We come across this questions so many times from the artists featured on our website. Definitely it’s a tough ask. There are certain guidelines you need to follow to get your article approved for Wikipedia. A dedicated notability guideline is also created by Wikipedia for articles focusing on music. The aim was to assist musicians and editors alike and improve the transparency of what would be accepted onto Wikipedia.
Various rules and advice have been added to Wikipedia’s music guidelines since then, including the Wikipedia essay No one cares about your garage band, which offers stern advice on what isn’t acceptable on Wikipedia for bands. Despite these guidelines, numerous musicians, bands and marketing companies, struggle to grasp Wikipedia and what is acceptable on the encyclopedia. To add to these common problems, Wikipedia has a number of grey areas in their guidelines that can be very misleading. You need to be an expert to get your article approved by Wikipedia.
As per Wikipedia guidelines these are some of the main points to follow.
When studying the notability of any artist, Wikipedia will focus on one main aspect, chart performance. If an artist or band is selling their albums or singles by the millions, they are worthy of a Wikipedia page
There is a Wikipedia guideline referred to as, “inherited notability”. When touring as a support act for instance, this could be classed as inherited notability, as the musician in question is only a supporting role. Where this would come up for debate, is when the artist is an integral part of the tour and not merely a supporting act or if the tour is for that said musician.
Signing with a major label
Signing with a major label is a huge step for any musician, but rarely does it establish notability on Wikipedia. Where this can differ is the signing of the contract my have received media coverage in well-known publications. This can therefore help establish notability, as it would indicate that the label and media think the musician in question is important for the label. Overall, signing with a major label isn’t enough to establish notability on its own.
The second integral part of creating a Wikipedia page on a musician is media coverage. This and chart performance are arguably the two things a musician needs to pass many of the guidelines on Wikipedia.
And there is a very long list of guidelines and rules that you need to follow to get your self featured on Wikipedia.
And one more thing I would like to add.
Its not guaranteed even after your article get published that it will stay there permently.
Wikipedia go through all the pages time by time and those not following certain criteria are deleted by them. So as per my suggestion you should get advice or service of some Wikipedia consultant who specializes in music artists. It will surely get your chances of approval high and chances of deletion the lowest.
I am not expert in Wikipedia so I can’t advice you myself. But I know a Wikipedia consultant, on whose expertise I have no doubt. I came to know about him after reading an interview on Financial Times. His knowledge and expertise impressed me. His services have achieved highest success rate. He has assisted a number of Grammy award-winning artists and worked with some of America’s top labels helping them with adding information about their top artist.
So I will recommend, rather than wasting your precious time in trying again and again to get approved by Wikipedia it’s better to hire an expert Wikipedia Consultant. You just need to provide your information and he will suggest if you can be featured on Wikipedia with your current work. Even if you are missing something you can get an advice on that and consultant can help you cover it up.So overall it will make you job easier.
Getting your article published on Wikipedia will not only give you more exposure but also add to your credibility.