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  • DisplayArtist is a composite that can communicate the name and role of the artist (or artists) who is (are) the main ones for a given Release
  • DisplayArtistName is a string that can communicate the way the Release creator suggests the name being displayed. There can only be one for each Release.
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Releases and Resources

The same concepts applies to Resources such as sound recordings. In most Releases all Resources' display artist is the same as the display artist for the release. The three main exceptions are:

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If a Resource's display artist is the same as for the Release containing the Resource, the appropriate DisplayArtist and DisplayArtistName should be communicated on Release level only; there is no need for Resource level DisplayArtist and DisplayArtistName data.

If a Resource's display artist differs from the Release's, display artist DisplayArtist and DisplayArtistName data must be communicated for the Release and the Resource. The rules differ slightly for different versions of the NewReleaseMessage:

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  • DisplayArtistName shall contain the concatenation of individual DisplayArtist's names (as recommended by the Release creator);
  • DisplayArtist contains individual components for each of the  artists with roles Artist (for the main artist) or FeaturedArtist (for artists that have been asked to join in with the main artist).

Rules for ERN Version  Version 3.6 and before

  • DisplayArtist contains individual components for each of the  artists with roles Artist (for the main artist) or FeaturedArtist (for artists that have been asked to join in with the main artist);
  • A further DisplayArtist composite shall contain the concatenation of individual DisplayArtist's names (as recommended by the Release creator) with a role UserDefined with user-defined value of  "DisplayArtistName.