Style/Specific types of releases/Theatre

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Alert.png Status: This is a ProposedStyleGuideline, it is not official and shouldn't be used as such. See SoundtrackStyle.

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).

Basic Guidelines

  • The ReleaseArtist should be the composer, not the performer(s).
    • Where performer information is available, it should be indicated using AdvancedRelationships.
      • Except in the case of FictitiousArtists, the actual performers should be used, not the characters
  • The ReleaseTitle is just the title of the musical. The title should exclude secondary information such as "Original Soundtrack", "Music from," etc. except that
    • Performance cast (with year) may be used if required to distinguish the release from other versions of the soundtrack, for example Carousel (1956 Film Cast).



In cases where the composer and lyricist collaborated on a number of musicals, and are generally well-known, it would probably make sense to use a collaboration artist (e.g. "Rogers & Hart") rather than the composer alone. @alex

OperaTrackStyle has a way to represent character information for songs. Would it be appropriate to include such information in track titles for musical soundtracks? @alex