Category talk:Advanced Relationship
Re-releases of covers
Tracks which are re-releases of a cover-version of a song should not have relationships of the CoverRelationshipType to the earliest release of the original version. Instead only the earliest release of the cover-version should link to the earliest release of the original version and all re-releases of the cover-version should be linked to their earliest release with the SameTrackRelationshipType.
If an artist performs a medley of songs they didn't originally wrote, that is the medley is a bunch of covers, then should the original versions be linked with the MedleyRelationshipType or with the CoverRelationshipType?
Linking artists to all or only original releases?
Should artists that worked on a release/track only be linked to the original/regular release of it or to all of them? The answer to that can pretty much depend on the relationship type and if it's a track or a release. For featuring performers we currently encourage the users to link to all tracks. With releases it seems people mostly add credits from the liner notes if they own it, and the release they own doesn't have to be the original/regular release. Also it's not always possible to identify an original/regular release (see the EU release and the US release of this album for example). For composers and lyrics writers there seems to be agreement not to link them to re-releases/later versions.
Should the whole line-up for a release be linked or only session/guest musicians because the regular band members are already linked to the band? Of course this not always redundant, an artist can be member of a band but not perform on an album for whatever reasons.
Are session artists, which are not considered part of the band, always guest musicians? Or should the GuestRelationshipAttribute only be used when the liner notes call them guest musicians? Or can we perhaps work out our own definition for this attribute?