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=Definition of all parts of a release title=
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In [[MusicBrainz Terminology|MusicBrainzTerminology]], the release title is the entire text string representing the name of a [[Release]]. It is stored in the release title field.
This page deals with (a) the definition of different parts of ReleaseTitle<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s and (b) the ordering of these parts.
These instructions stretch to apply to any [[Musical Genre|MusicalGenre]]. See also the genre-specific variations: [[Classical Release Title Style|ClassicalReleaseTitleStyle]] for [[Classical Music|ClassicalMusic]], etc.
* '''[[Main Title|MainTitle]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This is the major part of an ReleaseTitle, and is the main reference when talking about a work or a person. For example, in the title "'''''100% Hits''': The Best of 1998 (disc 1)''", the bold part is the [[Main Title|MainTitle]].
* '''[[Subtitle|SubTitle]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This is a secondary part of an ReleaseTitle, usually containing extra information relevant to an release, or sometimes a second name or an extension of the [[Main Title|MainTitle]]. Using the previous example, "''100% Hits: '''The Best of 1998''' (disc 1)''" (the bold part is the [[Subtitle|SubTitle]]). Another example would be "''Blood on the Dance Floor''': HIStory in the Mix'''''".
* '''[[Volume Number|VolumeNumber]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This is a special part of the title that defines where this release fits into a series of releases. Usually it takes the form "Volume x", but there may be other distinguishers used. For example "''Greatest Hits of 1993''', Volume 3'''''" or ''New Wave''', Number 1'''''.
* '''[[Volume Title|VolumeTitle]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Sometimes a volume of a series has a title itself. A [[Volume Title|VolumeTitle]] is only allowed when the ReleaseTitle includes a [[Volume Number|VolumeNumber]]. An example is "''Cornology, Volume 1''': The Intro'''''" by "The Bonzo Dog Band".
* '''[[Box Number|BoxNumber]]''': 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This defines where this disc fits in a multi-box [[Box Set|BoxSet]]. Releases with a [[Box Number|BoxNumber]] also have a [[Disc Number|DiscNumber]] (see below). The form for this is "'''''(box w, disc x)'''''" or, for discs with a [[Disc Title|DiscTitle]], "'''''(box w, disc x''': Disc Name''')'''''". See also [[Box Set Name Style|BoxSetNameStyle]] and [[Multi-Disc Release|MultiDiscRelease]].
* '''[[Box Title|BoxTitle]]''': 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This defines titles that are applicable to one box of a multi-box [[Box Set|BoxSet]] only, for example '''"''Box_Set_Title'' (box 2: ''Box_Title'', disc 1)"''' and '''"''Box_Set_Title'' (box 1: ''Box_Title'', disc 3: ''Album_Title'')"'''.
* '''[[Disc Number|DiscNumber]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This defines where this disc fits in a [[Multi-Disc Release|MultiDiscRelease]] or [[Box Set|BoxSet]]. The form for this is "'''''(disc x)'''''", or, for discs with a [[Disc Title|DiscTitle]], "'''''(disc x''': Disc Name''')'''''". If a disc is a [[Bonus Disc|BonusDisc]], use "'''''(bonus disc)'''''". See also [[Box Set Name Style|BoxSetNameStyle]] and [[Multi-Disc Release|MultiDiscRelease]].
* '''[[Disc Title|DiscTitle]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This defines titles that are applicable to one disc of a [[Multi-Disc Release|MultiDiscRelease]] only, for example "''To Venus and Back (disc 1''': Orbiting''')''" and "''To Venus and Back (disc 2''': Live, Still Orbiting''')''" by "Tori Amos".
* '''[[Featuring Artist|FeaturingArtist]]''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">[[Featuring Artist|FeaturingArtist]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s are added to the ReleaseTitle as follows: example: "''Entrance to Exit '''(feat. Schizophrenia)'''''". [[Classical Release Title Style|ClassicalReleaseTitleStyle]] has more detailed guidance, because [[Featured Artist|FeaturedArtist]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s are important to distinguishing different recordings of the same [[Musical Work|MusicalWork]], e.g. "'''''(feat. cello: Yo-Yo Ma)'''''".
* '''Other information''':
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">All information not captured by the parts described above must be added to the [[Release Annotation|ReleaseAnnotation]]. For example, if the title on purpose does not follow the [[Capitalization Standard|CapitalizationStandard]] or if it is a remaster, add this to the annotation. Also, the old way of indicating a mix artist for an release by appending ''(Mixed by Artist Name)'' to the ReleaseTitle is not correct any more. This now must be done by adding a [[Mix-DJ Relationship Type|MixDJRelationshipType]].
The order of the parts of an ReleaseTitle is:
* [[Main Title|MainTitle]] <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Subtitle|SubTitle]]<nowiki>(s)]</nowiki> <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Volume Number|VolumeNumber]] <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Volume Title|VolumeTitle]]]] <nowiki>[[</nowiki>[[Box Number|BoxNumber]] <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Box Title|BoxTitle]]<nowiki>]]</nowiki> [[Disc Number|DiscNumber]] <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Disc Title|DiscTitle]]<nowiki>]]</nowiki> <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Featuring Artist|FeaturingArtist]]<nowiki>]</nowiki>
Parts between '[' and ']' indicate not all ReleaseTitle<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s have them, but if they do, they must be added.
Note that for multiple releases on one disc [[Multiple Title Style|MultipleTitleStyle]] applies.
* "''Abbey Road''"
* "''Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (disc 2: The Sober Years)''"
* "''Boom Boom (bonus disc)''"
* "''Live at the Gorge 05/06 (box 2: 2006-07-22, disc 2)''"
* [[Multiple Title Style|MultipleTitleStyle]] example: "''Surfer Rosa / Come on Pilgrim''"
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