Separated Artist Stats of Songs by Multiple Artists

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Many songs are created by multiple artists. This could be a main artist with one or more featured artists or an equal collaboration of different artists. As far as I know, these scrobbles are either counted only for the collaboration (which is treated as a completely new artist) or only for the first artist in the list. For the sake of proper stats, the scrobbles should be counted for each participant separately. This requires the recognition of artist names and standard join phrases like "&", "feat.", "versus" or "/" (and their counterparts in different languages). The effective result of scrobbling "Artist 1 & Artist 2 - Title" would be logically 1 scrobbled song in the history and 1 scrobble for each of the participating artists. Exceptions: A singing duo or when the join phrase is part of the band name, it wouldn't make much sense to separate. These informations can be obtained from music databases.
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G.G.B.

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Zilverdael

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Last FM could use the artist notation in Discogs (the "Viewing All" notation) So all different artists with the same name can be seperated, and all variations merged.
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Iezuz

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Good suggestion, but hard to pull of with the existing system.
I guess this would require rewriting from scratch and introduce many unforeseen complications.
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Lan Pham

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Yes, it's a big issue that i find terribly annoying. i wish last.fm would at least tell us if this is possible
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dancingmongoose

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Agree that this would be good. That's one thing about a lot of music players that I dislike, their inability to store artists as an array.
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He's dead, Jim!

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If they know the MBID of the track (the old system did) then you could use that to look up the artist data on MusicBrainz to tell who made the track.