Move Release Edit

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Move Release (to another Artist)

This EditType moves a release licon.png to another artist.

How to do it

  • The Move link below the release's name on a release page (or other pages where release details are displayed) takes you to a page where you search for another artist. Select the target artist from the search results, or enter details for a new artist and click on the Add Artist button.



  • Before moving a release to another artist, consider the possibility that there are duplicate entries for the release already listed under the target artist. You may wish to merge the releases instead, using a MergeReleasesEdit.
  • If all the releases by an artist need to be moved, it is simpler to just merge the artists using a MergeArtistsEdit. If the side-effect creation of an artist alias is not desirable, mention that in the MergeArtistsEdit EditNote.


  • Classical releases follow the ClassicalStyleGuide; these guidelines put performer information in the release title, and use the composer as the Artist for the release. If a release is moved from performer to composer, check the Release mods link for a corresponding EditReleaseNameEdit and vote for that as well.
  • Links to discographies and/or the MusicBrainz links to Amazon info or cover art can be useful for verifying the correct artist for the release.


If a new artist was specified as the target for the move, it will be created when the MoveReleaseEdit is applied.

If a release is moved to the special artist Various Artists it will be implicitly converted to a VariousArtistsRelease.


A MoveReleaseEdit will fail due to a FailedPrerequisite if another MoveReleaseEdit moves the release to a different artist, or if the release is deleted by a RemoveReleaseEdit or a RemoveReleasesEdit.

It is unknown if a MoveReleaseEdit will fail due to a FailedPrerequisite if the release is merged into another release by a MergeReleasesEdit.


None known. It is unknown if a MoveReleaseEdit will fail due to a FailedDependency if the target artist is removed by a RemoveArtistEdit (or a failed AddArtistEdit).

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Authors: @alex