Style/Specific types of releases/Soundtrack
Soundtrack style should generally follow the normal release guidelines, with the below exceptions.
The name of the show should be enclosed in quotation marks along with a distinguisher if applicable (often the year) and followed by a colon. Then the track name itself should be added (if available), and finally the episode or season where the track was used (if applicable).
“Title of show”: Name of track (Episode or season, if applicable)
- “The Empire Strikes Back”: Imperial March
- “Pushing Daisies”: Main Titles
- “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”: Theme This show has a subtitle, hence the need for quotation marks
- “The Twilight Zone”: Main Title (First Season) This show had different main titles in different seasons
- “Invader Zim”: Zim Saves Earth (Planet Jackers) This work was used in a specific episode
- “Battlestar Galactica (1978)”: Main Title There were two shows entitled “Battlestar Galactica”
In addition, each part of a soundtrack may be linked to a 'complete soundtrack' work with the use of the 'part of' relationship.
- “The Empire Strikes Back”: Imperial March is part of “Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (soundtrack)
- The title should be listed as it appears on the cover. 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.
- 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.