We've made this site primarily to help local artists gain exposure beyond the borders of their city, and that's definitely easier when you can find them. We're adding a Browse Artists section similar to our Browse Discussions section to make it easy to find that new niche artist.
Just sharing so any subscribers know that browsing artists is now possible. Use the same location/genre filters as you do on discussions for artists.
This also means that genre support has been added to artist profiles so they can tag themselves and be easier to find :)