Real world musicians is a top-level category for musicians and bands who perform songs either in or about the Doctor Who universe. Individual pages should not be categorised here.
Please consider the following categories, instead.
When the music isn't specifically made for a DWU story Edit
- Real world musicians whose work appears in Doctor Who, a category for bands and individual musicians whose work appearing in a televised episode is not original to Doctor Who, but instead legally licensed or sampled by the Doctor Who production crew. Examples include: Athlete, The Beatles and Britney Spears. Related to this category is:
When the music is original to a DWU story Edit
- Doctor Who vocalists, who are people who performed original works for the production of Doctor Who, such as Katherine Jenkins or Mark Chambers. Related to this category are:
When the music doesn't even appear in a DWU story Edit
- Performers of songs about the Doctor Who universe, people who have performed songs that never appeared in an episode, but which nevertheless had a strong Doctor Who connection. Examples: Jon Pertwee ("Who is the Doctor"), Orbital and their rendition of the Doctor Who theme, The Go-Go's ("I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek").
When the music is heard or discussed by characters in-universe Edit
- Musical groups from the real world is an in-universe category, which organises musical groups who exist in the real world and the DWU. The Beatles are such a group.
- Musicians from the real world are individual musical perormers who exist within the DWU. Frank Sinatra and Britney Spears are such people.
People are sometimes in more than one of these categories Edit
In most cases a page cannot be placed in both a real world and in-universe category. Musicians blur the line, however, because their work can sometimes be heard by characters. This makes them part of a behind-the-scenes category and an in-universe one.
Here's an example. Britney Spears' song, "Toxic", is in TV: The End of the World, by virtue of being played on Cassandra's "iPod". Thus, Spears is in Real world musicians whose work appears in Doctor Who, to account for the fact that "Toxic" is not a song specifically composed for Doctor Who. But she's also in Musicians from the real world, because she's a real world person who is part of the Doctor Who universe.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.