[mb-style] Bandcamp label?

Frederic Da Vitoria davitofrg at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 17:39:28 UTC 2011


2011/7/16 Johannes Weißl <jargon at molb.org>

> Hello Kuno,
>
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 11:41:46AM +0200, Kuno Woudt wrote:
> > Considering people keep adding stuff like this, it seems that it would
> > be useful to keep track of digital retailers in some fashion.
> >
> > As I mentioned in the thread about formats digital download retailers are
> > to some extent involved in "manufacturing".  You give .flac to Bandcamp
> > and they generate all the lossy formats they sell.  I assume iTunes,
> > Amazon, 7digital and Bleep all produce the encoded files themselves.
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas on what do with this?
> >
> > Should we track this stuff?
> >
> > If so, how?
> > (add extra fields in the server, do something with the "can be purchased
> >  for download" relationship, just use the label field, any other
> options?)
>
> Well, there can be many companies involved in the production of physical
> releases, too, but we are primarily only concerned about the label.
>
> I think tracking different encodings/formats of digital releases is not
> useful. Knowing that a release can only be bought at CD Baby, iTunes
> etc. however is, so I think special ARs would be useful for this.
> Just like we have "has ASIN" we should have "has CD Baby page" or "has
> iTunes ID".
>
> For a daunting example how silly it would be if we would have different
> releases for different encodings look at this:
> http://www.discogs.com/master/79823
>

I disagree about "not useful", but I agree "not useful enough for the amount
of data which would probably have to be added" :-)

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Frederic Da Vitoria
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