Spotify wants you to fix its bad music data

Spotify wants you to fix its bad music data

A new Spotify "Line-In" feature allows users to suggest edits to the information (metadata) that the streamer has about artists, albums and songs. There is also an option for a free account which includes ads.

"Listeners describe music in different ways, and understanding that information will help improve, extend, and confirm the information that describes music on Spotify", a Spotify spokesperson explained to Variety.

To that end, Spotify quietly opened up Line-In, a music metadata editor, to all of its users this month.

The tool itself was publicly announced today, but had been in testing since last fall.

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Apple's Apple Music streaming service, which has been No. 2 in USA subscribers behind Spotify AB, is quickly gaining ground against its rival and may overtake it this summer. They also check to see on how accurate your past suggestions have been.

Once users have accessed the Line-In web interface, they can make suggestions about the song's genre, mood, and other attributes.

ITWeb is attending the official launch on Tuesday and will provide more details as they become available. The company held a festive launch event this morning attended by some of the company's senior executives.

And this month, it revealed in its F-1 filing with the SEC that it had amassed a total of 200 petabytes (about 200,000 terabytes) of data about music and the way its users access it.

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