My iPod (and other items?) automatically adjusts for an initial “The” when sorting artist names. Rather than grouping all such bands under “T” it ignores “The” and puts in the appropriate place in the list. Eg “The White Stripes” appear with “Wolf Parade” not “TISM”.
Point to ponder is what happens to the songs by the olde British band The The? Where to go to look for them?