In order for Last.FM and AudioScrobbler technology to function as intended, it is necessary for each artist to bare a unique name. For example, while two or more artists might share the same name, only one such artist will be granted a web address to match. Since Japanese Sona already occupied the URL http://last.fm/music/sona , the burden to create a unique Last.Fm web address was left to this sOna-- the group from State College, PA, USA. It is unfortunate that the artist name known to sOna [US] fans, and the Last.Fm name for the same artist do not match.
Furthermore, to search for this sona, a user will most likely find only a Japanese counterpart, in Sona, the popular Japanese young woman. Problems of disambiguation do not end here. Fans of sOna [US] who use a Last.Fm AudioScrobbler plug-in for his or her media player, or the Last.FM Scrobbler Client itself, on playing mp3's of this sOna, if the artist-name for that media is tagged as "sona", "SONA", or "sOna"-- upper or lower case being irrelevant, of course-- then all associated data which Last.Fm will transfer during the AudioScrobbling process will represent, not sOna [US], but Sona of Japan (i.e. data such as bio, photo, album art, etc.
associated with the artist). If listeners wish to see the correct information for sOna [US], it is necessary to modify the meta-data of the mp3-- that is, the ID3 or APE tags-- so the artist name reads either "american_sona", or the preferred "sOna [US]", only without the quotation marks. Best of luck to you, sOna fans! State of Notable Auspiciousness: sona, a modern 'alternative' rock band from State College, PA USA, (originally formed in 1996 under the name Smuggling Grapes, as a party band), the ensemble toured in support of their successful original music from 1999 to 2003, covering mostly the PA area from Erie to Philadelphia, and into NY and MD. Please do not build upon this URL.
Instead, continued interest in SONA, the rock band from Penn State , should be directed to a new Last.FM node, "sona [US]": http://www.last.fm/music/Sona+%5BUS%5D Two of the five SONA members formed the band e-Nation in 2003. Later, another two SONA guys (of the three who were not e-Nation members), took up the tools of the party-band machine to form the band 'Mr. Hand'. Later, Mr Hand was joined by the only remaining former SONA member who had yet to join a new band.
The result was three-fifths of sona were performing with Mr Hand, while two-fifths of SONA could be found, less than a block away on Friday nights for several months, as e-Nation. Coincidentally, each member of sona, as many as three-at-a-time, performed regularly as a member of the band 'Mr. Hand'. e-Nation petitioned, and he complied so the scale was tipping now in a new direction, as a total of three sona members were performing with e-nation, and two remained in Mr Hand. Soon after becoming 3-fourths SONA, an unfortunate circumstance upon fall upon e-Nation when the group, that incarnation being only weeks old, went unannounced into early retirement.
With the greater portion of SONA's rhythm section to back vocalist Seth Richardson, the potential energy of e-Nation by that point was in sharp contrast to their sudden dismissal from the Rathskeller, and subsequent dissolution. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..