New Last.fm scrobbles database

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Hi everyone,

We are beginning to roll out a new scrobbles database. This changes how we store your scrobbles - a big change for us, while to you most things will look the same :)

You will get the following improvements from this:

  • Support for corrections: You can enable and disable corrections properly, with your corrected or uncorrected scrobbles matching in all places

  • Album artists are correctly shown in album views (e.g. the album charts, instead of track artists)

  • Imported plays (e.g. from iTunes, when you first joined) are shown and counted correctly in all views

Please note, as we're gradually rolling out the update, not all of you can see these changes yet.

What you will see:

Your overall scrobble counts should always remain the same.

As a result of the above mentioned improvements, you might see changes to your artist, album and track counts, as well as to scrobble counts of artists, albums and tracks:

  • For example, if you've disabled corrections, your artist, album and track counts usually will go up, and otherwise corrected items will be split up in your charts.

  • Your Loved Tracks now properly support corrections, too. You might see that your Loved Tracks count has decreased when corrections are enabled, as duplicate versions of the same track will have been merged.

  • Where you've previously scrobbled the same album with the same album artist a number of times, you probably would have had these plays split up in your album charts, with the track artists being shown instead. This will now show one album entry, with the album artist as artist. When this happens, you will see a decreased albums count in your library.

  • This also fixes a problem where you could have seen the same album twice in your album charts, with different play counts.

What to do if you notice anything odd:

  • If artists (albums, tracks) have suddenly been split up in your library, check if you have corrections disabled - and if necessary, enable them.

  • If the overall scrobbles count in your library has changed - check if you have imported plays from your media player (when you joined Last.fm; feature available before 2015), these are counted correctly now. The overall scrobbles counts on your profile and in your library should now match.

  • If you notice any slowness in your library, charts or scrobblegraphs not loading - do let us know.

  • If you notice any scrobbles missing or too many - check if any of the above applies, and if not, do let us know.

  • If you have any trouble deleting an artist, album or track from your library - do let us know.

Did you know scrobbling is already turning 16 years old next week? It's been a big journey and our new scrobbles database sets us up for many more years to come. Thanks for scrobbling.

Lots of love,

Team Last.fm
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It looks like the new database has started affecting my library. I tracked my listening report for VA compilation Pure... Italia and I must say the new database works like a charm. I'm finally able to listen to my favorite VA compilation without any issues! Thank you so much for this.
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My Type O Negative albums scrobble like an "AnD". I think this is because of this new database. https://www.last.fm/ru/user/RussianMeloman/library/music/AnD/October+Rust?date_preset=LAST_7_DAYS
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Did you check album artist field in Advanced tag editor? Perhaps that is causing you an issue that you have with the new database. I'm using AIMP to track my listening report for Type O Negative, and I don't have this issue that you described. I don't even have Type O Negative written in album artist field at all. I don't believe the new database is causing all this. Perhaps it's something else.
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This problem has appeared a few days ago, when they did this changes with the site. And I have no issues with tags.
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Hi Russian Meloman,

You have scrobbled AnD as album artist for the tracks that you've linked above, which is why your scrobbles on the album October Rust link to that artist.

For example:
artist: "Type O Negative",
album: "October Rust",
track: "Love You to Death",
album_artist: "AnD"
Please check your ID3 tags. If you want your scrobbles to be under Type O Negative, you'll need to have that as album artist.

Cheers,
Laura
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Hi, Laura. I've check out all tags, it's okay, "Type O Negative" in all tags. And I have no problem with scrobbling this artist earlier with the same music player (AIMP). Also, yesterday I was listened Bruce Springsteen "Born In The USA", but the album not appeared in charts. https://www.last.fm/ru/user/RussianMeloman/library?page=3
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Sorry we can't reproduce this problem, as far as the library is concerned you definitely scrobbled that album with "AnD" as the album artist.

Like Patrick, if I scrobble the following track in AIMP, with these tags, it shows in my library's album chart under Type O Negative, as expected.



So it seems like something's up with either your media player's library or the mp3's ID3 tags.

