Same or different artists?

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#1

I thought there were fairly clear guidelines on creating a new artist name, but so far the best I’ve found is this: https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Talk:Style/Artist/With_multiple_names, so I’m consulting.

These two artists are the same artist; they started using Storyhill in 1996:


Should I merge them and create an alias for Chris & Johnny? (I entered the Miles and Means release on Storyhill before I realized the other existed, so if I’m merging the artists I’ll merge those releases to Storyhill, otherwise I’ll merge them into Chris & Johnny)


#2

That talk is about an old style. Right now, https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Style/Artist#Performance_names_and_legal_names is all we have.

In this case, if they’re just considered as the same group with a name change (their website lists all the discs on their album list, for example), then merging seems fine.


#3

Seems to be, so I’ll go with that.