User:LordSputnik/Proposals/Recording Title

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



Proposal number: RFC-STYLE-230
Champion: LordSputnik
Current status: RFC
[[1] Initial Discussion]


JIRA ticket http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/STYLE-230

To replace http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Style/Recording#Title:

Title

The recording title should generally be based on the titles of tracks using that recording.

If the recording has tracks from official albums, choose the most common title from official tracks as the basis for the recording title. Otherwise, choose the most common track title. For standalone recordings, the title should be based on the title given by the original source.

Any extra title information in the chosen title should be kept with the recording. ETI which is a named version of the song (e.g. a named remix, mix or edit), should be included in the recording title, but all other ETI should be moved to the disambiguation comment of the recording.

See the title guidelines for general information about titles.

Examples

  • The majority of the official tracks using …Baby One More Time are called "…Baby One More Time", so the recording title should be …Baby One More Time and not "Baby One More Time" or "…Baby One More Time (radio version)".
  • Mailman, Bring Me More Blues is actually the song "Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues", but because the only track using it is on a Bootleg release, that track title should be used as the recording title.