Credit Translations/German

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List of common German words used to express the credits information in releases.


Authorship
German MusicBrainz relationship
Musik: artist artist composed (Composer Relationship Type)
Komposition: artist
Komponist: artist
komponiert von artist
Text: artist artist wrote the lyrics for (Lyricist Relationship Type)
Liedtext: artist
Arrangement: artist artist arranged (Arranger Relationship Type)
arrangiert von artist


Performance
German MusicBrainz relationship
Dirigent: artist artist conducted (Conductor Relationship Type)


Production
German MusicBrainz relationship
produziert von artist artist produced (Producer Relationship Type)
Produktion: artist
Produzent: artist
aufgenommen von artist artist recorded (Recording Engineer Relationship Type)
Aufnahme: artist
bearbeitet von artist artist edited (Editor Relationship Type)
programmiert von artist artist programmed (Programmer Relationship Type)
gemischt von artist artist mixed (Mix Engineer Relationship Type)
gemastert von artist artist mastered (Mastering Engineer Relationship Type)
Toningenieur: artist artist sound engineered / audio engineered (Engineer Relationship Type)

(It can mean either and the Toningenieur often does both it seems.)

Tontechniker: artist
Tonassistent: artist artist assistant engineered? (Engineer Relationship Type with Assistant Relationship Attribute)
graphische Gestaltung: artist artist provided graphic design on (Graphic Design Relationship Type)


Instruments
German MusicBrainz instrument
Flöte flute

(It can actually mean any flute, including recorders, not just the concert flute.)

Querflöte transverse flute, typically the concert flute
Blockflöte recorder
Trompete trumpet
Orgel organ
Geige violin
Violine
Bratsche viola
Viola
Gitarre guitar
Akustikgitarre acoustic guitar
akustische Gitarre
E-Gitarre electric guitar
elektrische Gitarre
Elektrogitarre
Stromgitarre
zwölfseitige Gitarre 12 string guitar
Bass bass (guitar)
Bassgitarre
E-Bass electric bass guitar
elektrischer Bass
Harfe harp
Klavier piano
Piano
Flügel grand piano
Tasteninstrument keyboard instrument

(any type, including keyboards, pianos, organs, ...)

Trommel(n) drum(s)
Schlagzeug drumset
Tamburin tambourine
Tambourin
Schellentrommel
Glocke(n) bell(s)


Vocals
German MusicBrainz vocal
Gesang vocals
Hauptgesang lead vocals
Hintergrundgesang background vocals
Chor choir


Other common terms
German English
Lied song
Ton sound, audio
Verlag publisher
Spur track

(as in a single track that an engineer is working with)

Tonspur
zusätzlich

(zusätzliche, zusätzliches)

additional
Tonstudio recording studio
Schallplatte vinyl record
Platte
Orchester orchestra
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