Not sure if this should be a base feature or a plugin. a few artists perform under multiple names. in some cases, their work is so similar that i would prefer to group it all together. Vektroid is perhaps the best example of this. each “artist” has their own style, but they are all electronic with shades of vaporwave.
Currently my path formats might create:
Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe
New Dreams Ltd. - Initiation Tape
In the future I’d want:
Vektroid aka Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe
Vektroid aka New Dreams Ltd. - Initiation Tape
You can map up from a release to an artist credit. (todo for me: clarify how this mapping works)
Open question: how to choose a parent artist name. It could be whatever MB lists, or whichever artist has the most releases. I am fine writing my own rule here (perhaps with special cases for some user-defined artists) and don’t see a need to come up with some standard everyone likes. (Especially if it’s a plugin).