History:Continuous Mix Style Proposal
NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL STYLE GUIDELINE. DO NOT USE THIS AS A GUIDELINE UNTIL SPEAKING TO AN AUTOEDITOR FIRST
NOTE: This page is still in progress.
This style attempts to address the ambiguity with releases that exist as a full continuous track.
The criteria exists of (but not exclusively to) chunks of audio that fulfil:
- Commonly bootlegs (recorded off the radio, TV, etc.)
- Are not strictly Live performances as they may have had no concert location, no specific audience, broadcast simultaneously to a number of locations, or some or all of the above.
- In almost all cases Continuous Mixes are the joining (and/or mixing) of many songs that can be discreetly separated and not one single very long song.
- If a Continuous Mix is defined as the solid state of many discreet songs then its possible that this Continuous Mix will be split into its individual song members and exist as a separate release on MusicBrainz following the standard guidelines for whatever content has been split.
MusicBrainz puts a strict emphasis on releases that have been physically or digitally releases through a label. This gives the release a label, release date, country, barcode etc. Similarly a whole other set of guidelines exist for Live and Bootleg performances that may or may not have been released through standard means (never released or "fan managed")
It is clear that audio recorded from radio, TV, etc would be classified as Bootleg.