[mb-style] RFC-327: Featured Artists

Paul C. Bryan pbryan at anode.ca
Tue Jul 19 16:31:16 UTC 2011


I'm wondering about this text:


> If a track features both "Foo" and "Bar", it should be entered as "...
> (feat. Foo & Bar)". For more than two: "... (feat. Foo, Bar, Baz ... &
> Quux)".


If we're strictly focusing on recordings for this RFC, shouldn't this
text disappear?

Paul

On Tue, 2011-07-19 at 00:23 +0100, Andii Hughes wrote:

> 2011/7/18 Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren <reosarevok at gmail.com>:
> > On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:13 PM, Andii Hughes
> 
> snip...
> 
> >> Ok, let's take a step back then.  If the current guideline only
> >> applies to recordings,
> >> should I alter this proposal to also just concern recordings and release groups
> >> (i.e. the bit about moving the feat. part to the artist credit)?
> >
> > I think that would avoid any vetoes and allow us to go forward. We can
> > argue about tracks in another proposal :)
> 
> Done; see the revised version at
> http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Proposal:Featured_Artists
> 
> > Of course, some of the
> > questions still apply: is "con", that translates as "with" but is
> > sometimes used as "feat.", to be changed to "with"? to "feat."? :)
> >
> 
> I don't really feel qualified to judge on these (the only ones I've
> ever seen are 'with' and 'feat.')
> and the previous guideline didn't cover them either.
> 
> I'd say we need a separate guideline that maps them to either 'feat.'
> or ' & ' (collaboration)
> at recording level.  For the featured artist proposal, the join terms
> are mandated as
> 'feat.' then ', ' and ' & ' for multiple featured artists.
> 
> FWIW, 'with' sounds more like ' & ' than 'feat.' to me.
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Andii :-)
> 
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