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Playout Policy: Detection of "Same Artist"
In electronic dance music, artists often collaborate and that makes it hard for PlayIt Live to avoid playing the same artist too often with Playout Policy active. Example: It seems not to realize that "XX feat. AA", "XX vs. BB", "XX & CC" or "XX with DD feat. EE" is the same artist XX, because it only seems to compare the entire Artist entries. So I'd like a filter to be added that uses a list of stop words (pre-defined and tunable by users) hat make the Playout Policy more solid. "XX feat. AA" => " feat. " => XX, AA "XX vs. BB" => " vs. " => XX, BB "XX & CC" => " & " => XX, CC "XX with DD feat. EE" => " with "/" feat. " => XX, DD, EE
Comment on this feature request:
Mark Hawkins commented Sat 20 Oct 2018 09:10
It's a good point but quite tricky to implement based on MP3 tag metadata. The most obvious way to do this (and it's usefulness extends beyond EDM) would be to allow an extended artist tagging. Thus "Paul McCartney" could be seen as related to "Beatles" in rotation rules. In some respects I suppose the problem is most acute with "producer" acts who bring in a guest singer per song and thus have every song with an apparently different "artist".