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Trac ticket # 4426
- CSG for Tracks and Recordings:
|Status: Everything below this point is in need of cleanup for CSGv2|
The artist should be the composer(s) of the performed work.
The correct composer(s) to use may not be obvious:
- A work by one composer consists of variations on a work by a different composer.
- Use the composer of the variations.
- A work was left unfinished by the original composer, then completed by another composer.
- Use both composers.
- A work was composed by one composer, then arranged, orchestrated, and/or instrumentated by a different artist.
- Use the composer, not the arranger, orchestrator, or instrumentator.
In releases where classical works are arranged, remixed, or otherwise substantially modified by the primary performer, that performer should be designated as ReleaseArtist. The composer(s) should be attributed only by AdvancedRelationships of the ComposerRelationshipType either to the whole album (if there is only one composer), or the individual tracks (if there are several composers). here we say arrangements is an exeption, but further down it's not?
- Examples: Béla Fleck: Perpetual Motion Jacques Loussier: Play Bach No. 1 William Orbit: Pieces in a Modern Style
When dealing with works that are NOT covers, the composer is designated as artist, as usual:
- J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass (Edgar Meyer). Here Bach is credited as the Artist and Edgar Meyer's transcriptions are indicated with an ArrangerRelationshipType.
Also, when one composer has arranged a work by another, one would use the same plan: