Guideline is not really clear about how to handle “Su” or equivalent.
I agree that the Spanish guidelines are not very clear about this. If we go by the English equivalents (his/hers/theirs), those words are capitalized (i.e. not required to be lowercase) in the English guidelines. Because of that, I have been leaving “Su” in uppercase and making it uppercase whenever I see inconsistencies, however having this be more explicit would be nice.
Alright, seems like you only capitalize proper nouns inside band names. Here the pseudonym is technically not “Cachimbos”, but “Sus Cachimbos”. That’s why it’s been written in capital letters. I’m not sure that’s right though, only artist intent can say.
Otherwise no, not even the words “orquesta” or “sus” are in capital letters. Only pseudonyms and names (be it first or last names) are. (Edit: I just noticed the word “Conjunto” seems to be capitalized. I guess it’s because it’s in the place of a proper noun?)
This is hard because the RAE doesn’t have anything on bands it seems, but these rules seem to follow the document. In case of doubt, more research is adviced.
Latin and languages based on it (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) share the main basis rule for Titles about not capitalizing any word except 1st word + proper names.
It would seems legit to apply the same to Artist names:
Pete Rodríguez y su conjunto
Galileo y su banda
Biper y sus amigos
But it could create issues when common words are not used in their literal meaning
Beto y sus canarios or Beto y sus Canarios
Bill Haley y sus cometas or Bill Haley y sus Cometas
Based on those examples I would be in favor to add a sentence for those languages similar to the hungarian one:
Capitalize all words in the name of a musical ensemble except for articles, conjunctions and the part of the phrase describing the type of the ensemble (együttes, zenekar, vonósnégyes etc.): Kispál és a Borz, Fonó zenekar, Magyar Rádió és Televízió szimfonikus zenekara.
What do you think?
Regarding english I ended up doing this:
“His/Her” capitalized as for Titles
“The” lowercased as for Titles but uppercased if used in a multi artist credit if “The” is part of the band name
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Johnny and the Hurricanes
Nico & The Velvet Underground (2 separated artists)
Then I take time before editing existing ones with a “&” inside as there is no clear consensus, for example in MBz:
The Mamas & the Papas
Bob Marley & The Wailers
PS: You can use search by artist typing “y su”, “& the”, “et son”,… if you want to see different examples
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