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Ray | 18:38
It's not uncommon that artists change their names. On LetsSingIt the way to deal with such a name change was to change the name of the artist map. Then the old name got simply replaced with the new name everywhere.

Why a new method

I never was quite happy with this old method. Old material released under the old name was also changed. I prefer to use the new name only for new releases, old material should not get a name change. And that's possible now, nice.

How it works

When an artist changes its name, it's added as new artist. The map with the old name is linked to this new map. With this link all content of the old map appears in the new map as if it belongs to the new map.

Example

The album "The Saga Continues ..." was released by "P. Diddy" as he called himself back in 2001 at the time of the album release.

Currently he calls himself Puff Daddy. The map of with former name "P. Diddy" is linked to the "Puff Daddy". The result is that the album "The Saga Continues ..." is listed in the "Puff Daddy" map.

Request link

There is no contribute-tool yet available to create links. For the moment you can use this thread to request links. I'll process them by hand. Please include in your request:

1) the name and url of the current name
2) the name and url of the former name that need to be linked to the current name

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PracticePractic
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Stay safe and well where you are too Ray!
Best wishes for your family and friends and all you know to make it through and get the new vaccines to stop this crisis.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 14:55
Please merge Luti-Kriss into Norma Jean (Metal) and make it an "also known as" alias. The band was originally known under the name Luti-Kriss and released an album under the name before changing it to Norma Jean in 2001.
Ray
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Ray | 10:03
Updated
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 12:04
Thanks so much Ray!

...And naturally, I just thought of two more I never posted here

Please merge:

Monsters Calling Home into Run River North (former name)
The Morning Benders into POP ETC (former name)
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 10:15
Sarah Lombardi
Alias : Sarah Engels (name used in 2011-2013)
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 03:50
Please merge Grace Under Pressure into Modern Day Tragedy and make it an "also known as" alias. The band released two singles under Grace Under Pressure before changing their name.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 16:56
Please merge ReinXeed into Majestica and make it an "also known as" alias. The band went under ReinXeed between 2000-2019.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 23:45
Please merge Astaire into Blondfire and make it an "also known as" alias. The band released an EP under the name in 2004 before changing their name.
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 08:20
Linnéa Handberg
Alias : Miss Papaya (named used in 1997-1999)
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 19:02
Please merge Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots into Rick Dees and make it an "also known as" alias. He used this name on several releases and was more of an "alias" than an actual band.
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 01:38
Sofiane (Rap)
Alias : Fianso (Alternative name)
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 17:45
Please merge Kopecky Family Band into Kopecky and make it an "also known as" alias. They used this name between 2007-2014.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 21:56
Please merge Judith de los Santos into Malukah and make it an "also known as" alias. She recorded her first album under her real name in 2006.
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 15:19
Janna [FI]
Alias : Janna Hurmerinta (Alternative name)

Nikki Hassman
Alias : Nikki Anders (Alternative name)
roxcyn
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roxcyn | 13:29
Please add the alias of M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy to Real McCoy. That was their original band name and then they changed it as they became famous. Thank you!
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 11:12
Bethany Dillon
Alias : Bethany Barnard (married name)

Brooke Fraser
Alias : Brooke Ligertwood (married name)
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 03:26
Please merge The John Hall Band into John Hall and make it an "also known as" alias. He recorded two solo albums under this name in the '80s.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 22:58
Please merge Mama Cass into Cass Elliot and make it an "also known as" alias. Her early solo work was under the name Mama Cass, which was also her stage name while in The Mamas And The Papas.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 19:30
Please merge The Climax Chicago Blues Band into Climax Blues Band and make it an "also known as" alias. They went under this name between 1968-1970.
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 23:23
Keely Hawkes
Alias : Keely Pressly (married name)
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 17:03
Please merge Marion Amira into MarionIsMagical and make it an "also known as" alias. She has been featured on songs under both her real name and her stage name.
Olivia_Ka
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Olivia_Ka | 12:51
Dara Rolins (since 1996)
Alias : Darina Rolincová (name used in 1983-1990)
Slovak singer.
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 14:44
Please merge The Fagettes into The Barbazons and make it an "also known as" alias. They changed their name in early 2015, here's an article about the change.
Ray
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Ray | 09:21
Nice work guys
MCSMeister
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MCSMeister | 01:11
Thanks as always Ray Your work in keeping these threads up-to-date never goes unnoticed!

It looks like you missed some requests from Scott and Celine so I'll repost those here:

Real McCoy
Alias: M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy (original name)

Nikki Hassman
Alias: Nikki Anders (alternative name)

Bethany Dillon
Alias: Bethany Barnard (married name)

Everything else looks good!
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