Example: “X a.k.a. Y”
It looks like this track has been incorrectly entered as its artist links to both “X” and “Y” (how Discogs does it). Am I right to assume it should only be linked to a single artist but then just credited as “X a.k.a. Y”?
Having looked up some info on both these artists, it looks like “Y” (the latter) is what should be linked to as “X” (the former) only has one release on Discogs (and earlier than all other releases by “Y”). My understanding is that the purpose of an “a.k.a.” is to raise awareness for another alias in most cases, and so I guess there’s no hard rule on whether to always link to the artist before or after an “a.k.a.” when present? My reasoning is that an artist could be credited in reverse, e.g.: “<new_alias> a.k.a. <former_alias>”.
A previous post had some useful information.