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Ability to report Pandora library issues

Ability to report Pandora library issues

Underground
Status: Open Ideas

Greetings,

As an avid Pandora user, I (like many others I presume) spend a decent amount of time & energy to curate my various stations. 

In my efforts I have occasionally come across some incorrectly labled bands/songs/albmuns...  I believe this happens when more than one band/artist share a (similar) name; however, this can cause some havoc when streamlining a station for a specific genre.

For example, my station, "Goes to 11" features various metal and rock bands.  While delving into some doom metal bands I came across 'Funeral', a Norwegian Funeral Doom Metal band.  To my pleasure, Pandora has them as an available artist (unfortunately Orodruin is not - sad face); however, clicking on their artist page seems to feature what appears to be a rap/hip-hop act named 'Funeral' with a single song "Die Lit" (with the rest of Norway's 'Funeral' doom metal albums beneath.  Mind you, I have no problem with rap/hip-hip but (if I liked this song) I'd categorize it under my 'What? Yeah! Okaaaaaay!" station.  Please note that this isn't the only time that I have come across an error such as this.

Might Pandora consider adding a feature where listeners can "report" when a song/artist/album seems to be mislabeled or grouped incorrectly.  These reports could then be reviewed for accuracy and corrections made as appropriate.

Thank you for your time and consideration, I love the service!

 

~Gorn

 

 

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On the Rise

The issue seems to be that there are two bands named "Funeral", and a computer can't discern between genres.

This can happen: "Covenant" is an electro band from Sweden, but there's also I think a country Christian band as well as a death metal band by that name as well. You can't fault the system for not immediately knowing this, I mean if you were searching for "Funeral" how would you indicate to the system you wanted the one band versus the other?

 

 

Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Ideas

@Gornicus That sounds like a great idea - let's see what the community has to say about this one! 

Local Performer

I ran into this thread after I went to go relisten to a song I had found only to find (for all practical purposes) that it didn't exist. The song in question is "Blue Stockings" by Sea Wolf is being shown as "Red Lights" on Pandora. I wish there was a way to get this fixed as it is clear that the archives are incomplete.

@AdamPandora

-TDHS

Moderator
Moderator

@TheDudeHimSelf Thanks so much for pointing this out.

We really appreciate your taking the time to let us know. I've forwarded this to the people who take care of the collection. We'll look into it ASAP.

Also make sure to give this feature request a Heart to share your interest in it as well!

Local Performer
The new release from Frank Black, https://www.pandora.com/artist/frank-black/hard-times-single-explicit/hard-times/TRp7bv2rjkn659J is a good example. But I appreciate the mislabeling. It made me laugh for a while.
Underground

I think this sounds like a great idea ! I have been having trouble with songs being censored (they were not previously censored). Having a report button with drop down menu options like incorrect genre or censorship issues would make reporting these errors and problems efficient!

Local Performer

Great idea! Especially since I have a John Adams station (contemporary/classical composer of the opera Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer) and I just heard a cover of the Maroon5 song Sugar by a very different John Adams (Welsh Singer/Songwriter/Busker).

Moderator
Moderator

@guyndurham Thanks so much for pointing this out.

We really appreciate your taking the time to let us know. I've forwarded this to the people who take care of the collection. We'll look into it ASAP.

Local Performer
On a similar vein, there's a "cover" of 21 Pilots Kitchen Sink by some guy named Aeryk Bacon and it sounds like some random dude mumbling over top the real song, yet it keeps getting suggested on my stations. A report feature would be perfect for things like this.
Local Performer

I've reported on multiple occasions through the support desk and in the past things would often be cleared up in a week or two, but the last few times over the last year or two, no progress has been made and it continues to get worse.

We really need an appropriate mechanism for reporting issues with duplicate names and mis-attributed albums - and as I just found today, missing albums!  Anything would help.

Additionally - @Paradigm, get militant in your use of the down thumb and crap that that should go away eventually.