Style/Specific types of releases/Soundtrack
Soundtrack style should generally follow the normal release guidelines, with the below exceptions.
The title should be just the basic name of the track.
The name of the show or film should be placed in the disambiguation comment along with an additional distinguisher if applicable (often the year). If the work has a specific role (e.g. “Love Theme”), it should be included after the show title. If the work was used in a specific episode of a TV series, the episode name may be included as well, enclosed in quotation marks.
Examples (disambiguation in link, italics):
- Main Titles (Pushing Daisies)
- Boss of Me (Malcolm in the Middle, theme)
- Imperial March (Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader’s Theme) This track has an alternate name
- Can You Read My Mind? (Superman: The Movie, Love Theme) This track has a description
- Main Title (The Twilight Zone, First Season) This show had different main title tracks in different seasons
- ZIM Saves Earth (Invader Zim, “Planet Jackers”) This work was used in a specific episode
- Main Title (Battlestar Galactica, 1978) There was more than one show entitled “Battlestar Galactica”
In addition, each part of a soundtrack may be linked to one or more 'complete soundtrack' works with the use of the 'part of' relationship.
- Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) (Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is part of Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (soundtrack)
- Secondary information such as “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, “Music from or Inspired by” or “OST” may be removed, as long as it would not create confusion with another release.
- Example: Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: Colonna Sonora Originale Italiana “Colonna Sonora Originale Italiana” (Original Italian soundtrack) must be retained in order to distinguish from other versions.
- The title should be listed as it appears on the cover.
- If the cover lists specific artists for each track, the listed artist should be placed in the Artist Credit field. If there is a credit for the entire release that applies to all tracks, use that. If there is no credit information available, use the composer for each track instead. If the composer is unknown, use [unknown].
- Alien - Jerry Goldsmith
- Pops in Space - John Williams & the Boston Pops Compilation, but one artist credit covers the entire release
- Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection - VA Compilation. Many tracks do not include credits, necessitating the use of composer. Also includes two recordings of the same work, one a traditional soundtrack and the other a pop version, credited accordingly.
- Use the same format as the work, above.
- The Recording Artist field should contain the most important performers who appear on that specific recording, but it is acceptable that newly-created recordings have their artist information derived from a tracklist. Use a comma between multiple artists.