User:Reosarevok/Titles/Extra title information

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Status: This is an official style guideline.

Additional information on a release or track that is not part of its main title, but required to make it distinguishable from different releases or tracks with the same main title (e.g. track version), must be entered in parentheses after the main title.

If a release includes a designation such as EP or E.P., 7", CD, LP, single, etc. as part of its title, we consider that part of the main title, so it should not be removed, and should also not be put in parentheses.

This extra title information (ETI) must be put in lower case, except for those cases where it represents a proper name (i.e. the titles of a (re)mix, the names of places or persons, etc.).

Note, that this does not apply to sub‐titles, as explained in the subtitles guidelines, since they are handled as parts of the main title.


For the guidelines that apply to OverClocked ReMix tracks, see OC ReMix series.

(Re)mix and version information of a song represented by a track must be entered in parentheses after the track’s main title. The title of the mix/version and other proper names are formatted according to the appropriate language's guidelines, the other parts of this extra information must be put in sentence case.


  • Situations Like These (album version)
  • Blue (extended mix)
  • Talking All That Jazz (Torti’s Old School Mix of Edits dub)
  • Bear Witness (Automator’s 2 Turntables and a Razor Blade re‐edit)
  • Disciple (demo)

Other Relevant Guidelines

The rules above may lead to the same track (identical, not a version) having different names on different releases. For example, a song may be released with the name “Song Name” on an album. Then (or before) a single may be released, containing a single‐specific version of the song, titled just “Song Name” on the tracklist, together with the version from the album, titled “Song Name (album version)”. This isn't a problem, just make sure both tracks share the same recording.

It is also a very good idea to use works to link the other versions (sometimes you will also want to link them as a remix). Generally, two different versions of the same song will be linked to the same work for the song.

Title Style
Special Cases/Misc.