Compound artists

Only one performing artist's name should be listed per artist name field. Having two or more performing artists listed in the same artist name field impairs the release's ability to appear correctly in search results and may alter how it will display on DSP platforms. In some cases, this is formatting is against partner guidelines. 

If artists collaborate under their normal artist names and are not forming a new group, you must list each artist separately.


If the artist is always a group or duo, you can list them on the same artist name entry. 

Guidelines to follow

  • Primary Artist: Simon & Garfunkel (this is correct as that is their group name)


  • Primary Artist: Deadmau5 & Tiesto (this is incorrect as they are collaborating on a release)


  • Primary Artist: Michael Jackson vs. The Beatles (this is incorrect as they are collaborating on a release)
  • This applies to remixers and featuring artists
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