I think you'll find the same or a similar issue with Springsteen, as those tracks didn't scrobble with an album tag.
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I solve the problem, thanks. It's about "Album Artist" tag. I scrobble Springsteen's album from mobile deivce, from PC with AIMP it's fine.  Thank you.
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I appreciate all the hard work you're doing for us. Thanks for all the new stuff. I've got a bit of a problem though. There was an Ariel Pink album called Dedicated to Bobby Jameson which I was for a long while accidentally scrobbling from itunes with the album artist name also set to the same name as the record, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson. This mistake on my end created two of the same album on my page. Since the update, the album which should have around 1000 plays now just has 24 when I check my library, although the play count for the artist overall still seems correct. When I check my most played albums, the album is there but it's now listed under the incorrect artist name of Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, when it should be Ariel Pink. It's a bit of a mess, granted one which I created myself. I'm just wondering if this is going to fix itself of if there's anything I can do? Thank you.

https://www.last.fm/user/RainyWoods/library/music/Ariel+Pink

https://www.last.fm/user/RainyWoods/library/music/Dedicated+to+Bobby+Jameson/Dedicated+to+Bobby+Jame...




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I suspect that an autocorrection could fix that, but we can't do those at the moment.
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There are A LOT OF PROBLEMS with this "update", especially with track on russian language. Typical example you can see on the picture. 
And the problem takes place on artists, track and albums. By the way, i have RIGHT ID3v2 TAGS, but if i will correct tags, like your "database" offers and try to re-scrobble, I can see that your new "database" don't scrobble tracks with right tags and scrobbling stays incorrect. What the meaning of your changes if they don't work correctly? Please fix it!
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"Typical example you can see on the picture."

That's a catalogue page, the changes we made in this update only affect your library.  The key change here is that corrections in the library are consistent with the catalogue --  if that artist correction is wrong in the catalogue, we'll be able to fix this once we've finished the additional work that allows us to add and change catalogue corrections. 

In the meantime, turning corrections off in your settings should make your scrobbles to appear as you originally scrobbled them (with the correct ID3 tags).
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Auto-correct in my profile is turned off for a long time, because when it turn in, my profile has more errors. So, unfortunetely, it can't help. And when you plan to finish "the additional work"?
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Can you link me to your profile page, and the artist page you posted the picture of above, so I can take a closer look? Thanks.
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Hello


I've had about 200 tracks with about 2000 Scrobbles appear on my account and having read through this, I've realised they are tracks that were originally imported when I signed up (bootstrap tracks?) that I have since deleted when tidying up my library.


I've tried to delete these again since they've reappeared and I've had varying results. Some deleted normally, others took a few attempts, some continued to appear for a couple of hours after deleting then disappear.


But the majority of them won't delete. I go on delete from library, tick the little confirm box then confirm but the track/album total is the same and it remains in the library.


Any help with this would be appreciated. Username: jamesrulesss


Thanks

Update: Deleting each scrobble individually works straight away. It's only deleting albums and tracks that fail
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Hi James,

Do you have any examples of such imported items you're trying to delete from your library?

Do you remember when it was that you tried to delete them before?

Cheers,
Laura
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A more successful (but potentially laborious) workaround seems to be if you delete each bootstrapped scrobble entry that has appeared with the new database rollout.

I, too, have found that doing a "delete track" or "delete album" action is very unreliable and often seems to have no effect.
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Only delete one by one and don't foreget to update page in browser.
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>>>I, too, have found that doing a "delete track" or "delete album" action is very unreliable and often seems to have no effect.

Yeah, it looks like the service crashed and had to be restarted (I think someone tried to delete a huge number of scrobbles at once).  Any deletes you made in the last 2 days have been queued and should go through soon.
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Same problem with logged and not logged user:
When I logon, I have When I open private window, I have
https://www.last.fm/user/DystopianBy

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Ok, that's because your account isn't in the new database yet, but when you viewed your profile logged out, you saw it (to test performance we're showing it to a very small number of anonymous visitors). 

So what I'm seeing is:

New database:
362,381
1483

Old:
362,390
1392

The artist count increasing is consistent with you having corrections turned off and this actually working in the new db. 

