The new format needs a lot of editing to be done

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I tried to find my teen idol, Ricky Nelson. Your database has too many artists with the same name (either Rick or Ricky). It's possible to search for the right one in the old format, but the new format needs a lot of editing to be done.
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Posted 7 years ago

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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Hi Gideon,.
We do have an entry for Ricky Nelson (who chose to be called "Rick Nelson" in his adult career):
http://beta.allmusic.com/artist/rick-...

We'll work on making our search as accessible as possible for artist who have recorded under different names.

Thanks,.
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Zac, you can merge this problem with the idea at https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...
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I think that most of those "Ricky Nelsons" are not real, just errors, and has to be removed. That's what I meant when I wrote "editing".
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I dug dipper into the problem, and found that at least in one case, one "Ricky Nelson" points to A Various Artists' Compilation, namely "The Cruisin' Story 1957". However, this is the same artist, not another one.

As a beta tester, I have to say that this problem has existed since I started using AMG, a long time ago. However, now there's an opportunity to fix it.
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Agreed. Most of the Rick Nelsons and Ricky Nelsons are valid (photographers, vocalists, etc) but I saw the same one you did.

There's also this one that needs to be addressed:
http://beta.allmusic.com/artist/ricky...

We'll see about getting it cleaned up.
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In a similar vein, you need to combine Airto (http://beta.allmusic.com/artist/airto...) & Airto Moreira (http://beta.allmusic.com/artist/airto...)