Nordic Larp Wiki:Article wizard/version1/Musical notability

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Very few musicians are suitable for inclusion in Nordic Larp Wiki.

There are millions of musicians in the world, but only a small percentage of them are appropriate for Nordic Larp Wiki. There must be enough reliable, third-party information about a musician to demonstrate public interest in him or her or a band. If a musician meets at least one of the items below, they may merit their own Nordic Larp Wiki article, as there is probably a lot of verifiable information available about them and a lot of public interest in them. This list shows examples of level of notability required for Nordic Larp Wiki:

What is Notability?
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If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article.

A musician or ensemble (note that this includes a band, singer, rapper, orchestra, hip hop crew, DJ, musical theatre group, etc.) is notable if it meets any one of the following criteria:

  • Has been featured in multiple non-trivial published works in reliable and reputable media (excludes school newspapers, personal blogs, download sites, YouTube, etc.).
  • Has had a hit on a national music chart in at least one large or medium-sized country.[1]
  • Has had a certified gold or platinum record in at least one large or medium-sized country.
  • Has released two or more albums on a major label or one of the more important indie labels (i.e. an independent label with a history of more than a few years and a list that includes several notable musicians).
  • Has won a major music award, such as a Choice Music Prize, Grammy Award, Juno Award or Mercury Prize.

A song or album is notable if it meets any of the following:

  • Has won a major award
  • Is an official anthem of a notable state, region, province or territory
  • Is a musical standard (e.g. a pop or jazz standard)
  • Is a folk song, hymn or Christmas carol with a documented history of more than fifty years

Advertising: Nordic Larp Wiki is not for advertising or promotion.

  • It is not for announcing upcoming records that have not been released.
  • It is not for announcing upcoming tours by music groups.
  • It is not for promoting a new band.

Using Nordic Larp Wiki for advertising is against official policy. If your article looks like promotion or an advertisement, it will probably be rejected and speedily deleted.

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  1. There are, at present, no precise definitions of a "small", "medium" or "large" country in this context. However, a very limited definition of "small" will generally be used, excluding only a few of the world's smallest countries.