The 9 missing scrobbles are from these days:

https://www.last.fm/user/DystopianBy/library?from=2018-09-13&rangetype=1day&page=2

Radiohead — Prove Yourself 13 Sep 12:38pm
Mogwai — San Pedro (Demo) 13 Sep 12:34pm

https://www.last.fm/user/DystopianBy/library?page=4&rangetype=1day&from=2018-09-17

Incubus — A Certain Shade Of Green  17 Sep 1:27pm
Rage Against the Machine — Calm Like a Bomb  17 Sep 1:22pm
You Slut! — Track Clagg  17 Sep 1:18pm
3 Doors Down — My Way  17 Sep 1:15pm
nobody.one — X.R.  17 Sep 1:12pm
April or Nil — S.O.S.  17 Sep 1:07pm

https://www.last.fm/user/DystopianBy/library?from=2018-09-07&rangetype=1day

The Seven Mile Journey — The Axiom Anomaly  7 Sep 6:15pm

Are these tracks that perhaps you tried to delete, but the delete didn't process?
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Nope, those are lost tracks, I didn't try to delete them. MERGE 'EM ALL!))
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Ok thanks, I'll let the team know.
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I appear to be having issues deleting the last stragglers of Fantome from my library.
I understand the whole thing where it hasn't had a catalogue correction, but my issue seems to originate from Spotify as they had the album mistitled without the ô and I am trying to remove the last bits of the misspelling.
Also, the single scrobble from Hatsukoi that is appearing I have tried deleting as well to no avail.

Fantome: https://www.last.fm/user/TinySparrows/library/music/Utada+Hikaru/Fantome?date_preset=ALL_TIME
Hatsukoi: https://www.last.fm/user/TinySparrows/library/music/Hikaru+Utada/Hatsukoi?date_preset=ALL_TIME

I've submitted delete requests regularly over the past few days and haven't seen either of the entries deleted, doing both album deletion and track deletion.
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Thanks for letting us know, I'll pass this on to the devs.

edit: Yes, the deletion service crashed and had to be restarted - your deletes should be processed soon.
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Deleted manually one by one all scrobbles of https://www.last.fm/user/artur_ost/library/music/Michael+Jackson/Thriller+25 - but the album still at my library...

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I noticed today that the total artist count on my profile and in my library is stuck. When I discover a new artist it doesn't increase, and the artist page shows 0 Scrobbles despite it appearing in my library. 

This is with auto-correct turned off (was working fine until now). If I enable auto-correct my artist count goes up as normal and Scrobbles are displayed correctly on the pages for those new artists. 
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Thanks for the heads-up, corrected charts are indeed experiencing a delay at the moment while we're fixing up something. Your scrobbles are there and you should be seeing them in charts soon when they catch up.

Cheers,
Laura
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Okay, thanks! 
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Is it possible to check https://www.last.fm/music/Rone/Creatures/(00) - the track title is correct but not scrobbling.

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I'm still a bit confused. When I look at my profile without logging in, I see Recent Scrobbles, Top Artists and Top Albums as I should (and how I've always seen them). When I log in, there are changes that I did not make, with Top Albums especially auto-correcting the artists even though i don't have the auto-correct box checked in my settings.

Basically:

I listen to a lot of Japanese artists and notice that when I log in, the artists have been auto-corrected from Japanese to English in the Top Albums chart. So the artist "おやすみホログラム" now reads as "Oyasumi Hologram". I use this example because it's currently in my top albums (set to the last 7 days).

Also:

What is working to some degree, is Top Artists. The artists that should be tagged in Japanese still are in this category, and when I click on these artists from the Top Artists list, they show the correct scrobbles but do not list any albums, saying: "...didn't scrobble any albums by this artist during the selected date range. Try expanding the date range or view scrobbles for all time", even though I have set it to all time. When I click on a track to get to an album/EP from here, it redirects to the romanized name of the japanese artist.

I hope any of this makes sense.
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Refer to this comment by Jon for your second point.
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thank you guys for the hard working you're doing. I knw it's being rolled out to 50% of users only but does it matter if you have a subscription or not?
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Not at this time, as we mainly testing for performance / load,  as well as catching bugs that slipped through testing (several of which we've identified and are now in the process of fixing).  Once those issues have been resolved we'll likely ramp it up to 75% - 100% quite quickly.  
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After the site was updated, some artists in my library were left with duplicate albums and a different artist tag

Ex; '샤이니 (SHINee) - 1 of 1'
It should be 'SHINee - 1 of 1'
Can you fix it?

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Hi,

This might be explained by this post here, but I'd need to see your library to be sure.  What is your Last.fm username?
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Thanks, this is definitely the problem I was referring to.  1 of 1 came out in 2016 (after the site relaunched) and you're scrobbling the artist as '샤이니 (SHINee)'.  So these newer tracks and albums will appear in charts under 샤이니 (SHINee), but these plays will still count towards your overall 'SHINee' scrobble count.

