Relationship types / Artist-Artist / Tribute


This relationship specifies that an artist is a tribute to another specific artist/band; that is, it primarily performs covers of that artist. They may also be referred to as cover bands. Some tribute artists may name themselves, dress, and/or act similarly to the artists they pay tribute to.

ID: 728
Cardinality of {entity0}: Few relationships (0)
Cardinality of {entity1}: Few relationships (0)
Orderable direction: None (0)
UUID: a6f62641-2f58-470e-b02b-88d7b984dc9f

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The following attributes can be used with this relationship type:

start date

end date


This relationship should only be used when the artist primarily performs covers of the specific artist or band it is a tribute to. It should not be used for artists who perform original works and occasionally cover other artists, or for non-specific cover bands who perform songs from a wide variety of artists, such as Richard Cheese or "1980s music" cover bands.

If an artist starts out as a tribute to a specific artist, but goes on to perform original work, the start and end dates may be used to mark the tribute period.​


The Iron Maidens (all female Iron Maiden tribute band from California) is a tribute to Iron Maiden (English heavy metal band) from 2001 to present

The Muffin Men is a tribute to Frank Zappa (US musician, composer, activist & filmmaker)