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#REDIRECT [[Style/Principle/Error correction and artist intent]]
As a general rule, MusicBrainz editors should correct spelling and punctuation and, to a lesser extent, grammar errors in [[Artist_Name|artists' names]], as well as the [[Style/Titles|titles]] of [[Work|works,]] [[Recording|recordings,]] [[Track|tracks]] and [[Release|releases]]. However, this rule does '''not''' apply if it can be shown that an [[Artist|artist]] intentionally used unorthodox spelling, punctuation or grammar.
==Error Correction==
There are many cases of record companies incorrectly reproducing titles or even artist names, or breaking generally accepted rules of usage for stylistic purposes. In such cases it often makes sense to fix errors and standardize irregularities, valuing correct spelling, punctuation and grammar over faithfulness to the printed release cover.
* [http://musicbrainz.org/release/5c7a551d-172f-41cc-8c45-001fe4c2a8df "State of Mind"] by [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/b847e9d2-c931-4daf-900c-42c7b2c42e16 Front Line Assembly] (artist name misspelled on cover and CD)
* [http://musicbrainz.org/release/d6213baf-e959-4817-9fa2-3ce97f131678 "The Beatles"] (inconsistent capitalization of track titles on gatefold interior)
* [http://musicbrainz.org/release/15ff481d-0857-46d3-94ce-eee09c36f4bc "EPs 1988-1991"] by [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/8ca01f46-53ac-4af2-8516-55a909c0905e My Bloody Valentine] (incorrect apostrophe in release title on spine)
==Artist Intent==
Artists sometimes choose to present names and titles in ways that deliberately contradict the rules of the language they're in (e.g. unorthodox spellings) and/or the MusicBrainz [[Style|Style Guidelines.]]  To describe the way we handle such choices, we use the term "artist intent." The general idea is that if an artist intended something to be written in a special way, then MusicBrainz should follow that intent.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find out what an artist intended. If you want to claim that some deviation from the Style Guidelines should be considered artist intent, the burden of proof lies on you. A seeming error may be considered evidence of artist intent if it is consistently found on all of an artist's official releases.  The best evidence would be a statement of intent by the artist (e.g. edit [http://musicbrainz.org/show/edit/?editid=6892422 6892422]).
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/5579a23d-c411-4930-987d-ff89d77c1c12.html 2raumwohnung,] [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/7364dea6-ca9a-48e3-be01-b44ad0d19897.html a‐ha] and [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/675c1c5e-5625-4a5e-97a2-b02aab5db2fc.html k.d. lang] (artist names in all lowercase)
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/eeb1195b-f213-4ce1-b28c-8565211f8e43 Guns N' Roses] (artist name spelled with N' instead of 'n')
* [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/f5248869-2609-43db-8234-3065e11f1e1a.html locomotor ataxia] (all lowercase for artist name, release titles and track titles)
* [http://www.musicbrainz.org/album/92b36219-760b-4f32-94f7-4e323e6d431d.html eMOTIVe] (unusual capitalization of release title)
* [http://musicbrainz.org/work/6b275557-c755-4bed-8735-70dff76a03a1 "Use ta Be My Girl"] and [http://musicbrainz.org/work/4387e237-03c5-3d59-a602-0ba90d41f900 "Yer Blues"] (unorthodox spellings in work titles)
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