We've noticed reports about explicit tracks now playing as censored versions of your favorite tunes.
We try to buy unedited versions of all music and comedy we acquire, but sometimes a clean version is all that's available. This is particularly common with movie soundtracks and best-of collections.
Sometimes our licensing for certain content may expire. Other times we get the radio edit of a track before we get the original, and the tracks are indistinguishable from one another from a database perspective.
For that reason, Pandora might select a clean track from one of these sources instead of a nearly identical track from another album. This is an unfortunate reality of the record business: sometimes songs that are not identical are labeled as identical.
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To report any tracks that were once explicit but are now censored, please provide the following info:
• The name of the station where this occurred
• The name(s) of the artist(s)
• The title(s) of the track(s)
Once we have this information, we can report it to our curation team for you.
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Recently my band specific stations are playing heavily edited tracks that were previously not played.
After reviewing my thumbs, seeds and explicit content settings, there are no tracks or artists which could create this issue as described. I will begin a list of newly edited tracks and start loading this thread with them until something is done.
Five Finger Death Punch Radio
American Capitalist | Menace
Plays editied version
Five Finger Death Punch Radio
American Capitalist | If I Fall
Plays Edited Version
is it possible the edited version of the Album has replaced the explicit version? Seems tracks I have seen and others reported come from same album
Also, by Stone Sour, the studio verson of Come What(Ever) May was replaced by a live rendition of that song. The only time I ever thumbs up a live track is when I'm creating a new station, and it's the first song by an artist that I like to come up... in which case it's temporary.
Oops, correction: Song is actually 30/30-150.
It seems like every song on that that I hear on my stations is edited. I think it's the album cover with the woman and the car on it that has the uncensored versions.
Also, by Drowning Pool, I have the tracks Step Up and Hate from the album Desensitized thumbed up on my stations. Hate is from the uncensored album, while Step Up is from the censored album (The woman's chest on the album cover is ripped away). It maybe doesn't make too much difference for that particular track, but it's still a bit jarring for one who likes to keep things organized.
Also I didn't even realize under just now that the song Under and Over It was missing from my collection and playlists. That and the title track (American Capitalist) are both censored on my stations.
Another for the list:
Album: Still Counting (SIngle)
Track: Still Counting (Radio Edit) ~ Obviously it plays edited version However....
This one is definitely has been swapped out as I always thumb down Radio Edits.