[mb-style] RFC-327: Featured Artists (attempt 2)
swisschris at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 16:25:59 UTC 2011
On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Andii Hughes <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org>wrote:
> On 21 July 2011 02:58, Andii Hughes <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> > Attempt 2. The proposal:
> > http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Proposal:Featured_Artists
> > updates the
> > guideline for recordings and release groups.
> > Instead of the old form for featured artists:
> > "X (feat. Y)" by Z
> > a new form is used which makes use of artist credits:
> > "X" by Z feat. Y
> > where Z and Y are artists in the DB and ' feat. ' is the join term.
> > This covers recordings and release groups *ONLY*. The previous
> discussion on
> > this clarified that the current guidelines only apply to recordings &
> > release groups,
> > and that none yet exist for tracks and release titles other than
> > http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Track_and_release_titles
> > RFC Expiry Date: 28th of July, 2011 (in 7 days)
> > Comments?
> > --
> > Andii :-)
> The expiry date has passed for this. Can we finally move it forward to
> To summarise, this is not about changing the semantics of artist credits.
> With classic MB, we were technically limited to having only one artist
> credited. This meant that collaborations and featured artists had to
> be dealt with in a less than ideal way. At the time, the choice was
> made to allow pseudo-artists for collaborations and move featured
> credits to the title. I don't know why featured artists were not also
> created as pseudo-artists, but I presume it was the proliferation of
> them and that they only apply for a single song in most cases.
> Now we have NGS, we can credit multiple artists. We've already
> started to do this with splitting up '&' and ' vs. ' artists. This is
> just a logical extension of that to include featured artists, so that
> the credits are no longer textual but link to artists within the
> database, making the data more useful to users.
> How that data is used is not at issue. This is about making it
> available in a much more usable way.
> Andii :-)
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