Even though there's an artist correction from 샤이니 (SHINee) to SHINee, we can't correct their newer albums or tracks (2015 onwards) yet, because the catalogue corrections dataset is static. Once we're able to create new catalogue corrections, we'll be able to add corrections for their new albums and tracks.  I explained this in more detail  in this post
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So my scrobbles will stay like this until you create another catalog, right? ;-;
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Nothing is fixed for me, as usual...


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Because you're not in the test group yet. 

You have corrections turned off, so it'll appear as Septic Flesh here:

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Oh, never mind then... I thought I read it had been fixed.

I'm hoping this won't be fixed soley for those who use auto-correct? Because that will never get switched on by me... since I'm one of those people who own an extensive physical record collection, I can see for a fact that many of these "corrections" are actually incorrect.
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The new database should fix it for both corrected and uncorrected views, but only 50% of logged in users and I think ~1% of logged out users can see it right now.  

Turning corrections off in the new db works like it did on last.fm before the site relaunch in 2015 - i.e. your charts will reflect what you scrobbled, and won't apply any corrections.  Whether that's more or less correct will depend on the quality your id3 tags.
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Thanks for the reply.

I do understand why the auto correction is a big deal for your database and I truly wish I could use it... but the problem is that for those of us who ARE meticulous with their tags, it tends to be somewhat of a struggle. For instance, with artists that changed their name during the course of their career... for me there's absolutely no valid argument that the albums of such artists that were released under their previous name, should ever be scrobbled under their current name. This is just an example, as their are many more... like demo versions of tracks that were spelled slightly different.

I'm hoping this update will indeed serve as a good "in-between".

By the way, back in the day there were countless requests for some sort of post-scrobble editor specifically for albums... since incorrect tagged tracks can be easily re-scrobbled in most cases, but albums not so much. I know the answer was that there was no such thing planned for the foreseeable future, but I'd still like to ask if this might have changed? Before I start deleting and re-scrobbling entire albums...
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>>>the problem is that for those of us who ARE meticulous with their tags, it tends to be somewhat of a struggle. 

Fair enough, it's an imperfect solution to a difficult problem.  

>>>for me there's absolutely no valid argument that the albums of such artists that were released under their previous name, should ever be scrobbled under their current name.

Yep, that's your use case, and it's perfectly valid.  It's your data after all, and that's why we offer both corrected and uncorrected views.

From our point of view, the purpose of corrections is to make music easy to find, not necessarily 100% discographically 'correct' (which is why I actually think the term 'corrections' can be misleading, as in many cases there's no 'correct' answer that's going to satisfy everyone).  
 
>>>Back in the day there were countless requests for some sort of post-scrobble editor specifically for albums... since incorrect tagged tracks can be easily re-scrobbled in most cases, but albums not so much. I know the answer was that there was no such thing planned for the foreseeable future, but I'd still like to ask if this might have changed?

Editing your scrobble data is something that's up for consideration as a possible subscriber feature next year.  I can't really confirm this will definitely happen yet, as it depends on whether it's feasible or not (currently floating in the 'this should be possible but we haven't tried it' stage), but it's high on our list of things we want to do.
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"From our point of view, the purpose of corrections is to make music easy to find, not necessarily 100% discographically 'correct' (which is why I actually think the term 'corrections' can be misleading, as in many cases there's no 'correct' answer that's going to satisfy everyone)."

Fair point. Hadn't really thought about it like that.

"Editing your scrobble data is something that's up for consideration as a possible subscriber feature next year.  I can't really confirm this will definitely happen yet, as it depends on whether it's feasible or not (currently floating in the 'this should be possible but we haven't tried it' stage), but it's high on our list of things we want to do."

Awesome, good to hear. This would in my mind (hoping most users aren't that lazy or indifferent) further pave the way towards an almost flawless database.
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Editing your scrobble data is something that's up for consideration as a possible subscriber feature next year.  I can't really confirm this will definitely happen yet, as it depends on whether it's feasible or not (currently floating in the 'this should be possible but we haven't tried it' stage), but it's high on our list of things we want to do.
I would love this to come to fruition as this would be a very useful feature. I think making it a subscriber-only feature would be a good idea, bearing in mind how open to abuse general scrobbling is.

>>>for me there's absolutely no valid argument that the albums of such artists that were released under their previous name, should ever be scrobbled under their current name.

Yep, that's your use case, and it's perfectly valid.  It's your data after all, and that's why we offer both corrected and uncorrected views.
I can see the wisdom of Jon's diplomatic answer, here.

