The standard search features three methods for finding artists, records and songs in the popmusicinfo database.
The first is to search for an artist or a group by selecting "Artist/Group" (default setting) in the searchbox at the top of
the page. You will get a search result containing the number of records that the artist/group has released, the number of
songs/recordings performed, the number of songs/recordings produced and finally the number of songs/recordings that
the artist/group has composed. Click the name of the artist to display more information about the artist.
From the detailed view of the artist there are many links to the records that the artist has relation to
and other things. Observe that no more than 20 search results are displayed on each page, click "next" and "previous"
to browse through the search result.
The second is to select "Record Title" in the search box and enter the name of a certain record/album that you are
The search result will show the title of the record, the artist that released it, the media type (EP/LP etc), the country/land
that the record was released in and the year it was released. Click on the record title or the artist to display more
information. It is also possible to click on the column headers to change the sort order in the result. If you click
a header two times you will reverse the sort order on that column.
The third way to use the standard search is to search for a song/recording title by selecting "Song Title" in the search box.
The search result will now show the title of the song, the artist that recorded it and the recording date. Click on the title
or the artist to see more information. In the same way as the search for record titles, you may change the sort order by
clicking on the column headers.
The advanced search features a lot more options for finding your favourite music!
The options available in the advanced search are:
- Advanced search for an artist/group.
- Advanced search for a record.
- Advanced search for a song.
- Advanced search based on record companies.
If possible, do not try to enter the full title of a record/artist.
If you look for "SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND", try to identify something that you donīt think occurs in
other titles as you will get no match if you type SGT instead of SERGEANT (both spellings are available!).
Try searching for "pepper" instead and see how many hits you will get!