Style/Specific types of releases

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Status: This is an official style guideline.


There are currently no specific official guidelines for soundtracks.


The release name and track names for a release should be entered as shown on the release, following the guidelines for release and track titles.

Release groups, recordings and works should be named following the classical style guidelines. An updated version of the classical style guidelines is in the works but is not yet finished. If you would like to help, please join the style council.

For opera, see the opera guidelines for recording titles.

Musical theatre

See the guidelines for musical theatre.


If a recording is a mash-up of two (or more) recordings the artist should be set to the mash-up artist. Put the two "versus" artist titles into the recording name like so: "Track Title (Artist A vs. Artist B)".

Note that this only applies to the recording, the associated track(s) should be credited as they appear on the release.

Live recordings

For live recordings, enter the song name as the recording title and "live" as the recording comment. If the date and/or location is known, this should also be added to the comment following the same format as used on live bootlegs.

  1. Train in Vain (live, 1998-12-14: Telewest Arena, Newcastle, UK)
  2. Wake Up (live, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  3. The Dance (live, 2002)
  4. Candle in the Wind (single edit) (live)

Live bootlegs

If a live bootleg has a proper title, enter the release title as it is on the release and follow the guidelines for live bootlegs for the release group title. If a live bootleg doesn't have a proper title, follow those guidelines for both the release title and release group title.


There are currently no specific official guidelines for audiobooks.


There are currently no specific official guidelines for podcasts.