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Registered: Feb 01, 2012

There are 2 artists named "Lucero". One is a Memphis band and the other a Spanish artist.

When I retrieve biographies from the API, I am specifying the MusicBrainz ID for the Spanish Artist (4befe93e-7cb6-4adb-b822-8b19ceb59768), but I am getting back a biography with information about both artists?!?!

Why does the API return biographical info for the wrong artist when I specify a MusicBrainz Id?

MY REQUEST URL: http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artist/profile?format=json&bucket=biographies&bucket=images&bucket=familiarity&api_key=[OMITTED FOR POST]&id=musicbrainz:artist:4befe93e-7cb6-4adb-b822-8b19ceb59768

THE BIOGRAPHY RETURNED: "There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Lucero is an American punk/country infused rock band that is based in Memphis, Tennessee. 2) Lucero, Mexican actress and singing sensation. 1) Lucero's punk rock roots flavor their now "country-ish" music..."

Posts: 5
Registered: Feb 01, 2012

Is this a known issue? My apologies if I've missed something in the docs about this, I'm new to the API.

Thanks for the help!

Posts: 5
Registered: Feb 01, 2012

I'm going to revise this and post in the general help forum. Perhaps this isn't a bug and I just need a bit of help understanding how echonest handles multiple artists with the same name.

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