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==Description==
 
==Description==
  
An "[[Artist|artist]]" is usually either a person or a group of persons. While artists in MusicBrainz are (mainly) the people responsible for creating music, they are also used in many different [[Advanced Relationships|AdvancedRelationships]], and in that context they can fulfill all kinds of roles, from producers, publishers, lyricists, conductors and many more.  
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An "[[Artist|artist]]" is usually either a person or a group of people. While artists in MusicBrainz are (mainly) the people responsible for creating music, they are also used in many different [[Advanced Relationships|relationships]], and in that context they can fulfill all kinds of roles, from producers, publishers, lyricists, conductors and many more.
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To distinguish the different kinds of artists, there are different types available.
  
To distinguish the different kinds of artists, there are different types available.
 
 
;Person
 
;Person
:This indicates an individual person.  
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:This indicates an individual person.
  
 
;Group
 
;Group
 
:This indicates a group of people that may or may not have a distinctive name.  
 
:This indicates a group of people that may or may not have a distinctive name.  
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;Orchestra
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:This indicates an orchestra (a large instrumental ensemble).
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;Choir
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:This indicates a choir/chorus (a large vocal ensemble).
  
 
;Character
 
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;Other
 
;Other
:This type should be used if none of the above types "Person", "Group", or "Character" fit.
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:This should be used if none of the other types fit.
  
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;Unknown (empty field)
:This is to be used when the type of the artist is yet to be found.  
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:This is to be used when the type of the artist is yet to be found.
  
==Additional information and examples==
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==Additional information==
  
Note that for the same person, there may be several different artist entries in the database, with different [[Artist Name|artist names]] - this usually happens when a person uses different [[Performance Name|performance names]]:
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* There can be several different artist entries for the same person, usually because they use different performance names. For example, [[Artist:cb661251-3bc2-4373-bd7c-4b1531275c4c|Kieran Hebden]] (Person) performs under his own name and as [[Artist:3bcff06f-675a-451f-9075-99e8657047e8|Four Tet]] (Person)  
* [[Artist:cb661251-3bc2-4373-bd7c-4b1531275c4c|Kieran Hebden]] (of type person) performs as [[Artist:3bcff06f-675a-451f-9075-99e8657047e8|Four Tet]] (of type person)  
 
  
The members of a group are indicated with the [[rt:5be4c609-9afa-4ea0-910b-12ffb71e3821|member of band relationship type]], if the group represents a band, and the participants of a short-term collaboration are indicated with the [[rt:75c09861-6857-4ec0-9729-84eefde7fc86|collaboration relationship type]]:
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* The members of a band are indicated with the [[rt:5be4c609-9afa-4ea0-910b-12ffb71e3821|member of band relationship type]]. For example, [[Artist:300c4c73-33ac-4255-9d57-4e32627f5e13|Ringo Starr]] (Person) was a member of [[Artist:b10bbbfc-cf9e-42e0-be17-e2c3e1d2600d|The Beatles]] (Group)
* [[Artist:300c4c73-33ac-4255-9d57-4e32627f5e13|Ringo Starr]] (of type person) was a member of [[Artist:b10bbbfc-cf9e-42e0-be17-e2c3e1d2600d|The Beatles]] (of type group)
 
* [[Artist:cb661251-3bc2-4373-bd7c-4b1531275c4c|Kieran Hebden]] (of type person) collaborated on [[Artist:acef318f-bdd4-485d-b7e9-313e58e646fa|Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid]] (of type group)  
 
  
In the case of a collaboration, the "members" can also be other groups. See for example:  
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* The participants of a short-term collaboration are indicated with the [[rt:75c09861-6857-4ec0-9729-84eefde7fc86|collaboration relationship type]]. For example, [[Artist:7944ed53-2a58-4035-9b93-140a71e41c34|Sting]] (Person) collaborated on [[Artist:0ecaa896-58fa-4dca-b53d-8da7bc5f59c5|Band Aid]] (Group).
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/0ecaa896-58fa-4dca-b53d-8da7bc5f59c5.html Band Aid] (of type group)  
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/25f54bb7-c393-44e4-8e26-e4f4cd7aa61c.html Queen & David Bowie] (of type group)
 
  
The type of an artist can be modified by using the "Edit artist" link.  
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* In the case of a collaboration, the "members" can also be other Groups. For example, [[Artist:1a1cd7f3-e5df-4eca-bae2-2757c9e656b5|Duran Duran]] (Group) also collaborated on [[Artist:0ecaa896-58fa-4dca-b53d-8da7bc5f59c5|Band Aid]].
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* [[Special Purpose Artist|Special purpose artists]] ([[Various Artists]], [[Unknown Artist|[unknown]]], [[No Artist|[no artist]]], etc.), being neither groups or persons, are of type "Other".
  
Finally, note that [[Special Purpose Artist|special purpose artists]] ([[Various Artists]], [[Unknown Artist]], [[No Artist]], etc.), being neither groups or persons, are of type "other".  
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* Not every ensemble related to classical music is an Orchestra or Choir. The [[Artist:598063d1-1fc6-496a-8e91-2c21c38d8c92|Borodin Quartet]] and [[Artist:c8db3d2b-19d8-4dc7-b2cb-deea37aa274a|The Hilliard Ensemble]], for example, are simply Groups.
  
 
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[[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:Artist]]

Revision as of 19:19, 23 March 2014

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Description

An "artist" is usually either a person or a group of people. While artists in MusicBrainz are (mainly) the people responsible for creating music, they are also used in many different relationships, and in that context they can fulfill all kinds of roles, from producers, publishers, lyricists, conductors and many more.

To distinguish the different kinds of artists, there are different types available.

Person
This indicates an individual person.
Group
This indicates a group of people that may or may not have a distinctive name.
Orchestra
This indicates an orchestra (a large instrumental ensemble).
Choir
This indicates a choir/chorus (a large vocal ensemble).
Character
This indicates an individual fictional character.
Other
This should be used if none of the other types fit.
Unknown (empty field)
This is to be used when the type of the artist is yet to be found.

Additional information

  • There can be several different artist entries for the same person, usually because they use different performance names. For example, Kieran Hebden (Person) performs under his own name and as Four Tet (Person)
  • In the case of a collaboration, the "members" can also be other Groups. For example, Duran Duran (Group) also collaborated on Band Aid.

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