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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 6:16 PM

Launch Announcement: Music Artist & Podcaster professions

Launch Announcement: Music Artist & Podcaster professions

Following on from the launch of Music Videos and Podcasts in late 2022, today, IMDb updated the professions logic to support two new professions: Music Artist and Podcaster. These professions can also be selected by IMDbPro customers via the primary profession control page, and searched for in the IMDbPro Discover feature. The new professions will also appear on IMDb.com name pages.

 

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Now, we can ensure popular music artists and podcasters are labelled as such on their name pages, while providing IMDbPro customers the opportunity to represent their career focuses accurately, outside of Movies and TV.

 

-IMDb Team

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Are there any objective criteria for where the professions are added, or has IMDb just added them to selected names?

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Hi @Peter_pbn​,

Mostly, the professions will be selected by IMDbPro customers, who wish to represent this aspect of their career on IMDb. Staff will apply overrides on some pages where it has been identified that the person is primarily and unequivocally a Music Artist or Podcaster, and where their auto-generated professions do not sufficiently reflect this.

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Mark

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Bethanny: Looking at all the options under https://pro.imdb.com/profile/primary_profession?resume=primary_profession I don't see where "Music Artist" or "Podcaster" is listed. 

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@gromit82​ That page is an onboarding workflow where the selection of profession is used to understand a customer's area of interest. It does not select the profession displayed on name pages. To select Music Artist or Podcaster you need a Professional Subscription on IMDbPro and a claimed name page. Then you can choose 'Edit' next to the professions, choose which profession slot (1,2 or 3) you want to update and choose 'Select a different profession'. Music Artist and Podcaster are then listed alongside all other available professions.

Hope this helps!

Mark

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