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Ray
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Ray | 14:09
Remove an artist

Found an artist that needs to be removed? You can do that here. Of course, be 100% sure the artist needs to be removed. Check Wikipedia or Google or any other resources. Include this info in you post, that is very helpful for the reviewers!

So, when do we remove artists?

1. Duplicate

We do not want duplicate artists. The may be variations with incorrect spellings. These maps need to be deleted. But before doing that, we need to transfer the content from the misspelled artist to the artist with the correct spelling (see instructions how to do that below).

2. Incorrect "type"

Names have an "artist" type or "movie/TV show/compilation/...". If the artist is actually a movie, it needs to be deleted and recreated as a movie. Note that flipping the type between artist and movie types is not possible.

3. Non-existing

Artists that do not exist (fake) obviously need to be removed.

When not to remove an artist

1. The artist is misspelled

If the artist is misspelled and an artist with the correct spelling does not already exists, then simply request a name change in the Rename This Artist Please topic.

2. The artist changed their name

It's not uncommon that artists change their names. On LSI we add this new name as new map and link the old name to this new map. No deleting of any artists is involved here. For artist name changes you can use the New Way Of Dealing With Artist Name Changes.

How to submit a removal request in this topic

1. mention the artist name that needs to be removed
2. link the name to its map using the LSI artist-tag
3. mention the reason for removal
4. if content of the artist needs to be transferred to another map (for example to the artist with the correct spelling that is also listed on LSI) add+ link this artist name.

*text updated 24-09-2020 by Ray*
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music_junkie
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music_junkie | 18:20
I'm not sure if this worked correctly or not...

30 seconds to mars vs
THIRTY seconds to mars

as you prob saw, last night i moved the couple few songs & merged from THIRTY to 30. i just now tried to remove the THIRTY artist and got this error

The page 'https://www.letssingit.com/artist-vtplv' you requested cannot be found. Maybe the page has been removed or the link you followed is broken.
Why not try the following:
Check the address you used for any mistakes and try again
Enter a term into our search field to find what you're looking for
Use the site's navigation bar to find something even more amazing than what you were originally looking for


but then i went back and did the artist search again after getting the error. it still shows 2 results, but the artist name THIRTY is now blank with just a blank image placeholder on that row. no URL there from what i can tell.

what i think really needs to happen is add THIRTY as an AKA or somehow link/redirect to the correct 30STM artist... i know this can be done when creating a NEW artist, but i looked at EDIT ARTIST and see no way to add the aka...

does something else need to be done?? did i actually delete the erroneous name form LSI?
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 18:50
It's fine, Tammy. It looks like it worked correctly. "Blank" search results will appear in the LSI search for a short time after something is deleted, but they eventually go away. I believe it's related to the cache needing some extra time to be cleared.

As for artist aliases, whether it be "searchable aliases" or "also known as aliases", only Ray can add those. Consult this thread for requesting searchable aliases or this thread for also known as aliases. In this case the AKA alias may be the better option since the band is commonly known under both stylizations.
music_junkie
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music_junkie | 18:54
Great! thanks for the confirmation/education Nicolas

oooo i dislike error messages.. LOL
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 12:56
It all looks good, mj!
music_junkie
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music_junkie | 22:23
just a reminder here in case we forget...

need to remove duplicate artist The Goo Goo Dolls. correct artist GOO GOO DOLLS exists.

theres 1 song to be removed once its pushed through pub review q - thanks againn Rox for finding the duplicate
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 08:05
Thanks MJ! I did have a question about that one. They go by their name (without "the") on a lot of the sites. However, on Spotify they have "The" Goo Goo Dolls.
music_junkie
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music_junkie | 16:29
yeah i dont think it's very clear, bc even when you see wiku it looks confusing.. but Google labels them without THE, and if you read it correctly, their Wikipedia page only bold fonts their name without THE also

i dont think it's a big deal really, as long as we don't have duplicate artists on LSI.. haha
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 18:06
Goo Goo Dolls is their official name. They're one of those pluralized bands that people instinctively put a "The" before even though it's not part of the "official" name (Eagles, Pretenders, Descendents, the list goes on...)

Their Facebook, YouTube channel, Instagram and official site all use Goo Goo Dolls.
kalsonberry
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kalsonberry | 18:14
On some of their albums it has the "The", on other albums it doesn't.
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 07:48
Should we add it as an alias if they put it on their albums? Also, Spotify indicates it was them (the musical group) who created the information on the page so they chose "The" but on other websites as I and Nicolas said are without "the". Very confusing.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 15:40
I don't think it matters, since search results will bring them up either way, and users are more likely to search without "the" as well. Aliases are usually reserved for completely different names.

I just looked and it seems like they only used "The Goo Goo Dolls" on their album covers for a stretch of 4 albums: Dizzy Up the Girl, Gutterflower, Let Love In and Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles. Everything before and after those releases uses just "Goo Goo Dolls".
music_junkie
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music_junkie | 18:37
and they will come up in the lsi search either way
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 21:59
Nice, thank you.
Revan1st
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Revan1st | 01:02
Amalee and Amanda Lee is the same.
She uses AmaLee on Spottify and LeeandLie on Youtube.
So the question lies in which one should I use?
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 02:48
Amalee and Amanda Lee is the same.
She uses AmaLee on Spottify and LeeandLie on Youtube.
So the question lies in which one should I use?


I would say AmaLee would be the correct option in that scenario seeing as she uses that name on streaming services and on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook). We generally follow streaming service naming conventions, and if it's the name she uses to release music then I would go with that.

I just renamed the artist map (I don't think Amanda Lee needs to be an artist alias in this case since she doesn't release music under that name)
Revan1st
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Revan1st | 14:09
Dde is actually D.D.E
Someone fucked up somewhere......
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 17:53
Dde is actually D.D.E
Someone f*cked up somewhere......


Fixed, and in the future please post artist rename requests in this topic instead.
music_junkie
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music_junkie | 01:40
nice catch on that Amalee/amanda lee thing..
Revan1st
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Revan1st | 14:32
Will do MCSMeister.
Thanks Music_junkie. It was really easy when I became moderator for Amalee and Amanda Lee had the songs I was going to add.
ATESGUNES
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ATESGUNES | 10:15
Hello dear moderators
This time I found an artist duplicated. Can you remove her?

Zerryn Ozer

Thanks.
robinsvy
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robinsvy | 19:11
Emeline (wrong)
Emeline [US] (right)
the new/wrong one was added in error (Snap?) last week when Emeline released her most recent song.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 19:28
Emeline (wrong)
Emeline [US] (right)
the new/wrong one was added in error (Snap?) last week when Emeline released her most recent song.


Just took care of that, but also renamed the correct map to just Emeline. If there's no other Emeline in the database, there's no need for a country code in her name.
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