What is an artist separation? Often, bands/artists that have the same or similar names get placed under the same Spotify artist profile or an album gets placed under the wrong artist profile. In order to get this corrected, we need to file something called an Artist Separation. This request helps create a new artist profile if there is another artist or band with the same/similar name or move your album/single from the incorrect profile to the correct one.
What can I do if my release is on the wrong page? We have created a special tool for you to request your own Spotify Artist Separation. You can access the link anytime from your Members Dashboard.
This tool will allow you to request the following:
- My release is on someone else’s Spotify artist page, move it to my Spotify artist page
- My release is on the wrong Spotify artist page, I need a new Spotify artist page created
- Someone else’s release is on my Spotify artist page and I would like it removed
How long will it take for my release to be separated? It can take 1-2 weeks for your artist separation to process after we file the initial request. Please make sure to monitor Spotify for the update.
Can I see whether or not I've submitted one before?
Yes! Click on the Spotify Artist Separations link from your account dashboard, then select the "Review My Request History" from the next page.
The release or artist page I want to separate is not showing up!
We can only request a separation for a release you have distributed through your CD Baby Members account. Additionally, requests to move a release from one artist page to another can only be accepted if the artist name on both pages is EXACTLY the same. We are not able to make changes to an artist name after a release is finalized. If you want to change your artist name, you must cancel the title and resubmit with a new fee and bar code. Please be aware that some of the digital partners may hide the updated version from their store if you use the same sound recording with a different artist name.
The tool did not help me with my Spotify Artist Separations problem.
If you are having a problem with your music on a Spotify page that is not resolved by using this tool, please use our contact form to file an artist separation request that will be manually reviewed by our team. Please submit your request here.
Can I request that all my future projects be placed on the correct Spotify page?
Yes! We are now able to deliver Artist IDs to Spotify, so the next time you release new music, we will help you look up & select your Spotify Artist ID during the submission process. Providing your Spotify Artist ID allows us to deliver your music to the correct artist page on the first try! We can store a Spotify Artist ID for every artist on your release, and once you look up the ID for each artist, we’ll save them to use again every time you release new music featuring those artists.
My release has an Artist Separations issue at other partners too!
We can process artist separations for some of our digital partner sites. Each partner must be requested separately. Additional information and the link to file the request can be found here.