@hds, when they fixed your reports, did they merge duplicates in a way that suggested they actually meant to have one entry per album, rather than per version, even if they are shit at it?
That’s hard to tell because three of my bands are on Musixmatch (Vision Eternel, Vision Lunar, Soufferance) and only one of them got close to being fully corrected (Vision Eternel). I must have gone through 20 emails for the first band alone before the moderators ignored my emails. The issues with my other two bands have gone unresolved.
One example is here:
In the case of my band above, they have refused to merge these two artists together. In the second one, they have me (Alex Julien), the band member, listed as a featured artist rather than correctly as Vision Lunar, the band alone.
A second example is this:
For Soufferance, one of my albums is listed 3 times, with the same track listing, but with different dates.
This is what Musixmatch told me in an email reply from in 2017 (they’re Italian so English is not their forte):
We have three sources for album data: Itunes, Spotify and Musicbrainz.
If data are not correct, we need to fix it there.
However, I do want to mention that the statement above is not entirely true because I know for a fact that my albums’ cover arts and titles were originally pulled from the old Last.fm discography pages. I’ve always maintained my MusicBrainz band pages well, and the releases up on iTunes and Spotify were freshly added to their services. So I had to deal directly with Musixmatch via email, and send them new high resolution images for each release so that they could update their database.
Back in 2017, they were more friendly and willing to work with verified bands to get things fixed. But the last email that I received from them in 2018 was this:
The Architecture of our Database and cannot be changed.