How to deal with multi-artist shows?
This year I've been attending 2 show with 2 bands on stage.
Hint vs Ez3kiel
Those made an album together so I could add "Ez3kiel vs Hint" as a new artist. But IMO it would be better if we could add a show with 2 artists. This way, the song played would appear in both bands stats. Also, you could find the show while looking for any of those bands.
Air & Hot Rats
Those did not have a record in common. So I can't add Air & Hot Rats as a new artist... All I can do is add the setlist for both bands using the @With and @Cover tag...
So you should really consider making it possible to have multi-artist shows.
Mike Taylor commented
This would also help for pop artists like Jay Z & Beyonce who had a co-headlining tour. Since it's attributed as "Jay-Z & Beyonce" all for the songs during the concert, don't funnel into the statistics for the individual artists.
Same as Robyn & Royksopp who did a co-headlining tour on year, but are mostly solo acts.
I'd LOVE for there to be a way for these to be attributed appropriately so my stats are more accurate.
Although it may be somewhat difficult to implement, this is the feature I believe setlist.fm needs the most. For example, I recently added a setlist for this Philip Glass concert:
Unfortunately, even though the workaround I used makes the setlist page pretty clear about who is playing what song, the Philip Glass artist statistics now imply that he has performed all twenty of his etudes, while in reality he has admitted in interviews he has only learned how to play twelve.
Beyond classical shows, however, I highly agree with David M. that this modification is necessary to bring the jazz database functionality of the site up to par. Like his example of a concert with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter...who's even the bigger name there?
David M commented
This is key for jazz shows where all the performers are big names and they tour in different combinations. If I see shows over the years like:
1. Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Brian Blade
2. Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Jack Dejohnette
3. Directions in Music featuring Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove
4. Standards Trio: Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack Dejohnette
How can I ever tell how many times I've seen Herbie Hancock? Dave Holland? Jack Dejohnette?