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Status: this is a ProposedStyleGuideline for ages. This page NeedsEditing. NoArtistStyle and UnknownArtistStyle are almost useless in their present state. The idea is to clean-up all that without producing anything new that is not already adhered and agreed upon, and bring this page in par with the rest of the Artist docs, style-wise and uptodate-wise. -- dmppanda 17:15, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
- 1 Style for determining Release Artists
- 1.1 Main guidelines
- 1.2 [no artist]
- 1.3 [unknown]
- 1.4 What about... ?
- 1.4.1 I have a boxset in which each disc is by a different artist. Should I set the ReleaseArtist to VariousArtists for all discs?
- 1.4.2 I also have that one cd containing different tracks from two different artists ("A" and "B"), and the cd itself is advertised as from "A & B"...
- 1.4.3 What about that double-cd published under the title "Some Title", which couples together two releases from two different artists?
- 1.4.4 Look, that cheesy bootleg I have is credited to artist "A", but everybody knows it's indeed from artist "B"! What should I do?
- 1.4.5 A single for a TV series that has more than two artists collaborating on the primary tracks
- 1.5 Examples
Style for determining Release Artists
- This is a ProposedStyleGuideline.
- For a SingleArtistRelease (a release that have all tracks performed by the same PrimaryArtist), the ReleaseArtist must be that PrimaryArtist.
- For a VariousArtistsRelease which are compilations by multiple unrelated artists, the ReleaseArtist must be VariousArtists.
- For a VariousArtistsRelease where there is a main artist that delivers a substantial performance, the ReleaseArtist needs to be set to this artist. Generally, this artist is featured prominently on the release sleeve.
- Classical music obey different rules: you should check ClassicalReleaseArtistStyle.
What if absolutely no artist is credited for the release?
This is usually appropriate for discs consisting of bird songs, etc.
Please be aware though, that NoArtist should neither be used as a convenient "drop-zone" when you just don't know who the artist is, nor as a simple replacement for other SpecialPurposeArtist
s, or in place of a FictitiousArtist
But still, somebody made that disc, right (some engineer/producer)?
True, they produced it, or maybe recorded it. You should credit these artists for that role, by the means of the appropriate AdvancedRelationship. That still doesn't make them the ReleaseArtist, and the release should still be filed under no artist.
I have that Release (I lost the sleeve) I don't know who the PrimaryArtist is. What should I do?
Research it (on the web), so you find out the information :-)
I found the sleeve after all, and really, that's a cheesy release without performer information... What should I do?
What about... ?
I have a boxset in which each disc is by a different artist. Should I set the ReleaseArtist to VariousArtists for all discs?
I also have that one cd containing different tracks from two different artists ("A" and "B"), and the cd itself is advertised as from "A & B"...
What about that double-cd published under the title "Some Title", which couples together two releases from two different artists?
Look, that cheesy bootleg I have is credited to artist "A", but everybody knows it's indeed from artist "B"! What should I do?
A single for a TV series that has more than two artists collaborating on the primary tracks
- Abbey Road by the Beatles.
- Greatest Hits III by Queen. Although there are some tracks by Freddie Mercury and Brian May (members of the band Queen) and collaborations from Queen with other artists, this is considered to be a Greatest Hits release for Queen.
- Alles Gute: Die Singles 1982-2002 (disc 1) and (disc 2) is a collection of the singles of Nena - the band and herself. Disc 1 contains a track from a band she was in before and disc 2 contains a track from a collaboration of her and Westbam. Though the whole collection is considered to be a Nena release.
- Heroes of Hardcore: DJ Lady Dana is a DJ-Mix by Lady Dana. Therefore, the ReleaseArtist is set to her.
- Phil Spector's 'Back to Mono' box set and Christmas release which he variously produced, composed, performed, arranged etc. etc. tracks on but doesn't appear as a solo artist on any particular track (link goes to test server).