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Genres are not returned for albums #157
referenced this issue
Oct 4, 2016
Why is this considered a bug? When Spotify aquired EchoNest, which had endpoints for this kind of data, they should have gained access to all the genres available from that service.
I know it's bad practice, but I'll just add me voice to this, to at least to get notified of any updates on the matter.
Now, if the genres aren't supposed to be exposed on the album object, you might as well remove it. (I'd rather them to be there though!) Seeing that someone said in #31 that we should be able to get them by album, it really seems like a bug. And a long standing one at that :(
That being said, I'm adding also my voice to @holmberd on this one. If I remember correctly, EchoNest also had genre data to the track level, it's weird we can't access the data anymore. If I may add, in the linked issue above, we're said that Spotify doesn't expose the track level genre data, but it doesn't seems it's not there. This kind of information in invaluable to some, and I'd honestly be willing to pay to access an API that gives me track genres (since it seems no current api are willing to do so!).
referenced this issue
Sep 11, 2017
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As per our new developer support process, any issues that have no plans to be considered in the next 6 months will be closed as wontfix.
We do not have any plans to implement this in the next 6 months and thus will close as wontfix.
We encourage you and other members of the community to continue to share use cases and your support for this feature, as it helps us prioritize features going forward. You will be able to comment on this issue even after it is closed. We will also post any updates here relating to this suggestion when they happen.
@arirawr it is, at minimum, possible to get the reasoning? I mean, if it's not possible within 6 month, is it because at the start you don't have the information, or is it because you're not planning to share the information?
This gives us a good idea if what we want to do is actually possible or not.