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==Basic Guidelines==
 
==Basic Guidelines==
 
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* The [[Release Type|release type]] should be '''Soundtrack'''.
* '''The [[Release Artist|ReleaseArtist]] should be the composer''', not the performer(s).  
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* The release, release group, and track [[Artist|artist]] should be the composer, '''not''' the performer(s), lyricists, or librettists.  
** Where performer information is available, it should be indicated using [[Advanced Relationships|AdvancedRelationships]].  
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** Performer(s), lyricist(s), and/or librettist(s) should be indicated using [[Advanced Relationships|advanced relationships]].  
*** Except in the case of [[Fictitious Artist|FictitiousArtist]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s, the actual performers should be used, not the characters
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* '''The [[Release Title|release title]] '''should exclude''' secondary information such as "Original Soundtrack", "Music from," etc., except that:
 
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** The performance cast (with year) '''should be used ''' in the [[Release Title|release title]] to distinguish the release from other versions of the soundtrack.
* '''The [[Release Title|ReleaseTitle]] is just the title of the musical'''.  The title should '''exclude secondary information''' such as "Original Soundtrack", "Music from," etc. '''except that'''
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**: Example: [[Release:5cdde27c-1b6e-4883-998c-6b4d743b9321|Carousel (1956 Film Cast)]]
** Performance cast (with year) may be used '''if required to distinguish the release from other versions of the soundtrack''', for example [http://musicbrainz.org/release/5cdde27c-1b6e-4883-998c-6b4d743b9321.html Carousel (1956 Film Cast)].  
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** ''Caution:'' Guess Case lowercases the word "original" within parenthesis. Make sure that the capitalization in the release title is correct:
 
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:: Correct: &nbsp;&nbsp;[[Release:845c24e0-34a9-4bf3-aaa3-c7669777ead7.html|Allegro (1947 Original Broadway Cast)]]
* The [[Release Attribute|ReleaseAttribute]] should be '''Soundtrack'''.
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:: Incorrect: Allegro (1947 original Broadway Cast)
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
  
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Proposed Style]]
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Proposed Style]]

Revision as of 01:23, 31 May 2010


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



Proposal number: RFC-28
Champion: BrianFreud
Current status: In development


Trac ticket # 2146

These ProposedStyleGuidelines apply to soundtracks for musical theater or films. These are works where songs are performed by the actors as part of the work (but not operas, which are covered by ClassicalStyleGuide and OperaTrackStyle, nor live (non-theatrical) performances by musical groups). See also SoundtrackStyle and SoundtrackTitleStyle (which apply mostly to film and video game soundtracks, but do overlap this).

Basic Guidelines

  • The release type should be Soundtrack.
  • The release, release group, and track artist should be the composer, not the performer(s), lyricists, or librettists.
  • The release title should exclude secondary information such as "Original Soundtrack", "Music from," etc., except that:
    • The performance cast (with year) should be used in the release title to distinguish the release from other versions of the soundtrack.
      Example: Carousel (1956 Film Cast)
    • Caution: Guess Case lowercases the word "original" within parenthesis. Make sure that the capitalization in the release title is correct:
Correct:   Allegro (1947 Original Broadway Cast)
Incorrect: Allegro (1947 original Broadway Cast)

Examples