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'''Label Alias''' is similar in purpose and intent to [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]], which you should read for more insight about how [[MusicBrainz]]' searches work, and what are the current features and limitations of aliases (aliases have to be unique for example).
Mainly, you may create one or more '''Label Alias''' for one of the following reasons:
* Mispellings: ''Blu note'' for ''Blue Note''
* Variants: ''ESP'' for ''ESP-Disk''
* Numbers: spell them out, or on the other hand, use numerical representation
* Stylized names: if some style elements have been retained in the [[Label Sort Name|LabelSortName]], you may add an additional alias without the stylization
* Acronym: some labels are widely known by their acronym, though their correct name is the longer form
* Misencodings (see [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]])
* Localization and transliterations: different countries - or even different standards in the same country - may have different transliterations rules
* Translations: some labels may additionally have an official translated name that doesn't match the transliterated one(s)
Be aware that you mustn't use aliases for label renamings (instead, use two different label entries, and add a [[Label Rename Relationship Type|LabelRenameRelationshipType]] between them), and certainly not either for subprojects/imprints of a given label.
==Related Fields==
There are two other fields in the database that are related to '''Label Alias'''.
* [[Label Name|LabelName]]
* [[Label Sort Name|LabelSortName]] determines how a label is sorted alphabetically, and present a version of the name using latin charset, without stylization
Similarly, [[MusicBrainz]] also has [[Artist Name|ArtistName]], [[Sortname|SortName]] for artists and [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]].
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:Label]]

Latest revision as of 22:00, 8 September 2012

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