blank artists

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Why are entries like http://www.allmusic.com/artist/fandan... completely blank?
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rootsmusic

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Every once in a while this happens, where we'll have a name in our database with absolutely no information associated with it aside from an overall genre.

This can happen a couple of ways:

1. We get information from a label or a distributor about an upcoming artist and the actual content hasn't come through yet.

2. We create a name entry and then the credits get associated to a different artist with the same name (I'm seeing six Fandangos in the database, plus a Fandango USA, an I Fandango and The Fandagos).

3. We realize that we have two artists with the same name, move the credits to the correct artist, but then the orphaned artist does not get deleted.
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4. Data-entry misspelled name like http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-st... and it wasn't deleted.

But none of these causes explain why Major Franklin has only blank entries (no other entry containing any info).
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