MusicBrainz API/Search/ArtistSearch

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Search Fields

The artist index contains the following fields you can search:

Field Description
alias an alias attached to the artist
area the artist's main associated area
arid the artist's MBID
artist the artist's name (without accented characters)
artistaccent the artist's name (with accented characters)
begin the artist's begin date
beginarea the artist's begin area
comment the artist's disambiguation comment
country the 2-letter code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) for the artist's main associated country, or “unknown”
end the artist's end date
endarea the artist's end area
ended a flag indicating whether or not the artist has ended
gender the artist's gender (“male”, “female”, or “other”)
ipi an IPI code associated with the artist
sortname the artist's sort name
tag a tag attached to the artist
type the artist's type (“person”, “group”, ...)

Artist search terms with no fields specified search the artist, sortname and alias fields.