At this moment in time, our database isn't able to differentiate between artists of the same name. This does in fact mean we don't have a way of telling two acts with the same name apart. We’ve found that it's more of a complex issue than we’d hope and will look to resolve this in the future.
In the meantime, if you’ve found your artist name is already in use we'd recommend you list your artist name with a suffix, e.g. 'ARTIST NAME (US)'. This will differentiate your band from any others and list your dates and photos on your own unique artist page. Please note that punctuation, capitalization and the word ¨the¨ cannot be used as differentiating factors.
As well you don't have to worry about having a different artist name from your Spotify account, rest assured that we can still match Songkick and Spotify artist pages that do not share the same name, so that will not be an issue here. If you have not already sent us your Spotify Artist URL feel free to do so and we'll get those matched for you right away.