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In a number of situations, it was convenient to create "phony" [[label]] entries in the database, to deal with some special cases.  
 
In a number of situations, it was convenient to create "phony" [[label]] entries in the database, to deal with some special cases.  
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Special purpose labels are similar in intent and functioning to [[Special Purpose Artist|special purpose artists]].
 
Special purpose labels are similar in intent and functioning to [[Special Purpose Artist|special purpose artists]].
  
Please note that you '''shouldn't create new special purpose labels all by yourself''' without prior discussion about it with other editors, usually on the style [[Mailing List|mailing list]].  
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Please note that you '''shouldn't create new special purpose labels all by yourself''' without prior discussion about it with other editors in the [https://community.metabrainz.org/ forums].  
  
 
==List by case use==
 
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===Special cases===
 
===Special cases===
  
* '''[no label]''': [[WikiPedia:White_label|White labels]], auto-releases and other "no label" releases (usually bootlegs) should all be stored under the [[Label:157afde4-4bf5-4039-8ad2-5a15acc85176|[no label]]] entry in the database.  
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* [[Label:157afde4-4bf5-4039-8ad2-5a15acc85176|[no label]]]: [[WikiPedia:White_label|White labels]], self-published releases and other "no label" releases (usually bootlegs) should all be stored under this entry in the database.  
* '''[unknown]''': The [[Label:46caaa9e-3e26-49b5-827c-64ccc73c1b07|[unknown]]] label is one of these things we just can't prevent from appearing... At least acknowledging it exists helps us steering on it (via [[Label Subscription|label subscriptions]]). Please note that you '''mustn't''' use this label. If you don't know what the label is for a given release, just leave the label entry blank in the release event.  
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* [[Label:46caaa9e-3e26-49b5-827c-64ccc73c1b07|[unknown]]]: This label is one that we can't prevent from appearing in the database, at least acknowledging its existence helps us steer it (via [[Label Subscription|label subscriptions]]). Please note that you '''mustn't''' use this label. If you don't know what the label is for a given release, just leave the label entry blank in the release event.
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* [[Label:02442aba-cf00-445c-877e-f0eaa504d8c2|MusicBrainz Test Label]]: This test label is for internal use only and should never be used. Please do not attempt to "clean up" this label.
  
 
===Informal special cases===
 
===Informal special cases===
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===About auto-releases (or self-releases)===
 
===About auto-releases (or self-releases)===
  
In some (somewhat rare) cases there is an imprint on the release (possibly the artist wants to give his "label" an identity). You may use that instead of [no label].  
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In some (somewhat rare) cases there is an imprint on the release (possibly the artist wants to give his "label" an identity). You may use that instead of [no label].
  
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Latest revision as of 11:27, 1 December 2018

Status: This is an official style guideline.

In a number of situations, it was convenient to create "phony" label entries in the database, to deal with some special cases.

Special purpose labels are similar in intent and functioning to special purpose artists.

Please note that you shouldn't create new special purpose labels all by yourself without prior discussion about it with other editors in the forums.

List by case use

Special cases

  • [no label]: White labels, self-published releases and other "no label" releases (usually bootlegs) should all be stored under this entry in the database.
  • [unknown]: This label is one that we can't prevent from appearing in the database, at least acknowledging its existence helps us steer it (via label subscriptions). Please note that you mustn't use this label. If you don't know what the label is for a given release, just leave the label entry blank in the release event.
  • MusicBrainz Test Label: This test label is for internal use only and should never be used. Please do not attempt to "clean up" this label.

Informal special cases

There are no informal cases at that time.

Incorrect collection labels

There are no incorrect collection listed at that time.

Advanced information

About white-labels

Note that in a number of cases white labels releases are actually possible to track down to a proper label (either from information engraved in the vinyl, or from third party sources). While such research is not expected from casual editors, and while it's perfectly legit to add such releases to [no label], editors willing to go further can certainly use the proper label instead, if any.

About auto-releases (or self-releases)

In some (somewhat rare) cases there is an imprint on the release (possibly the artist wants to give his "label" an identity). You may use that instead of [no label].


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