[mb-style] Nickname in Artist Name?
Paul C. Bryan
email at pbryan.net
Mon Jan 5 23:00:20 UTC 2009
There are many examples of Firstname "Nickname" Lastname in MB, and in
many cases, it seems that's how they're primarily credited with
releases. In such a case, I think it's fine.
If this particular artist is just known as "Haywire Jack" and not with
the nickname between first and last names, then I'd say (under current
MB database conditions) it should be a separated as a different artist,
with an AR indicating performance name.
In this case, though, he does seem to be referred to as Harry "Haywire
Mac" McClintock in various sources.
My $0.01 (reduced from $0.02 due to current economic downturn)
From: Andrew Conkling <andrew at andrewski.net>
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Subject: [mb-style] Nickname in Artist Name?
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 17:48:43 -0500
I came across this edit  and was wondering about how appropriate it
was. From my understanding of ArtistName , this would be more
appropriate for at least an alias, at most a performance name.
To be fair, I don't really know this artist  (just have a release
with a track by him), so this may be complicated by specifics of which
name was more common, etc. I just feel like, at the moment, the name
field is being overloaded. Thoughts?
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