Unplayable songs in LastFM, available on Spotify.

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Hello.  There is some unplayable songs in the catalogue of Olvido band, are available on Spotify, and Deezer. https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido
This problem persist since November 2016, with W7 and W10. Google Cromme, Opera, and Firefox. The problems apears in the Spanish, English, or French version of LastFM (obviusly). 

We can find song are available in Lastfm, but there is no play button, so only youtube works.
Here I give you all the links of the albums, and of the unplayable songs too:

The last album released, Cupido Mors https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Cupido+I+Mors, is completely unplayable. 

There is two songs of tha album "Luto" https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Luto  unplayables:
https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Luto/Acci%C3%B3n-Reacci%C3%B3n
https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Luto/Pura+demagogia
You can check the attached image below:

And as well, two unplayable songs of the album "Neurosis de Destino" https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Neurosis+De+Destino :
https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Neurosis+De+Destino/De+cadenas+lentas+y+amores+ca%C3%ADdos
https://www.last.fm/music/Olvido/Neurosis+De+Destino/Antih%C3%A9roe

I'm not sure about the reason. There are little differences, about accents and capital letters, with the song names if compare with Spotify, but it doesn't match always with de problem, so I can't deduce as the reason why. This mistakes, or small differences, are not important for us, and they are typical and usual problems in english websides with spanish lenguage.

I hope you can fix it. 
Congratulation for surviving! And thank for your time, and continue working for the music!. 
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New albums on Spotify are usually not playable from Last.fm, as their data dump import is not up to date. Another reason can be any misspellings of the album or track titles, so they cannot be found on Spotify, e.g. is it "Cupido Mors", "Cupido I Mors", "Cupido l Mors" or "Cupido | Mors"? ;-) I just checked the Spotify page of your album, and there are no spaces in the title, i.e. it spells "CupidoIMors" there: spotify:album:2fvoBVzk2uBj6tFJuhkC3a. So you need to tell Spotify about it if this is an error.

If you want to make sure that your album has at least the correct tracklist on Last.fm, you should check if it is already listed on MusicBrainz and edit it there if not, as Last.fm regularly imports data from there. You should also use the vote option on the right side of an album or track page if the name is correct or not, because Last.fm uses this info to correct it.
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This is something Spotify is aware of? New albums above 2016 aren't playing as library radio :(
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I think Spotify knows and just don't care. The idea is that Spotify should provide Last.fm with a list of new playable tracks, but at some time they stopped doing so.

See https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/when-is-spotify-play-buttons-added

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So sad, this is the only function it's keeping me on Last.fm and doesn't work as it should be.
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Ok...I see you had changed something, because now is worst than before! I checked music brainz and, as I told you, there are some correct song name's  in Music Brainz matching with spotify (in Luto album) and not working anyway i LasFM.  But I found another songs, with differences between spotify and the music brainz titles (capital letters), and small diferences with the length of the songs (1 second, is this important?), and I see there are two albums missing. So I'll work on it.Thank you.
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I did not change anything with the spelling of your albums and tracklists, as a mod cannot do this, only the Last.fm music team sometimes. If you see changes on your album pages now, this might be the result of automatic data imports from MusicBrainz or other sources.

So I just checked your latest release on MusicBrainz:
https://musicbrainz.org/release/fb145f7a-bf1d-4803-8e81-b64195a1ca23

From that spelling it looks like the capital letter I between Cupido and Mors, and no spaces between them. That would be the same as on your Spotify album page, although the cover image would suggest a different spelling with a downward straight line | and spaces. Anyhow, that is up to you to decide how to correctly spell the album title.

The album page in Last.fm definitely differs from that spelling, as it has spaces and also uses a capital I, as far as I can see. So the search algorithm does not find that album title in the Spotify data dump, and that is probably why there are no play buttons.
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The  title CupidoIMors  in spotify is wrong,  the real name is Cupido | Mors, but its  an intermediary error,   it's not our mistake,  so it's difficult  for us to ask for  a correction now.  
So, I filled out all the information in  MusicBrainz,  all exactly  the same  way as  I see in spotify, and I  change the vote option in Last.fm  to a wrong name of the albums .   Now I'm waiting for some changes in Last.fm...
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There are many tracks that are on Spotify, but don't turn up as playable on Last.fm that don't have issues with accents or anything so it's a wider problem.
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Wider problem? You mean  it's common to have no playable songs  on Last.fm even if everything is right on MusicBrainz? or you mean in my case there is something more to check?
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That has nothing to do with MusicBrainz and more to do with that Spotify don't tell Last.fm which tracks are playable.
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So, I can do nothing more. Just wait.
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Yes, that's about it. But I'm not sure waiting helps either.