For me, I can't imagine a valid argument for NOT aggregating scrobbles for an artists who happens to have changed their name, sometimes either for purely indulgent "artistic" reasons or to get around legal contracts.

For example, American R&B singer Amerie briefly went by "Ameriie" (note the double i) and released a couple of songs/EPs under this variation but it's still the same artist. Similarly, ex-Girls Aloud member Cheryl used to use her first husband's name (Cole) but since she's divorced, remarried, and divorced again, now goes by the mononym Cheryl for her music releases. Again, it's all the same artist, even if the name variations on the artwork would technically scrobble as distinct artists. There's also American pop duo Aly & AJ who briefly went by 78Violet and are now back as simply Aly & AJ again.

I would personally like to see artists like this aggregated under a unique artist ID so that the technical exactness of tagging can be honoured (if desired) but all the albums would be grouped together in our library stats. I'm not sure how feasible this would be or if it's even on the cards, but that would be my ideal end product.
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This is straying off topic a bit, but I think I've said before, for artists like Cheryl and Aly & AJ, the idea is to eventually add support for aliases into the catalogue, similar to musicbrainz which should address this case.  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Different scrobble numbers in app and on the site.

Hi there,
Since yesterday I have a strange problem with my profile. When I look on my page, I have 4 scrobbles less than in Last.fm app on android and on desktop app in Windows. Any ideas what could be the reason of this difference?
My last.fm profile name is purpleman82.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
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If you have any trouble deleting an artist, album or track from your library - do let us know.
https://www.last.fm/user/Seqularise/loved

Can't delete them. Very annoying.

Am I in testing group? If not, can someone manually add me, please?
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You're not in the testing group, that's most likely why you can't delete these loved tracks (they're already deleted from the new db).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Different scrobble numbers when sign in/sign out.

Hello there; 

My scrobble numbers change when I sign in or sign out. For example; I've listened Tori Amos - Past the Mission 258 times. But when I sign in, the number changes to 178. Many songs has this problem. I don't understang what the problem is. Can you please help? 

My username is frailangel
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This is probably caused by the changes described in Laura's post above; however for the example you gave, I see 229 scrobbles for both the new and old database:

https://www.last.fm/user/frailangel/library/music/Tori+Amos/_/Past+the+Mission
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Hi there.
My playcounter just disappeared today. And recent tracks is also gone: There was a problem loading your recent tracks, please try again later.
My username is stepxaside
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Are you still seeing this?  It might have been a temporary outage.
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No, everything is fine now. Thank you.
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Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Dark Side of the Moon" scrobbles were merged before this update. Now they are separated again. Please fix it.
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It seems I'm unable to tag albums... is this due to the migration as well?
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Yes, it's a known issue with the new scrobbles database. But íf you are a subscriber and just got the new website design as well, you can tag albums again - which in this case is really a bug and not a feature, because it looks like subscribers do not get the new scrobbles database at the moment.
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Ah. No rush.
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I'm not sure if this is related to the new database, but I just noticed that a few of the video game soundtrack albums I ripped in the last year had mixed up album artists. I didn't realize until recently that those tags mattered to the system, even though I know I set them to what I wanted before I imported them anyhow. (Maybe it's an iTunes issue.) I started to go through and just delete the weird tracks/albums as a fix until I can manually change the tags, but now one album I deleted is stuck in my Top Albums at 60 plays.

(https://www.last.fm/music/Hiroshi+Yamaguchi/%C5%8Ckami+Original+Soundtrack)

Another album seems to have all the right tags, but shows up in two slots on my Top Albums at 38 plays and 23 plays. If I click on the album, it shows 51 plays.

(https://www.last.fm/music/%E6%A1%9C%E5%BA%AD%E7%B5%B1/Tales+of+Symphonia+Original+Soundtrack)


https://www.last.fm/user/fireflys_locket





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As you are a subscriber, too, please see my comment above yours.
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I have the new website design, but not the new scrobbles database.
I wish the database would have been the priority feature implemented.
Of course, I'd rather have my scrobbles/compilations showing correctly.
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Sorry about this - the team are working on this now, and aim to have all subscribers moved to the new db within the next few days.
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Okay, thanks, that's a relief.
When I'm logged out, I see that everything is scrobbling as it should... with autocorrect off.
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Hello, 
i got a problem. I'm not sure if this is caused by the new scrobble Database, but i wanted to mention it here instead of making a new thread.

