History:Classical Release Artist Style

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Style for determining Release Artists on *classical* Releases

Attention.png This StyleGuideline applies to classical music only. For popular music see the ReleaseArtistsStyle.

Recitals by a single performer: In cases where a release contains only work(s) performed primarily by a single group or individual, credited prominently on the release, that artist may be designated the ReleaseArtist if any one of the following conditions is met:

  • The works are composed by different artists, and the album would otherwise be attributed to VariousArtists
  • The tracks on the release, while all composed by one artist, are parts of multiple works, several of which are not present in their complete form or are drawn from different groups ("selections" or "highlights")
  • The work(s) have all been arranged, remixed, or otherwise substantially modified by the primary performer

In the first case, the album should be entered as a VA release with the composers as the track artists (unless the third case applies).

In the second case, the album should be entered as a VA release with the composer as the track artist for each of the tracks (unless the third case applies).

In the third case, the album should be entered as a non-VA release, and the composer(s) should be attributed to the album (if only one composer) or the tracks (if more than one composer) only by "composed by" AdvancedRelationships