Best practice for the artist name pattern "artist and his band"

special-purpose-artists
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#1

I’m adding a lot of salsa music release and release artist credit are often following the pattern “{artist} and his {band}”.

In that case, we can says that {artist} is the founder/lead artist of the {band}, it’s not a featuring.

Here some examples:

  • “Adolfo Barros y Sus Espantos - SIn rival - 1978”
  • “Hector Rivera & His Orchestra - Lo Maximo - 1974”
  • “Pupy y Los Que Son Son - Tranquilo que yo controlo - 2008”
  • “Maikel Blanco y Suprema Ley - Ya llegaron los cubanos - 2007”

My question is how to set the correct artist credits because i see many solution:

  • Tags with two artist:
    “Adolfo Barros”/“Los Espantos” => Adolfo Barros y Sus Espantos
    "Hector Rivera"/“Hector Rivera Orchestra” => Hector Rivera & His Orchestra
    "Maikel Blanco"/“Suprema Ley” => Maikel Blanco y Suprema Ley

  • Tags with one artist based on the band
    "Adolfo Barros y Sus Espantos" => Adolfo Barros y Sus Espantos
    "Hector Rivera & His Orchestra" => Hector Rivera & His Orchestra

  • Tags with one artist based on the artist
    "Adolfo Barros" => Adolfo Barros y Sus Espantos
    "Hector Rivera" => Hector Rivera & His Orchestra

What do you suggest for this case?

Thank you


Band Leaders and their orchestras
#2

From what I’ve seen, the usual pattern is to add the group as an entity with the founder linked via a relationship.
This same pattern was used with a lot of jazz bands in the early 20th century, e.g. Count Basie and His Orchestra (founded by Count Basie, who is linked to the group entity via a relationship).


#3

Yes this is very similar! I think will do like this.


#4

I’m not really satisfied with this: This may have been “best practice” before the introduction of Artist Credits. Maybe we should reconsider the way we should treat these. New discussion is here: Band Leaders and their orchestras