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Introduction

This page shows you how to handle artists that go by the same name. Please note that with homonymous artists, all four page types (i.e. artist, album, song, and album cover), have to be handled slightly differently from "regular" pages.

Disambiguation Page

  • For homonymous artists a disambiguation page should be set up at Artist (Disambiguation), listing all artists with a similar name. Use the {{Disambig}} template.
  • Arrange artists in alphabetical order.
Example:
Artist (Disambiguation)
{{Disambig|Artist}}
 * '''[[Artist (AR)]]''' - Argentinian band
 * '''[[Artist (BE)]]''' - Belgian band
 * '''[[Artist (CA)]]''' - Canadian band 
 * '''[[The Artist]]''' -  US singer

Artist Page

  • Page Name:
Whichever artist is the most evidently noteworthy (usually the one which has the most LW-relevant[1] releases listed on Kingnee - Musicbrainz MusicBrainz, or the one that is most well-known internationally) should keep the primary location, with no parenthetical add-on used. If no artist clearly outranks the others, the primary location should be redirected to the disambiguation page instead. If you are not sure about this, please contact an administrator.
For all other artists add a distinguishing notation to the page title in parentheses. Use the following:
  • The 2-letter country ISO codes Wikipedia16, e.g. (AR) for Argentina, (SE) for Sweden. For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland always use (UK).
  • For homonymous artists from the same country add the code for the principal subdivision (state or province) with a hyphen, e.g. (US-CA) for California. The same goes for all countries, respectively.
  • Use the primary genre for artists from the same country and state, e.g. (US-CA Rap) or (US-CA Metal) – as brief as possible.
Place a {{WrongPage}} template at the top of all similarly-named Artist pages with a link to the disambiguation page.
  • Artist Header:
In order to display the artist's name properly (i.e. without the suffix) change the display text by using the artist parameter in the Artist Header.
Example:
Cluster (IT)
{{ArtistHeader
|star        = Green
|artist      = Cluster
...

Album Pages

  • Page name:
Album pages of homonymous artists should be named without any suffix. The album header, however, has to have the disambiguated artist to make sure it points to respective artist. For few exceptions that may occur see end of page.
  • Album Header:
    • As artist, use the disambiguated artist, i.e. with country suffix
Example:
Cluster:Enjoy The Silence (2008)
{{AlbumHeader
|artist    = Cluster (IT)
|album     = Enjoy the Silence
...

Album Cover

  • Preferably name the album cover file using the disambiguated artist, i.e. with suffix. This way, the file name can be omitted in {{Album Art}}

Song Pages

  • Page Name
Song pages of homonymous artists should be named without any suffix. For few exceptions that may occur see end of page.
  • Song Header
The song header has to have the disambiguated artist to make sure it points to respective artist.
  • Use artist with suffix as artist to make sure that the links point to the correct artist page.
Example:
Cluster:Il Pescatore
{{SongHeader
|song     = Il Pescatore
|artist   = Cluster (IT)
|album1   = Cluster:Enjoy The Silence (2008)
...

Exceptions

There may occur very few exceptions where the page naming is different:

  • Albums: Homonymous albums, released in the same year by homonymous artists
    • Page Name: Disambiguated artist should be used, i.e artist name with suffix.
Example:
Cluster (IT):Cluster (2009)
{{AlbumHeader
|artist    = Cluster (IT)
|album     = Cluster
...
  • Songs: Generic song titles like "Intro", "Outro":
    • Page name: add the album title in parenthesis for disambiguation.
Example:
Cluster:Intro (Enjoy The Silence)
{{SongHeader
|song     = Intro
...

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