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Explicit Tracks now Censored

AlyssaPandora
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Hi folks!

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.

Finally, the lyrics preview will always display "clean" lyrics. If you'd like to view the full, uncensored text, click Show more or See all lyrics.

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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.

Thanks for your help, and see ya around the community!

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AdamPandora
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@DaddyJohnny Thanks for reporting this - I've forwarded your feedback to the people who take care of the collection so they can investigate. 

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Luisav123
Underground

Hello again, 

It seems that the censored version of the hail mary Mallon album bestiary is back. It seems like the tracks were normal for a while but now they are censored again. 😞 

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AdamPandora
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@Luisav123 Thank you for updating us on this. I will make sure to pass this feedback along again to the folks who handle our collection. 

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110773
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all the songs on my yg station are clean



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AdamPandora
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@110773 We'd be happy to look into this further.

Please provide us with specific examples of censored tracks that are playing:

  • The name(s) of the artist(s).
  • The title(s) of the censored track(s)

Thanks for your help with this. 

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Apenn299
Local Performer
I have explicit content on to be allowed to be played but it's still not working through my shuffle radio what do I do to change that?
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Elapinski
Local Performer
Hi, I’m having the exact same issue as mschnell in the post below. Assistance please!? Thank you!!
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AdamPandora
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@Elapinski Please follow up with the information @AlyssaPandora requested here and we will be happy to look into this further.

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AdamPandora
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@Apenn299 I moved your post to this thread as it sounds like you are running into a similar issue.

You can reference the message @AlyssaPandora left above for more information around this.

 

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Lightbringer646
Underground

so the album revial by eminem is censored and i dont see an explict version which is lame. 

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Orgnlhylander
Local Performer

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

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AdamPandora
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@Orgnlhylander Thank you for reporting this - I have informed the folks who handle our collection so they can look into it further. 

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Orgnlhylander
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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

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AdamPandora
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@Orgnlhylander I've passed your feedback along to the folks who handle our collection - thank you for reporting! 

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blues-sevenfold
Diamond in the Rough

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.

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AdamPandora
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@blues-sevenfold The folks who take care of our collection have been alerted - thanks for reporting! 

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Orgnlhylander
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Another for the list:

Artists: Volbeat

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. 

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AdamPandora
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@Orgnlhylander Thanks for the additional report! I'll make sure to pass this feedback along as well. 

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Reese
Local Performer
My stations are having this issue. Ill be listening to a song and be really pumped about it then it does a scew and it just ruins it entirely. It changes my mood from happy to anger instantly. You said to report the song with all those details but where do we report that I want my pandora stations to be good again.
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AdamPandora
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@Reese Feel free to comment directly on this thread when those censored tracks play.

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