In the past, i misspelled some of my scrobbles. At the time, they were sucessfully merged, but now they are not anymore. E.g. I was too lazy to spell Ed Sheeran the right way in the open Webscrobbler for a couple of times. (I typed Ed sheran). Back then it was matched and scrobbled the right way. But suddenly, i got 2 Ed's in my library. (Both, the correct one AND the misspelled) Those scrobbles are seperated. The funny thing is, when i click at the misspelled artist, it leads to the right one. But my scrobbles are stil the same mess... Also some other artist who i misspelled were splitted and also some songs I misspelled were seperated as 2 different songs. 

Btw. I still have the old Design, if that matters. (Username: Sossy537)
And sorry if someone wrote about the same issue before.
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>>>But suddenly, i got 2 Ed's in my library. (Both, the correct one AND the misspelled) Those scrobbles are seperated.

Can you please link me to the page in your library you're seeing this? Thanks.
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I'm experiencing the same thing. I'm seeing my library without auto-correction, but the option's still marked.
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Here it says Ed Sheeran — Perfect
https://www.last.fm/de/user/Sossy537/library/tracks?to=2018-04-30&from=2018-01-01&page=1
On the next page it says Ed sheran — Perfect
Also there is Portugal. The Man — Feel It Still AND portugal the man — Feel it Still which is one and the same song too....
And when i klick at Ed Sheeran and at my scrobbles (40) i see the song "Perfect" twice: https://www.last.fm/de/user/Sossy537/library/music/Ed+Sheeran
Its the same with Feel it still...
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Thanks, this is caused by the new database.  It's because you scrobbled those tracks with the wrong spelling, and we haven't updated the catalogue corrections dataset to work with new tracks yet (anything released from mid 2015 onwards).

For more information on this problem, and when it will be fixed, please see my post at the top of the thread here.
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Looks like most of them have now been deleted.

The only ones that remain appear to be Mariah Carey - maybe try deleting the individual scrobbles (there's less than 8)
https://www.last.fm/user/ThatGuyRaphael/library/music/Mariah+Carey?date_preset=ALL_TIME
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Here what it says:

ThatGuyRaphael didn't scrobble this track during the selected date range. Try expanding the date range or view scrobbles for all time.

but it still shows the scobble in other views. :(

https://www.last.fm/user/ThatGuyRaphael/library/music/Mariah+Carey/_/All+My+Life?date_preset=ALL_TIM...
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Thanks, it should be fixed now, can you take a look please?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Album split?.

Coheed and Cambria's album Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Maddness somehow split to two different albums tags, and is now showing the album twice with two lower totals than before. What happened and how can I fix this?
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Hi AJ, what is your Last.fm username and do you have corrections enabled in your settings?

I think this is caused by changes introduced by the new database, which you can read about in Laura's post above, but I need to see your library to be sure.  Looking at the screenshots, there's a slight spelling difference between the two album titles -- it's possible that you scrobbled a number of the tracks with one spelling, and another half with the other spelling (unfortunately Last.fm doesn't support album corrections yet).
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It's awoodz92, and yes I do.

They were all scrobbled under the same album name up until a few days ago. It was around my top 5 most played albums, then it suddenly split.
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Thanks. Ok, so the issue is that the actual album tags you submitted to us when you scrobbled these albums were split between the two different spellings.

 From 2015 to early 2016, and again in 2018 you used: "Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness"
https://www.last.fm/user/awoodz92/library/music/Coheed+and+Cambria/Good+Apollo+I%27m+Burning+Star+IV....

 Then from 2016 to early 2018 you used "Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1 - From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness" as the album tag, before switching back to the first one again.
https://www.last.fm/user/awoodz92/library/music/Coheed+and+Cambria/Good+Apollo+I%27m+Burning+Star+IV....

I don't know if this was from your own mp3 collection and you changed the tags at some point, or (perhaps more likely?) this is scrobbled from Spotify or another streaming service, which might explain why the spelling changed over time without you realising.

We technically can't do album corrections properly on the site yet, which is why the two different spellings are split in your library. The reason they weren't split before is because the old database included an unfinished / kludgey attempt at album corrections, which shouldn't have been deployed (and there's no corresponding catalogue correction for this album either). While it seems to have worked ok for that particular album, it caused a lot of problems with user libraries overall (not being able to delete tracks, duplicate albums appearing, etc), which is why we've had to remove this for the time being in the new database until we're able to properly address album corrections in the Last.fm catalogue.  Sorry about that, it is something we should be fixing though.