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Friday, March 17th, 2023 7:39 PM


My musical artist name is not my actual name - how do I prove I am the artist with a government-issued ID?

​Hi there,​

​I recently realized my page was automatically created when someone credited me for using my music in their podcast. I wanted to make sure that I claimed this page since it is me; however, my artist name is not in any way related to my birth name.​

​The issue is the only way to prove is through government-issued IDs . I could put all of my IDs, but none of them actually say my artist name on them - thus I am unable to prove the artist is me. I did purchase a trademark for that name which has my artist name and birth name together on USPTO's website - that is probably the main proof that it is me. I also can show that I have access to several different accounts associated with that name - namely my YouTube channel and Spotify, but there are several others. The problem is that there is no way to show any of this as proof since it isn't an ID.​

​Anyway, I am just wondering if there is a way I can contact IMDb or something to prove it in a different way. I tried my license, but with only the birth name on it, it only verifies I am a real person, rather than the actual artist listed on IMDb - so they said I need additional information which would be another form of ID - which all only include my birth name.​




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