MusicBrainz API/Search/ArtistSearch

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Search Fields

The Artist index contains the following fields you can search

Field Description
alias (part of) any alias attached to the artist (diacritics are ignored)
primary_alias (part of) any primary alias attached to the artist (diacritics are ignored)
area (part of) the name of the artist's main associated area
arid the artist's MBID
artist (part of) the artist's name (diacritics are ignored)
artistaccent (part of) the artist's name (with the specified diacritics)
begin the artist's begin date (e.g. "1980-01-22")
beginarea (part of) the name of the artist's begin area
comment (part of) the artist's disambiguation comment
country the 2-letter code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) for the artist's main associated country
end the artist's end date (e.g. "1980-01-22")
endarea (part of) the name of the artist's end area
ended a boolean flag (true/false) indicating whether or not the artist has ended (is dissolved/deceased)
gender the artist's gender (“male”, “female”, “other” or “not applicable”)
ipi an IPI code associated with the artist
isni an ISNI code associated with the artist
sortname (part of) the artist's sort name
tag (part of) a tag attached to the artist
type the artist's type (“person”, “group”, etc.)

If you don't specify a field, the terms will be searched for in the alias, artist and sortname fields.