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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-4300

Artist overview page should be a real overview

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Data display
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      Description

      Currently a lot of artist overview pages simply show "This artist does not have any release groups". Example:[1]

      That's not much of an "overview". I think the artist's overview page should give a much broader view of "what this artist has done"

      As a start: If no release groups, show release groups where they appear in some form: Ones where a credited recording appears, ones where an AR'd recording appears, something.

      Maybe for this 'fallback' kind of display, limit the set of displayed releases to be the most recent few, and just enough to be able to show a release for every recording where this artist appears.

      For the given example, indicate the fact that he has appeared as a double bass instrumentalist, which should appear as a link to the relevant relationships section.

      Overview should not be blank unless there is really nothing to say about the artist.

      1. http://musicbrainz.org/artist/cc53c49f-7d83-49ca-8360-ee87e2f7b6f5

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                Reporter:
                hawke Alex Mauer
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