Hi there, I’m looking for some expert advice on the best way to disambiguate between acts on MusicBrainz. Specifically there are two versions of the band UB40 both recording music. There are also two versions of the band The Beat (aka The English Beat) touring, with their own official links etc.
Both these bands have two alternative versions still active (and all except one are recording new music):
What is the best way to reflect this in Musicbrainz? The acts are complaining to us (BBC Music) that our links (taken from MusicBrainz data) are incorrect and want them to change, but obviously they are correct depending on which version you want. I understand from [reosarevok] (https://musicbrainz.org/user/reosarevok) that there is a precedent with this act: https://musicbrainz.org/artist/deeea939-7f89-4762-b09f-79269cd70d3b - but also suggested that perhaps we need three artists - the “original” plus the two new versions - split at the point where both start recording new music?
Hope this is in the right place. Any advice or assistance would be great.