How do I edit an artist biography? What are Last.fm's wiki guidelines?

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Much like Wikipedia, Artist pages on Last.fm are collaboratively edited and maintained by the Last.fm community, under supervision from our team of volunteer moderators. 

Editing privileges are granted to all active users so long as you agree to follow our community guidelines and the wiki guidelines listed below, and have verified your email address.  Brand new sign-ups and blank/unused accounts are not permitted to edit wikis until they start actively using the site -- this is to prevent spam and vandalism. 

If you're new to Last.fm, please refer to our New Users Guide for tips on how to get started.


Style Rules:
  • The description should be written in the third person, factual and unbiased. It should read like a Wikipedia article, not a press release -- no personal opinions. 
  • Please write only in English on the English language version of the site. You can submit descriptions in other languages on our International sites (accessed in the site footer).
  • The wiki page is for descriptions, and not for placing links to other sites.
  • Shared artist pages have additional guidelines (i.e. don't delete the other artists).
  • Artists and labels are not exempt from these rules.  

Please read the following before editing:
  • Submitted content must not violate copyright. It's illegal to plagiarise someone else's biography of this artist.
  • By submitting an edit, you agree to release your contribution under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply.
  • Re-users will be required to credit you, at minimum, through a hyperlink or URL to the article you are contributing to, and you hereby agree that such credit is sufficient in any medium.
  • You can copy from Wikipedia, or any other Creative Commons licensed source, provided that you enter the URL to the source in the sources box above.
  • All submitted content remains copyright of the author.
NOTE: Abuse of the Last.fm wiki system may result in your account being suspended or the wiki locked by the moderation team.  Last.fm reserves the right to edit or delete wiki entries and will determine in its sole discretion whether the content of a wiki entry is in breach of these guidelines.
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