Difference between revisions of "Style/Recording"

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{{official ngs style}}
 
{{official ngs style}}
  
= Title =
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== Title ==
  
 
See the [[User:kuno/Style/Recording_and_release_group_titles|guidelines for recording and release group titles]] for how to enter the recording's title.
 
See the [[User:kuno/Style/Recording_and_release_group_titles|guidelines for recording and release group titles]] for how to enter the recording's title.
  
= Artist =
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== Artist ==
  
 
The artist should usually be the same as the first release of the recording.
 
The artist should usually be the same as the first release of the recording.
  
= What should and shouldn't be merged together? =
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== What should and shouldn't be merged together? ==
  
 
A recording is intended to represent unique audio. This means you:
 
A recording is intended to represent unique audio. This means you:
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* shouldn't merge recordings which have conflicting relationships.
 
* shouldn't merge recordings which have conflicting relationships.
  
== ISRCs ==
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=== ISRCs ===
  
 
An ISRC should, in theory, correspond to a single recording in MusicBrainz and a recording should correspond to a single ISRC. However, in practice, mistakes are sometimes made. In such cases, annotations are recommended.
 
An ISRC should, in theory, correspond to a single recording in MusicBrainz and a recording should correspond to a single ISRC. However, in practice, mistakes are sometimes made. In such cases, annotations are recommended.

Revision as of 09:30, 14 May 2011

Status: This is an official style guideline.

Title

See the guidelines for recording and release group titles for how to enter the recording's title.

Artist

The artist should usually be the same as the first release of the recording.

What should and shouldn't be merged together?

A recording is intended to represent unique audio. This means you:

  • should normally merge recordings with the same ISRC.
  • should normally not merge recordings with different ISRCs.
  • shouldn't merge different performances (which includes re-recordings, live versions and versions with different lyrics)
  • shouldn't merge different recordings of a performance (e.g. a live bootleg recorded by multiple people)
  • shouldn't merge different edits, mixes or remixes of a performance.
  • shouldn't merge recordings which have conflicting relationships.

ISRCs

An ISRC should, in theory, correspond to a single recording in MusicBrainz and a recording should correspond to a single ISRC. However, in practice, mistakes are sometimes made. In such cases, annotations are recommended.