History:Continuous Mix Style Proposal

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NOTE: This page is still in progress.

Synopsis

This style attempts to address the ambiguity with releases that exist as a full continuous track.

Definition

The criteria exists of (but not exclusively to) chunks of audio that fulfil:

  • Must exist originally as a continuous mix. Normal releases that have been joined together are not continuous mixes.
  • Almost always a bootleg (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 it's possible that the 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.
  • Must exist in the past, future dates or estimated scheduled reoccurring shows are not allowed.

The Problem

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 and sometimes the releases do fall into the official Live Bootleg Style if so this should be used.

The Solution

Examples

  • Armin van Buuren has a long running weekly radio show A State of Trance.
  • Sophie Sugar has a monthly radio show Symphony similar to that of A State of Trance.

Sources

Discussion