OUR EIGHT MUSIC (ARTIST / OUTFIT / ORCHESTRA / MUSICIAN) CATEGORIES
THE EIGHT CATEGORIES (A - H)
There are eight major Music Artist / Music Outfit categories on Music Industrapedia, which are represented as categories ranging from (A) to (H).
WHY EIGHT CATEGORIES?
We have eight separate hierarchical categories of music artists (from Category A to Category H) for a number of reasons but mostly because of administration, market structure and navigation reasons to make our site easier for us to manage and to make it more appealing and more relevant for the individual user so they dont have to wade through potentially thousands of music artists & outfits
"MUSIC ARTIST" - OUR DEFINITION
This list defines a "Music Artist" as being a musical entity (solo artist, duo, band, orchestra, ensemble, DJ) who has created and released "original" Recorded Product (record company, indie label, *key self published artist) during their career and /or has performed in major shows / gigs / concerts which features mainly original material written by themselves (or written exclusively for them). Management and enforcement of the defininition of "Music Artists" on Music Industrapedia is by the Industrapedia Music Council (made up of music industry professionals). There are four Music Artist categories on Music Industrapedia - categories A, B, C & D (which are detailed below and to the right of this screen).
Artists who fall outside of our four Music Artist categories will be eligible to go into one of the music group categories on the right hand side of the screen - (F) Music Outfits or (G) Orchestras & Ensembles and/or one of the two individual performers list - Major Musicians (G) or Local Musicians (H) which are detailed on the right hand side of this screen.
CATEGORY (A) - GLOBAL MAJOR ARTISTS
This includes music artists (current or defunct) which have had consistent global success in their music career and this list is set by the industrapedia music council. A global music artist must either be considered to be internationally significant for its music genre and /or have major or indie international chart success and / or strong international concert attendance. These three criteria must be apparent in more than three Major Music Territories and for two or more albums and/or two or more international tours within major music territories.
CATEGORY (B) - MAJOR MUSIC ARTISTS - NATIONAL
Major Music Artists (National) are Music Artists who are significant major or indie recording artists in their own country and who have released at least one album (a mandatory requirement) that is/or was available nationally through major mainstream or major indie retail channels. Major Music Artists (National) are also artists who are yet to achieve (or did not achieve - in the case of defunct artists) consistent global success throughout their careers. All global Music Artists will automatically go into the major music artist category as well so as to proclaim their national identity in their profiles (e.g. The Beatles will be included in the 'Global Major Music Artists' List as well as the 'Major Music Artists - UK' list).
CATEGORY (C) - FEATURED MUSIC ARTISTS
Featured Music Artists are those music artists who have been identified as ones to watch by the Industrapedia Music Council and are considered to be on the Up and Up (i.e. their music careers are considered to be on the Ascendant). Featured Music Artists are expected over time to be upgraded upon review to categories (B) and maybe in time to category (A) if their music careers develop in accordance with the prediction and /or hope of members of the Industrapedia Music Council.
Search For Anyone or Anything in the Global Music Industry (Current or Defunct)
(Music Artist / Music Industry Person / Record Label / Music Media / Music Retailer / Music Venue, etc.)
Or use our Menu Lists Above (drop down) and to the Side (left) to find what you are looking for
THE BIG GLOBAL LIST - Music Artists / Outfits
To see our Global Outlook Master List for all Music Artists / Outfits click here: MUSIC ARTISTS - Global Outlook
Music Artists and Outfits are to be listed under their home country, however Music Artists and Outfits who are from a diaspora or who are based on a cultural theme may list themselves under their current home country as well as the country's culture they represent. (E.g. An Australian band who plays African music from South Africa can go under both "Australia" and "South Africa".