[mb-style] RFC-327: Featured Artists
MeinDummy at nurfuerspam.de
Fri Jul 15 08:33:54 UTC 2011
I still agree with Aurélien and Chris to veto this proposal. My main reasons
- It's incomplete. It changes the way recordings are handled but it should
change tracklists in a similar way, too (without normalization).
- A significant number of tracklists is already changed. This includes many
releases where apparently the artist credits in the tracklist were correctly
created by the NGS conversion script, e.g.
- If I didn't overlook something in the release editor then entering new
data according to the proposal is more difficult. If multiple artist are
used in the tracklist they will be correctly linked to the recordings.
Otherwise, the recordings wil initially be single-artist and they would
have to be edited after the release was added (which will probably not be
done by many editors resulting in a lot of pre-NGS quality data).
The only good reason not to veto it is that multiple artist credits are
harmful to the ws/1 compatibility service.
So again: Is there any chance to fix it?
E.g. by letting ws/1 automatically merge all credited artists into one
Or (probably better) by using only the first credited artist as the track
artist and automatically appending all others to the track title using the
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