Search doesn't show all artists

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a friend of mine and me are doing a university machine learning project. In order to generate new album cover art we need a large quantity of existing cover art to train a neural network (a cGAN to be precise). Currently we are going through all artists, letter by letter, using the python wrapper provided by alastair.
We noticed some artists are missing when searching a specific letter, for example “w” and the band “We Butter The Bread With Butter”.
Is there anyway to avoid this, is there a better way to systematically search the whole database without missing any artists?

Thank you all in advance

You could download the artist data (included in mbdump.tar.bz2) from here:
and import them into your own database. Then search for all the artists with the SQL you are used to working with.

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Thanks, we will try that