User:Symphonick/csg release title

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

Proposal number: RFC-CSG Release/RG Title
Champion: symphonick
Current status: RFC
Initial Discussion RFC

JIRA ticket


For releases of physical media, the release artist will be sourced from the front cover. When a physical cover is not available, find the featured composers and artists at a reliable online source. For digital media, use the label's page or other official source. Avoid using information from resellers.

Release Title

Titled releases

No difference from other Release Titles in MusicBrainz.

Single work releases

Use the title as printed and apply correct capitalisation and punctuation as stated in the language guidelines. Note that quotes in English should be in sentence style.

A list of works

Use the works as credited and separate them with a slash.

Title and a list of works

If a release contains both a title and a list of works it is recommended that only the title is used.

A list of works by different composers

For every work, add the composer as credited. Separate the composer from the work with a colon.

Multi-language titles

The release title and tracklist should match, if possible.

  • Don't add your own translation unless you are entering a pseudo-release.

A list of composers

In rare cases there are no credited works, only composers. Separate composers with a slash.

Release Group Title

Classical releases are often multilingual, and the standard guidelines for selecting a Release Group title in MusicBrainz may not work. See if one language is highlighted: bold typeface, bigger letters or similar.


Italian Opera Arias
The 5 Cello Sonatas
String Quartets
Great Violinists - Heifetz
The last Night of the Proms
Symphony No. 14, Op. 135
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd
Saint-Saëns' Sonata and other French Music
Sinfonietta Giocosa / Toccata e Due Canzoni / Sinfonietta La Jolla
Magnificat, BWV 243 / Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82
Concertos pour 1 & 2 violons / Concerto pour violon & hautbois
Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky
The Complete Organ Music Volume 7
Ravel: Introduction and allegro / Debussy: Danses Sacrée et profane / Music by Roger-Ducasse & Grandjany
Brahms: Fest- und Gedenksprüche / Brahms: Drei Motetten / Strauss: Zwei Gesänge
Violin Concerto s/b English tracktitles, probably
Saint-Saëns / Ravel / Martin