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FAQ: Contributions

4.6 - Submitting lineup and artist info

  • Make sure the artist isn't already featured, before adding a new one! Multiple profiles for the same artist are a pain in the ass.

  • If a musician has been in the band for more than one period of time (departed and then came back), please add him twice, for both periods.

  • If there was a lineup change and a long break until a spot was filled, read up on old news whether guests or tour musicians jumped in during studio sessions or gigs (live musicians).

  • If in doubt whether a musician was a 'studio' or 'guest' one, Guest musicians are usually rather famous persons (most often, vocalists) from other bands, brought in for a couple of songs. Studio musicians usually play on all/most album songs, and fill in for a missing instrument.

  • When a musician has a pseudonym/aliases that they go by with their band(s), their real name is entered in the "Musician" field and their pseudonym/alias is entered in the "Alias (optional)" field.
    You will also have to be sure that all aliases are entered in the "Also known as" field on the Musician profile, otherwise the Search function will not work when searching for a musician by their alias/pseudonym. Some musicians use different aliases for different bands, this allows us to show those aliases only for the respected band(s) the musician uses them for.
    See example HERE

  • Additional information can be submitted in artist profiles - picture, biography, official website, birth date.

  • If the musician has other bands or projects as well, don't hesitate to add those - go his profile and click 'Add bands'. If you don't know when exactly he joined or left those, put 0000 as the year.