Relationship Types / Artist-Artist / Artist rename


This describes a situation where an artist (generally a group) changed its name, leading to the start of a new project.

ID: 1079
Cardinality of {entity0}: Few relationships (0)
Cardinality of {entity1}: Few relationships (0)
Orderable direction: None (0)
UUID: 9752bfdf-13ca-441a-a8bc-18928c600c73

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The following attributes can be used with this relationship type:

start date

end date


The start and end dates should contain the date the rename occurred. The same date should be used in both fields, as an artist is not "renamed" over a period of time.

Only use this relationship if the artists should be kept separate to begin with (meaning they're generally considered separate projects with separate discographies). If the discography is the same, but the artist changed names, use aliases and artist credits for the same one artist entity.

It is acceptable to use this relationship if there was some degree of member change during the rename of a group but the new group is generally understood to be a direct successor to the previous one. Do not use the relationship in cases where a group split into two or more groups, especially if both claim to be the direct successors, since by definition neither of them can then be “the same but under a new name”.


On a Friday (pre‐Radiohead group, until 1991) was renamed into Radiohead in 1991