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Where the release is digital, favour the title provided directly by the artist or label where possible.
 
Where the release is digital, favour the title provided directly by the artist or label where possible.
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==Sources==
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For releases of physical media, the Release Title will be sourced from the front cover. When a physical cover is not available, find the title at a reliable online source. For digital media, use the label's page or other official source. Avoid using information from resellers.
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==Release Title==
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The Release title should not contain performers unless they are clearly part
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of the title as in "Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky" or "The Very Best of ". The Release title should
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not contain composers except for titled releases containing their names as
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above, or for multi-composer releases as outlined below.
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===Titled releases===
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No difference from other Release Titles in MusicBrainz.
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===Single work releases===
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Use the title as printed and apply correct capitalisation and punctuation as stated in the [http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Language language guidelines]. Note that quotes in English should be in sentence style.<br/>
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===A list of works===
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Use the works as credited and separate them with a slash.<br/>
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====Title and a list of works====
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If a release contains both a title and a list of works it is recommended that only the title is used.
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====A list of works by different composers====
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For every work, add the composer as credited. Separate the composer from the work with a colon.<br/>
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===Multi-language titles===
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The release title and tracklist should match, if possible.
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*''Don't add your own translation unless you are entering a pseudo-release.''<br/>
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===A list of composers===
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In rare cases there are no credited works, only composers. Separate composers with a slash.<br/>
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==Release Group Title==
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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.<br/>
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If the title differs between different releases in the same release group, try to find the most used version. If that fails, use the earliest release.
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==Examples==
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/db5b922b-9d88-48b2-973e-3e247d23e623 Italian Opera Arias]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/b0d4ff0d-22cb-4c2d-a348-47b9d42ac36e The 5 Cello Sonatas]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/141064ea-90e7-3c96-987b-686e3c3bee72 String Quartets]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/9894bb28-aca3-46fa-8fdb-24cae8c1ac28 Great Violinists - Heifetz]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/5b73aa06-7dbb-4e06-b9fb-8d2458ab08b3 The Last Night of the Proms]<br/>
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[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-With-Robert-Shaw/dp/B001EQPDI8 Christmas With Robert Shaw]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/08777f96-ce99-467d-a00f-6dc99a17cfca Symphony no. 14, op. 135]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/326e9356-024f-4339-a5d7-7728d0987659 Carmen]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/cb309e44-78a9-430c-afaa-5d100389b263 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/16c32c99-2225-4e0a-bbda-0807a525b5c7 Saint-Saëns' Sonata and Other French Music]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/ee56a819-48d8-4947-9377-c923e28447e1 Sinfonietta Giocosa / Toccata e Due Canzoni / Sinfonietta La Jolla]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/78c7dca1-ab88-457d-8e39-d141394cc0d8 Magnificat, BWV 243 / Cantata "Ich habe genug", BWV 82]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/7ccd1d4a-2294-4830-9ff7-00580154a21b Concertos pour 1 & 2 violons / Concerto pour violon & hautbois]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/bc06a45a-5308-42c9-9727-71b3a3a08486 Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/245039ca-03ce-41bc-8fd2-0e664b261613 The Complete Organ Music, Volume 7]<br/>
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Ravel: Introduction and allegro / Debussy: Danses Sacrée et profane / Music by Roger-Ducasse & Grandjany<br/>
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Brahms: Fest- und Gedenksprüche / Brahms: Drei Motetten / Strauss: Zwei Gesänge<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/43b87b22-743b-3a75-9692-e594a399c4dc Violinkonzert]<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/3e8baa86-9340-37ab-b601-749e4f935e62 Violin Concerto] ''s/b English tracktitles, probably''<br/>
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[http://musicbrainz.org/release/fd8c2d97-df87-40bd-a0fe-27187c0c43d7 Saint-Saëns / Ravel / Martin]
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Revision as of 21:59, 25 June 2013

Enter the release title as it appears on the release, following the style principles of error correction and artist intent and general guidance for titles, which includes capitalisation, subtitles and multiple titles.

Where the title differs slightly between the front cover and the spine, favour the title on the front. Where additional information (e.g. a subtitle) is available on the spine, include this. You should aim for completeness, as this will be most useful for searches, but do not include text which is not part of the title.

The order of the different sections of a title can usually be determined by their order on the cover or spine, or by their prominence indicated by size of typeface.

If a release includes a designation such as EP or E.P., 7", CD, LP, single, etc. as part of its title, include it in the Release Title. If a format designation is not explicitly part of the title, it should not be added.

There may be additional text on the cover that is not part of the title, so should not be entered. For example, usually the artist's name or a featuring artist should not be entered in the title, but it should be in the case of "The Best of Artist" or an eponymous release. Similarly, descriptive text such as "20 chart-topping hits" should not usually be entered.

Where the release is digital, favour the title provided directly by the artist or label where possible.

Sources

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

Release Title

The Release title should not contain performers unless they are clearly part of the title as in "Bernstein Conducts Stravinsky" or "The Very Best of ". The Release title should not contain composers except for titled releases containing their names as above, or for multi-composer releases as outlined below.

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.
If the title differs between different releases in the same release group, try to find the most used version. If that fails, use the earliest release.

Examples

Italian Opera Arias
The 5 Cello Sonatas
String Quartets
Great Violinists - Heifetz
The Last Night of the Proms
Christmas With Robert Shaw
Symphony no. 14, op. 135
Carmen
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
Violinkonzert
Violin Concerto s/b English tracktitles, probably
Saint-Saëns / Ravel / Martin

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