Style/Specific types of releases/Soundtrack

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Status: This page describes an active style guideline proposal and is not official.

Proposal number: RFC-STYLE-101
Champion: Hawke
Current status: RFC

JIRA ticket


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):

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.



Follow normal title guidelines.


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 main credit for the entire release, use that. If the credits contain both composers and performers, begin with the composers. 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.

Release Group

Film scores (which showcase the background music of a film/show) should not be merged with pop soundtracks (albums of pop songs heard in whole or part in the background of a film/show).


Alternate-language releases in which each release contains new recordings for its language should each be in separate release groups.



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.
Title Style
Special Cases/Misc.