I was being creative and put this in one of the files loaded with my plugin. Are there implications with storing the table names this way?
global $wpdb; if(!defined('DB_ARTISTS')) define('DB_ARTISTS', $wpdb->prefix . "artists"); if(!defined('DB_RELEASES')) define('DB_RELEASES', $wpdb->prefix . "releases");
EDIT: I had originally not included all of the information I had meant to. Tables and variables are prefixed with ABC (
$wpdb->prefix . 'abc_artists' ).