User:Sbontrager/Performance Relationship Type

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Description

This shows that a recording is a performance of a work.* A Day in the Life is a performance of A Day in the Life

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Attributes

  • start date
For performances with a known date this indicates the start date of the performance.
  • end date
For performances with a known date this indicates the end date of the performance.
  • live
This indicates that the recording is of a live performance.
  • cover
This indicates that the recording is of a cover performance.
  • partial
This indicates that the performance was not of the entire work, e.g. excerpts from, conclusion of, etc.
  • instrumental
This indicates that the lyrics are not relevant for this performance of the work, such that the lyricist would not be credited. Examples include instrumental arrangements, or “beats” from hip-hop songs which may be reused with different lyrics.
  • demo
This indicates that the recording was made for the purpose of song development, as a proposal for production or in preparation for a released version. Demos are frequently, but not always, recorded on home-recording equipment.


Guidelines

  • Use the live attribute when the performance had an audience at the time it occurred, i.e. it was not prerecorded.
  • For live recordings the end date is usually the same as the start date. For most live albums from a single concert starting close to midnight and ending early in the morning is OK to just use the start date of the event on all concert recordings.
  • Use the instrumental attribute when the recording is an instrumental version of a work that is not instrumental in itself.
  • Because the lyrics are important to karaoke versions of a song (the intention is that someone would sing them over the karaoke track), karaoke versions should not be marked with the “instrumental” attribute. Note that in addition to this performance relation, you should link a karaoke track to its original version with the Karaoke Version Relationship Type.

Examples