[mb-users] Titles in Artist Names
andrew.conkling at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 22:37:10 UTC 2006
On 12/28/06, Frederic Da Vitoria <davitofrg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2006/12/28, Andrew Conkling <andrew.conkling at gmail.com>:
> > On 12/28/06, Frederic Da Vitoria <davitofrg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Aliases should at least enable regrouping of releases, but it could
> > > also enable entering the same release under two different aliases :-(
> > > Moreover, as was stated in another thread, there is the problem of
> > > artists who "acquired" a title (the Ustad and Pandit titles fall in
> > > that category). So do we store releases under the printed alias
> > > (exposing ourselves to unnecessary duplicates), or do we regroup them
> > > (with or without the title, this would be a separate decision)? If we
> > > decide to regroup them, I wonder if we could create anti-aliases,
> > > aliases which would be there only to say "don't use this, use this
> > > instead"?
> > I thought this was what aliases did--allow you to have searchable
> > criteria, misspellings, etc. that all refers to a singular artist.
> > This happens a lot when I work on a Russian release, e.g. Tchaikovsky:
> > I can type Tchaikovsky (or Tchaikowsky etc.:
> > http://musicbrainz.org/show/artist/aliases.html?artistid=122653), but
> > it's resolved to Пётр Ильич Чайковский. Thus only one artist is in the
> > database.
> > Or do I misunderstand?
> No, you did not misunderstand. I did :-)
So then do you think, whichever way we decide on Elgar et al., that
aliases would be a good solution for the other choice, e.g. if we take
out Sir, that we would add "Sir Edward Elgar" as an alias?
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