Difference between revisions of "Style/Artist Credits/Featured artists"

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This guideline applies to cases in which one or more artists are ''featured'' on a track or release by another artist, but not equally as they would be in a [[Collaboration Relationship Type|collaboration]]. That is, they are given credit on the cover or track listing of a release by another artist in a manner which elevates their contribution above normal liner note credits. Often, the word "featured", "feat." or "featuring" proceeds their name(s).  
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This guideline applies to cases in which one or more artists are ''featured'' on a recording or release group by another artist, but not equally as they would be in a [[Collaboration Relationship Type|collaboration]]. That is, they are given credit on the cover or track listing of a release by another artist in a manner which elevates their contribution above normal liner note credits. Often, the word "featured", "feat." or "featuring" proceeds their name(s).  
  
 
== Guideline ==
 
== Guideline ==
  
# File the track/release under the normal primary artist.  
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# File the recording / release group under the normal primary artist.  
 
# Append the name of the secondary artist(s) to the [[Track Title]]/[[Release Title]] as follows:  
 
# Append the name of the secondary artist(s) to the [[Track Title]]/[[Release Title]] as follows:  
 
#* "''Put Your Lights On (feat. Everlast)''"
 
#* "''Put Your Lights On (feat. Everlast)''"

Revision as of 09:23, 17 July 2011

Status: This is an official style guideline.

This guideline applies to cases in which one or more artists are featured on a recording or release group by another artist, but not equally as they would be in a collaboration. That is, they are given credit on the cover or track listing of a release by another artist in a manner which elevates their contribution above normal liner note credits. Often, the word "featured", "feat." or "featuring" proceeds their name(s).

Guideline

  1. File the recording / release group under the normal primary artist.
  2. Append the name of the secondary artist(s) to the Track Title/Release Title as follows:
    • "Put Your Lights On (feat. Everlast)"
  3. Add Relationships of the appropriate Relationship Class (usually Performance) to link to the featured artist(s') entries in MusicBrainz.


Details

  • The TrackArtist/ReleaseArtist is the main artist a track/release is credited to. This means, the artist mentioned on the release cover (in most cases the front cover), package or any other labelled package like entity that describes the release (e.g. release page for online releases).
  • Featured artists tend to be performers, but they can also be contributors to the technical production process (mixers, producers, record engineers, etc.), remixers and others. The different roles are explained in Compilation Relationship Class, Composition Relationship Class, Production Relationship Class, Remix Relationship Class. Note, that composers are often the main artists of classical releases (see ClassicalStyleGuide) and remixers or compilers can also be main artists if they fit into 1.
  • If a track features both "Foo" and "Bar", it should be entered as "... (feat. Foo & Bar)". For more than two: "... (feat. Foo, Bar, Baz ... & Quux)".