[mb-style] RFC-327: Featured Artists
aeizyx at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 11:30:30 UTC 2011
Ryan Torchia wrote:
> When thinking about the issue with where to put "featured" artists on
> recordings and tracks, I thought of something that might be ridiculously
> stupid: Maybe recordings shouldn't have artists at all? Or to put it less
> radically: what if what we currently label as artist in Releases and
> Recordings was converted a Performance AR for Recordings, with "primary" as
> one of the options? We'd basically enter it the same way we currently do,
> only it'd automatically be converted into a primary credit (as would current
I'm not convinced it would really solve the problem any more than the
current proposal would. If you can implement something to turn a list of
relationships into something that will fit into the artist name field,
you can even more easily implement something to detect and move " feat.
A, B & C" to the recording name.
You would convert the current artist to performers? What about all the
stuff credited to composers (classical, soundtracks), mixers (DJ-mixes,
mash-ups), special purpose artists, etc?
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