I am wondering how, in certain situations, you (the bosses and other participating members) would feel if we created entries for non-existent “backing” bands instead of using supporting musicians for solo artists.
If we created entries like Alice Cooper’s backing band (Unofficial artist. Do not use for releases), and then use some annotation describing what the entry is.
That way Alice Cooper does not have 100 different “supporting” musicians listed on his entry. Any member of the band would be listed on the new entry instead. Anyone appearing on an album or at a specific event would still be individually named.
I did create The Billy Joel Band a few months ago, as well as The Love Cannons (backs Lee Brice), but they are both an actual entity.
Marilyn Manson is listed both as a person and as a band (which they should be).
Taylor Swift’s backing band now calls itself “The Agency” (I don’t know if it is an official name).
*There is a band entry for Alice Cooper, but that was a group from the 60s, which is completely separate from anything done after 1975 (when the solo act started).
So, there are many varying instances that this type of entry could be used for. I just don’t want to go ahead without an ok, and maybe some input as to how it should be done.