Classical Music genre turned on

We have turned on the Classical genre today. This genre has been hard for us to finalize a data entry method for, and we have ended up (at the moment) with the following (hopefully simple) rules. It must be understood that the ‘Main Artist’ role is not very relevant to Classical music, so we must use the credit section to credit composers, orchestras, conductors and soloists whenever possible. It is also important to note that the composer, conductor, orchestra and soloist may not necessarily be explicitly credited as such on the release, as a lot of Classical releases assume the listener will know who is doing what. Discogs therefore must also assume that the submitter knows this information. If in doubt, always ask.

[b]NEW GUIDELINES[/b] [b]Classical music artist credits[/b]

On Classical releases, or releases in a similar vein, all composers, orchestras, conductors, soloists, and others MUST get the relevant credit in the credit sections of the release. It is common that these roles may not be explicitly credited as such on the release, as a lot of Classical releases assume the listener will know. Discogs therefore must also assume that the submitter knows and can enter this information. If in doubt, please ask in the Adding & Updating forum http://www.discogs.com/forums/board?forum_id=17.

For the Main Artist fields, the submitter should attempt to reflect what is printed on the release as closely as possible. Commas should be used in the join field if no other join is used on the release.

[b]Releases In Multiple Languages[/b]:

Some releases may be presented in multiple languages. At the moment, Discogs only allows for one language to be entered, so we must decide which to use. Please use the following rules to decide which to use:

  1. Use the primary language on the release (probably the same language that is used in the small print). If there is no clear primary language then…

  2. Use the English version. If there is no English version then…

  3. Use the language version that the releasing labels primary country uses.

[b]Styles[/b]:

Early
Medieval
Renaissance
Baroque
Classical
Romantic
Neo-Classical
Neo-Romantic
Modern
Post-Modern
Contemporary


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