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This guideline applies to cases in which one or more artists are ''featured'' on a track by another artist, but not equally as they would be in a [[rt:75c09861-6857-4ec0-9729-84eefde7fc86|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 “featuring” or “feat.” precedes their name(s).
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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. That is, they are not really considered the "main" artist for the track or release, but they're given credit on the cover or track listing in a manner which elevates their contribution above normal liner note credits. Often, they're listed as “featuring” or “feat.”.
  
 
== Guideline ==
 
== Guideline ==
  
# Fill out the artist credits for the primary artist(s) in the usual manner.
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Featured artists should be added to the artist credit, in the format "Primary Artist feat. X, Y & Z". That's to say, they should follow the primary artist(s), and be separated from them with the join phrase " feat. ". Each featured artist should be separated by a comma, with & before the last. For information on how to do this, see [[How to Use Artist Credits]].
# Add a join phrase of “ feat. ” (note the surrounding spaces).
 
# Add the first featured artist.
 
# Add additional featured artists, each separated by , ” (note the trailing space) and the final one separated by “ & ” (note the surrounding spaces).
 
# Add [[Advanced Relationships|Relationships]] of the appropriate [[:Category:Relationship Class|Relationship Class]] (usually [[:Category:Performance Relationship Class|Performance]]) to link to the featured artist(s’) entries in MusicBrainz.
 
  
The use of artist credits has the advantage that the recording is listed under all credited artists, not just the primary ones. In example three below, this makes the recording appear under all seven artists rather than just the one.
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If the release uses a word different from "featuring" (or an abbreviation of it), e.g. "with", "con" or "avec", use that word as the join phrase instead of " feat. ".
  
==Details==
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== Rationale ==
 
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Using artist credits (instead of listing the featured artist as [[Style/Titles#Extra_title_information|extra title information]]) allows us to show the releases and recordings under all credited artists, not just the primary ones.  
* 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 [[:Category:Compilation Relationship Class|Compilation Relationship Class]], [[:Category:Composition Relationship Class|Composition Relationship Class]], [[:Category:Production Relationship Class|Production Relationship Class]], [[:Category:Remix Relationship Class|Remix Relationship Class]]. Note that composers, remixers, compilers and songwriters can also be the main artists of a release; if they are, just enter them as such.''
 
* Featured artists credited on the packaging using a word other than "featuring" (or an abbreviation of it) should not be standardized and should be entered as is. This goes for "with" and foreign equivalents of the word.
 
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
  
The following examples show how to turn a track/artist pair into a track name and artist credit.
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# "[[artist:73e5e69d-3554-40d8-8516-00cb38737a1c|Rihanna]] feat. [[artist:f82bcf78-5b69-4622-a5ef-73800768d9ac|Jay‐Z]]" is the artist credit for [[recording:124eda51-0acd-4533-9020-7490b5ce95ba|Umbrella]].
 
