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Another artist's music is appearing on my Beatport page! What can I do?
Another artist's music is appearing on my Beatport page! What can I do?

Is someone else's music appearing on your Beatport artist profile? This article explains why, and what can be done about it.

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Written by Jason Wohlstadter
Updated over a week ago

It's common for two different artists to have the same name, because there are so many artists in countries all over the world. Unfortunately, Beatport does NOT support separate artist profiles for artists with the same name. This means if 2 different artists have the same name, they will appear on the same 1 profile together.

That sucks. But what can be done about it?

Option 1 - Change Your Artist Name

If you're a brand new artist and didn't realize someone already released music under that name, then it's easy to ask your music label to help you update your artist name. This is a good solution when the OTHER artist has been releasing music under your name for a lot longer than you actually have yourself.

There are 2 ways you can change your name: by choosing something completely different and unique, OR you can keep your artist name, but add your country in parentheses after your name. For example, if your artist name was John Smith and you were from Russia, you could change your artist name to John Smith (RU).

Option 2 - Change Your Artist Name on Beatport Only

If you would like to keep your original artist name on all other platforms, you can choose a unique artist name that will be used only on Beatport. Proton's support team can help you get a profile created with the unique artist name, and have Beatport move all of your releases to it. This will ensure that all your releases appear on a separate page from the artist(s) that use your same artist name.

One thing to note with this option: each time you have a new release you would need to ask Proton to move it to the page with the unique name on Beatport.

Option 3 - Ask The Other Artist to Change Their Name

If you've been releasing music under your artist name for longer, then you can gently and kindly write the other music label how they'd feel about changing the name of the artist profile to something unique. If their artist was named John Smith, and they were from the USA, you could ask them to change the name to John Smith (USA)

This is a good solution when the other artist is brand new and doesn't have much music out yet. If you ask nicely, the other label may be open to help you. Try finding them on SoundCloud or Facebook and send them a message!

Option 4 - Legal Action

If neither of the above options work for you, then you can look into legal action against the other artist. Beatport will respect a court order and remove the other artist's music from your page. If you take this path, it usually requires having a trademark or copyright on your name in your country. This can be expensive and time consuming, so we recommend trying Option 1 or Option 2 above.

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