Firstly, congratulations MusicRises on posting on the forums. Musicbrainz editing looks simple but it ain’t and this is the place to share, ask questions, point out areas for possible improvement and to find out how to get what you want to happen.
Perhaps relevant sections of the Musicbrainz Artist Name Style Guide read: Performance names and legal names
Generally, use the name the artist mainly performs under as the artist name. Alternative names, including any legal names and name variations, should generally be entered as aliases, and can be used in artist credits and relationship credits when appropriate.
In some cases, a person (or, more rarely, a group) can perform under multiple names that they actually consider different projects, and not just alternative names. In that case, you should add each artist separately.
This needs to be understood alongside Musicbrainz giving Artist Intent very high weighting.
If an Artist has expressed a clear desire or intent to be known by two or more separate names then Musicbrainz obliges the Artist.
Can you show other editors this clear expression of Artist Intent?
" reached out to ‘Jehu Judah’ via Instagram and he clarified that he wasn’t Yehu".
Please share that clarification in this thread.
If other editors are confident of the clarification then they’ll vote for edits that support separating different performance names of the Artist.
EDIT: (addition) MusicRises, if you are in contact with the Artist please tell them that they can edit their own entries here on Musicbrainz. There is no problem with that here (unlike other places such as Wikipedia). We’re after accurate metadata.
Hey yeah. So when i saw that Yehu the lofi producer is merged into Jehu Judah i tried to separate it and it went for a peer review. Then someone come up and said they are the same person because of their birthplace and government name. So i went on to Jehu Judah’s Instagram and messaged him if he was the same person with as Yehu. He replied and said that he wasn’t. I asked him to update his spotify bio and he accepted my request. Since i have the proof of him not being the lofi producer i went back to the edit thread and added a note for the editor that voted no to separate the artists, the editor wasn’t cooperative and insisted that they are the same people.
Might be simpler if the Artist worked out which names are on his Releases and which names he is currently using for separate projects and got them all entered in Musicbrainz either as aliases or as separate Artists.
well, one is Eyu Kassa II, the other is Eyu Kassa, so they are quite possibly different people. it’s also possible that information for one Eyu was added to the other in some databases (especially on a wiki)…
wouldn’t be unheard of, I’ve found two zorgs, both from Budapest myself.
edit: Yehu (lofi producer) actually doesn’t have any details about birthplace, area, or age on their Spotify (the edit in question above) or the Instagram linked there.
it doesn’t help that they’re both programmers… lol
after just looking at both the Spotify pages and the socials linked, I believe they are two different people.
Yehu (Eyu Kassa), lofi producer and multi-instrumentalist