Same here.
Polish band Rosa Vertov is being scrobbled and redirected on the website to Rosa Yemen ( http://www.last.fm/music/Rosa+Vertov ). And these are two completely different artists. I mean, do I wait for a reporting tool are can we report it here, on the forum?
And for the same reason (at least it's what I think) the charts are kind of messed up and they don't show the artist's track or album (artist: Rosa Vertov) that is redirected. Screenshot below
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The artist Noth always redirects to Notch.
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Official Response
Hi, 

There is currently no way of removing a catalogue item (track or artist) re-direction.

Once the new catalogue, which is being tested at the moment, is live on the site and the manual correction tool is developed an implemented, we will be able of taking care of these incorrect cases.

There is more information at https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/music-catalogue-beta-for-subscribers-your-feedback
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Any ETA on this? Will it come out this month?
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Hi Lan, 

April seems more probable at the moment. The new catalogue will be available to subscribers at first.
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Philip Whitehead

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It's nearly May. Updates please?
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Hi Philip. Lan,

The data team is still working on the catalogue and we are testing the internal beta. That is all the news I have at the moment, I am afraid.
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Hi Last.fm,

Regarding "the manual correction tool" mentioned above - what is that exactly, any chance you can tell a bit more about it?

As I understand it (and hope it will be) it'll be allowing us to make changes to scrobbled songs by correcting wrong artist names, album names and track names, right?

Will it be possible only for future scrobbles, or also for songs we've already scrobbled? I'd personally prefer the latter, as that would allow us to clean up our messed libraries....

Cheers,
RasmV
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Redirection problems.

is there a way i can vote against a redirect? every time i try to scrobble an artist called tchan, it redirects it to É O Tchan, totally different artist. can i get this fixed at all? i can't see any option to vote against it and i swore it used to have one.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Incorrect Artist Redirect.

Can the redirect for Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL be removed, please? This is an official collaboration and tag that's being, incorrectly, redirected to the artist tag for Hans Zimmer. 

Thank you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Incorrect Redirect.

The band Sick Days (who can be found at sickdays25.bandcamp.com) is redirecting to an artist page spelled SickDays (with no space) even with auto correct turned off. Can this issue be fixed? I recognize this is part of a larger redirect issue that needs to be addressed.
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Same thing here. Scrobbles for the German singer Vanessa Mai change to Vanessa-Mae (an artist I had never heard of) on Last.fm. Quite annoying. I have never used the autocorrect to prevent things like this, but unfortunately it currently also redirects without the autocorrect on.
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Are you for real or just trolling? Vanessa Mae is extremely popular...
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Another example of wrong re-direct:
This artist: http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Kattie
is redirected to http://www.last.fm/music/Kittie

It's wrong, because of this: https://www.jamendo.com/artist/485287/kattie
:-)


I suppose that in the database my scrobbles ARE saved as for the artist Kattie (and with the new catalogue hopefully they will be displayed correctly), but until the redirects are corrected, I'll still have them to Kittie .... ughh, I hate this
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Does Last.fm even fix these?

But here's another example:
http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Vesala
is the stage name for http://www.last.fm/music/Paula+Vesala
and should NOT be redirected to http://www.last.fm/music/Edward+Vesala
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Hey, long-time all-day every-day listener (Oct 2004),

Just to add one more to the list for whomever eventually plugs down the list:

http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Will+Weeks redirects to Will Smith!  I actually googled around a bit to see if Mr. Smith once played a Mr. Weeks, but no hits.  So I dunno!
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This one also should be solved:
http://www.last.fm/music/Down+Below/_/All+deine+Wege
The correct title of the song is "Alle Deine Wege" (not All...)

Musicbrainz has this corrected in the previous days (it was wrong at Musicbrainz, all right, but now it is corrected).

My tags are correct, but when playing + scrobbling this song, it gets auto-corrected to the wring title.
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I have another example di wrong redirection:

this artist: http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Anal+Babies

is redirected to this artist: http://www.last.fm/music/Anal+Babes

But they are two completely different artists. Anal Babes are a Rock/Punk band from Norway, Anal Babies is a 80s Punk Rock band from Sacramento, US.

Evidence: http://systemsabotagechaos.blogspot.it/2009/07/mystery-band.html

Could you please fix that?
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Polish singer Carmell: http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/...
is being incorrectly redirected to the Swedish group Caramell: http://www.last.fm/music/Caramell
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One more wrong redirections:

This indie artist: http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Dyan

is redirected to the house artist: https://www.last.fm/music/Dyan+B.


I really hope these can all be fixed, but I'm skeptical seeing how ones reported in this thread a year ago are still wrong and there hasn't been an official reply to this thread for ten months.
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Do we have any updates on the matter?

Artist https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Equal

shouldn't redirect to

https://www.last.fm/music/%22E%22qual in any way shape or form...
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Insight Out

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Well the truth is I can vote for all of your artists guys on the is the artist's name correct thing, but I am not really convinced it is going to help...
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These artists are bend into only one... I can't listen to Lele...

https://www.last.fm/music/Le+Le
https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Lele
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And another:

The indie/folk artist: https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/ratboys
is redirected incorrectly to the jam artist: https://www.last.fm/music/ratboy

Is anyone actually paying attention to this stuff? You at last.fm are asking us to subscribe, but don't seem to be responsive at all to our concerns. Why would I give money to a site that's so indifferent to its users?
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Yes, all examples of bad redirects, including yours, are going on a spreadsheet and being passed on to the data team, who should be taking care of this in the near future.  
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Another wrong redirection:

industrial/techno/noise artist Skander https://www.discogs.com/artist/525197-Skander

redirected incorrectly to  https://www.last.fm/music/Iskander
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Thanks, I've added it to our list or bad redirects to remove.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Wrong artist for OIJ.

Hello,

All songs / EPs of OIJ (electronic music)are somehow linked to the profile of (thrash metal) band OIL. This is messing up the tags on Hypem as well and making it hard for my music to be found.

Could you please fix this and create a separate profile for OIJ? All other sites don't seem to have an issue with this.

Thanks in advance.
OIJ
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This is a bad redirection (OIJ -> OIL).  I've added it to our list, and we will take care of it as soon as it becomes possible to do so.
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Thanks, Jon
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