Quansic artist data set.

Artist data set

Quansic created one of the world largest data set around Performers and Songwriters.

The data set is organised around 5 categories: Names, Identifiers, Relationships, Contributions and Characteristics.

Names and Name Variants

An Artist can be represented by many names.
All names have one or more of the following properties:

  • Real name
  • Name Variant
  • Pseudonym
  • Display name
  • Language code

Bruce Springsteen

Name Type Code
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen real name English
Bruce Springsteen display name English
Μπρους Σπρίνγκστιν name variant Greek
ברוס ספרינגסטין name variant Hebrew
ब्रूस स्प्रिंगस्टीन name variant Hindi
Брюс Спрингстин name variant Russian
布鲁斯·斯普林斯廷 name variant Chinese
The Boss pseudonym English


Artist characteristics are key for the disambiguation of names. We maintain the following data points

  • Entity Type (Person or Band)
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Picture

Key Value
Type person
Date of birth 1949-09-23
Date of death -
Gender male
Nationality USA
credit: Stian Schløsser Møller


Around ISNI, we bridge more than 10 different Identifiers for each Artist.

  • ISNI
  • IPI
  • IPN
  • Musicbrainz
  • Wikidata
  • Discogs
  • Spotify ID
  • Apple iTunes ID
  • YouTube Channel ID
  • Deezer
  • Genius

ID Type Value
ISNI 0000000121418834
IPI 00076333277
IPN 10607699
Musicbrainz 70248960-cb53-4ea4-943a-edb18f7d336f
Wikidata Q1225
Discogs 219986
Spotify 3eqjTLE0HfPfh78zjh6TqT
Apple iTunes 178834
YouTube UCcu7ANuD9J7hnTQCREqIc4Q
Deezer 4762
Genius Bruce-springsteen


Artists are by nature highly relational. We keep track of the following relationships between artist entities.

  • is member of a band
  • band has member
  • co-performer
  • co-author
  • homonym (different entity - same name)
  • pseudonym (same entity - different name)
  • meronym (same entity - different ISNI)

ID Title Role
0000000087092120 Jersey Artists For Mankind isMember
0000000101928722 The E Street Band isMember
0000000107032484 Artists United Against Apartheid isMember
0000000121520943 U.S.A. for Africa isMember
0000000469956780 The Bruce Springsteen Band isMember
0000000470305694 Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom isMember
0000000470575184 Steel Mill isMember
0000000471276119 The Castiles isMember


List of Sound Recordings and Musical Works to which the Artist has contributed. The list we maintain is not exhaustive.

  • Title
  • Subtitle
  • ISRC
  • ISWC
  • Role

ID Title Role
USSM10501308 Black Cowboys performer
USSM18200376 Born in the U.S.A. performer
T-070.016.411-9 Born in the U.S.A. author
T-070.029.509-5 Cadillac Ranch author
USSM11306642 Dream Baby Dream performer
USSM19303834 Streets of Philadelphia performer