Sorry if this should have been treated somewhere else.
I’d need a clarification.
It seems to me that the “merging” IS NOT really a merging: when i merge 2 artists, one disappears… completely. and every link redirects to the other one.
this in general is ok, as usually one of the 2 (or more) artists is a fake, is spurious, is associated to just one album or composition, has no data, has no bio, pictures, anything. while there is usually a clear “correct” artist to prefer.
but there are also (a lot of? i have many) situations in which the 2 (or more) artists are equally “empty” (of infos, or associations). in this case one can only … make a random choice. and that it would be OK, as they look equivalent, and finally the result will link the right way to my tracks.
my point is the following: tomorrow, or in 1 year, the metadata of one of the 2 artists change: someone of you at roni correct data, a picture is added, the artist die, or becomes famous and a bio is added… anything.
if the artist which is updated is the one i have “covered beneath” the other one… i will NEVER see those changes. this is quite disappointing.
correct me if i’me wrong.
i cannot see how things could work better: maybe a more “merging” behaviour… difficult if there are confliting metadata.
another point is the following: yes, i can unmerge artists at anytime. but the list of merged artists can be very long, and getting there not so comfortable.
i think that in the edit window of an artist, there should be a signal like “this artist is the merging of …”, and a button “Unmerge”.
more or less… same thing for composition.