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What happens if two artists have the same name on Spotify?

What happens if two artists have the same name on Spotify?

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.

What happens when two artists have the same name?

Streaming services sometimes group artists together who have the same (or similar) names, or create a new artist page instead of using your existing page. Ideally, if someone already has the name, you should come up with a different name.

Can there be artists with the same name on Spotify?

There are millions of artists on Spotify delivering over 20,000 tracks per day, so it’s likely that there are artists out there with the same or similar names. I recommend using a distributor that enables you to deliver music with a specified artist ID so it’s added to the right artist page and there is no guesswork.

Can two music artists have the same name?

So, yes, similar band names happen, and they can cause sticky trademark issues. Therefore, it is helpful to be equipped with proper trademark registration to ensure your trademark ownership.

How do I find out if an artist name is taken?

Search your rap name in the trademark database and see if it’s already taken

  1. Step 1: Visit the Search Trademark Database.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and click the “Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)” button.
  3. Step 3: Select the Basic Word Mark Search option:
  4. Step 4: Enter your rap name and press the “Submit Query” button.

Is my artist name trademarked?

The Trademark Electronic Search System is a database maintained by the USPTO. It is a good starting point for your search, where you can see if your artist name is already a registered trademark. Your application can still be denied based on names that you didn’t find in the TESS database.

Can an artist have two names?

An artist can use two names or replace their name with a pseudonym. Artists also use a pseudonym if another artist has the same name, has a common name, or wants to hide their identity.

Why are some artist songs not on Spotify?

License expirations: Spotify has to strike licensing agreements with music labels and other copyright holders in order to stream their songs on the Spotify platform. These licensing agreements have finite expiration dates—and if those licensing agreements aren’t renewed, the songs can no longer be streamed.

How do I protect my artist name?

To prevent others from using your name for any reason, including merchandise, you should register it as a trademark. Once your name is trademarked, you can file suit against others who are using the name without your permission.

How do I change my artist name on Spotify?

To update your artist name, ask your label or distributor to submit a metadata update to us. You can’t manually change your artist name on Spotify. We display the artist name in the metadata delivered to us. Once we get the updated info, the changes should show within 2 business days.

What is it called when an artist uses a different name?

The definition of a pseudonym (or nom de plume in French) is a fake name used by a writer when writing and publishing their work in order to protect themselves or increase the chance of success.