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# "[[artist:79239441-bfd5-4981-a70c-55c3f15c1287|Madonna]] feat. [[artist:1036b808-f58c-4a3e-b461-a2c4492ecf1b|Nicki Minaj]] & [[artist:7cf0ea9d-86b9-4dad-ba9e-2355a64899ea|M.I.A.]]" is the artist credit for [[release:37df7664-0924-4594-8d07-9d48fa47ced0|Give Me All Your Luvin']].
# Recording: [[Recording:0b4b1b0c-e057-4d8d-9a47-12a97ff6fb3d|“Umbrella” by Rihanna featuring Jay‐Z]] is credited to [[Artist:73e5e69d-3554-40d8-8516-00cb38737a1c|Rihanna]] feat. [[Artist:f82bcf78-5b69-4622-a5ef-73800768d9ac|Jay‐Z]] as follows:<br />[[Image:featured_artists_example_1.png]]
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# "[[artist:9e2990ab-4d3d-4fb5-bd9b-1252440f043a|Tinchy Stryder]] feat. [[artist:bb7dd5d7-95e6-46a0-9692-cb99134995b6|Giggs]], [[artist:7684f1ee-2154-475f-b05d-608c91a0e3e9|Professor Green]], [[artist:3cce3d37-d44f-46a2-b1e3-cd7247d5015c|Tinie Tempah]], [[artist:a2006708-8bc2-41bc-a9e9-72d14d7ce850|Devlin]], [[artist:ddeb3502-8693-4619-b41d-263105f84477|Example]] & [[artist:54266e9c-7098-48ea-bb70-e25fdfa14227|Chipmunk]]" is the artist credit for [[recording:b040d89e-190f-47a0-af7f-20534101056c|Game Over]].
# Recording: [[Recording:8a10687c-f2b0-45f1-83c5-f0f9048445d4|“4 Minutes” by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland]] is credited to [[Artist:79239441-bfd5-4981-a70c-55c3f15c1287|Madonna]] feat. [[Artist:596ffa74-3d08-44ef-b113-765d43d12738|Justin Timberlake]] & [[Artist:daa09819-5da5-4c7a-8bef-eb372bb27ff1|Timbaland]] as follows:<br />[[Image:featured_artists_example_2.png]]
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#*The cover for this release has "featuring" which we shorten it to "feat".
# Recording: [[Recording:b040d89e-190f-47a0-af7f-20534101056c|“Game Over” by Tinchy Stryder featuring Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example & Chipmunk]] is credited to [[Artist:9e2990ab-4d3d-4fb5-bd9b-1252440f043a|Tinchy Stryder]] feat. [[Artist:bb7dd5d7-95e6-46a0-9692-cb99134995b6|Giggs]], [[Artist:7684f1ee-2154-475f-b05d-608c91a0e3e9|Professor Green]], [[Artist:3cce3d37-d44f-46a2-b1e3-cd7247d5015c|Tinie Tempah]], [[Artist:a2006708-8bc2-41bc-a9e9-72d14d7ce850|Devlin]], [[Artist:ddeb3502-8693-4619-b41d-263105f84477|Example]] & [[Artist:54266e9c-7098-48ea-bb70-e25fdfa14227|Chipmunk]] as follows:<br />[[Image:featured_artists_example_3.png]]
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# "[[artist:6ec73176-6ea6-49d3-87e8-35b5fe6813f5|Promoe]] med [[artist:541ebc51-8d70-4d9f-9950-b702cec3c68d|Afasi]]" is the artist credit for [[recording:8e236347-61d6-4e11-9980-52f4cc6b905f|Inflation]].
# Recording: [[Recording:8e236347-61d6-4e11-9980-52f4cc6b905f|“Inflation” by Promoe with Afasi]] is credited to [[Artist:6ec73176-6ea6-49d3-87e8-35b5fe6813f5|Promoe]] med [[Artist:541ebc51-8d70-4d9f-9950-b702cec3c68d|Afasi]] as according to the packaging.
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#*Since "med" is not a variation of "feat.", we just use what the release says.
# The [[ReleaseGroup:735f045f-55b7-3e3d-ae56-c27dea6a81c8|release group for “Umbrella”]] is credited in the same way as the recording in example 1.
 
# The [[ReleaseGroup:dd9306e6-da8b-3be4-9e5b-e7eb83a5071a|release group for “4 Minutes”]] is credited in the same way as the recording in example 2.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 13:30, 16 January 2015

Status: This is an official style guideline.

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. That is, they are not really considered the "main" artist for the track or release, but they're given credit on the cover or track listing in a manner which elevates their contribution above normal liner note credits. Often, they're listed as “featuring” or “feat.”.

Guideline

Featured artists should be added to the artist credit, in the format "Primary Artist feat. X, Y & Z". That's to say, they should follow the primary artist(s), and be separated from them with the join phrase " feat. ". Each featured artist should be separated by a comma, with & before the last. For information on how to do this, see How to Use Artist Credits.

If the release uses a word different from "featuring" (or an abbreviation of it), e.g. "with", "con" or "avec", use that word as the join phrase instead of " feat. ".

Rationale

Using artist credits (instead of listing the featured artist as extra title information) allows us to show the releases and recordings under all credited artists, not just the primary ones.

Examples

  1. "Rihanna feat. Jay‐Z" is the artist credit for Umbrella.
  2. "Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A." is the artist credit for Give Me All Your Luvin'.
  3. "Tinchy Stryder feat. Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example & Chipmunk" is the artist credit for Game Over.
    • The cover for this release has "featuring" which we shorten it to "feat".
  4. "Promoe med Afasi" is the artist credit for Inflation.
    • Since "med" is not a variation of "feat.", we just use what the release says.
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