MusicBrainz API / Search / ArtistSearch

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Search Fields

The artist index contains the following fields you can search:

FieldDescription
aliasan alias attached to the artist
areathe artist's main associated area
aridthe artist's MBID
artistthe artist's name (without accented characters)
artistaccentthe artist's name (with accented characters)
beginthe artist's begin date
beginareathe artist's begin area
commentthe artist's disambiguation comment
countrythe 2-letter code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) for the artist's main associated country, or “unknown”
endthe artist's end date
endareathe artist's end area
endeda flag indicating whether or not the artist has ended
genderthe artist's gender (“male”, “female”, or “other”)
ipian IPI code associated with the artist
sortnamethe artist's sort name
taga tag attached to the artist
typethe artist's type (“person”, “group”, ...)

Artist search terms with no fields specified search the artist, sortname and alias fields.