I’m still getting used to queries, but I seem to have had success with matching artists names against artists in my database. I’m sure it’s missed a few that I’ll have to re-find, and I’ve got some duplicates to sort out, but it’s cut things down to a list of <10,000 artists, which I can work with.
Does anybody know where I can find out what different fields are are represented in the artists file? Most are self-explanatory, but a few seem to use numeric codes, and there’s no column header info. (For instance, one column has exclusively 1s and 2s, another I figured out is area ID codes, there’s a true/false column, and one that only has 0s)