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* [[Artist:cb661251-3bc2-4373-bd7c-4b1531275c4c|Kieran Hebden]] (of type person) performs as [[Artist:3bcff06f-675a-451f-9075-99e8657047e8|Four Tet]] (of type 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 [[Collaboration Relationship Type|collaboration relationship type]]:
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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]]:
 
* [[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: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)  
 
* [[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)  

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Description

An "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 AdvancedRelationships, 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.
Other
This type should be used if neither "person" nor "group" fits.
Unknown
This is to be used when the type of the artist is yet to be found.

Additional information and examples

Note that for the same person, there may be several different artist entries in the database, with different artist names - this usually happens when a person uses different performance names:

The members of a group are indicated with the member of band relationship type, if the group represents a band, and the participants of a short-term collaboration are indicated with the collaboration relationship type:

In the case of a collaboration, the "members" can also be other groups. See for example:

The type of an artist can be modified by using the "Edit artist" link.

Finally, note that special purpose artists (Various Artists, Unknown Artist, No Artist, etc.), being neither groups or persons, are of type "other".

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