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Search Fields

The Artist index contains the following fields you can search

FieldDescription
alias(part of) any alias attached to the artist (diacritics are ignored)
primary_alias(part of) any primary alias attached to the artist (diacritics are ignored)
area(part of) the name of the artist's main associated area
aridthe artist's MBID
artist(part of) the artist's name (diacritics are ignored)
artistaccent(part of) the artist's name (with the specified diacritics)
beginthe artist's begin date (e.g. "1980-01-22")
beginarea(part of) the name of the artist's begin area
comment(part of) the artist's disambiguation comment
countrythe 2-letter code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) for the artist's main associated country
endthe artist's end date (e.g. "1980-01-22")
endarea(part of) the name of the artist's end area
endeda boolean flag (true/false) indicating whether or not the artist has ended (is dissolved/deceased)
genderthe artist's gender (“male”, “female”, “other” or “not applicable”)
ipian IPI code associated with the artist
isnian ISNI code associated with the artist
sortname(part of) the artist's sort name
tag(part of) a tag attached to the artist
typethe artist's type (“person”, “group”, etc.)

If you don't specify a field, the terms will be searched for in the alias, artist and sortname fields.