6.4 Stage Names and Legal Names

In many cases artists use their legal name – or a shortened version thereof – as their stage name. Such names should be communicated as being both StageName and LegalName as shown below:










            <Name>Achim Reichel</Name>







If only a legal name is provided, receivers of a PIE message should not infer that this name can be used for display or credit information for specific products, as data provided in a PIE message is intended to provide rich party metadata for biographical cross-referencing only.

Display and credit information should only be extracted from a product feed from an authorised source (e.g. using the NewReleaseMessage defined in the Electronic Release Notification Message Suite).