Hi folks, There’s usually quite a lot back and forth edits regarding recording and work metadata for how someone should be credited, so hopefully we can come up with a definitive answer to it.
This is a hypothetical question, say there’s a release by Darren Styles called Skydivin’ in this release group there are two releases, with differing linear notes, one gives a writer credit to Darren under the name Styles, while the other release credits the same song as Mew (His real second name) the resulting work should then always use his real name, Darren Mew in an effort to standardise the credits. The should apply to other types of track level metadata like vocals, instruments engineers, etc., however all release level credits should follow the credited as scheme since those are unique to that release, where as the recording/work level metadata is used across multiple releases.
To give some insight into how I view metadata, I personally see anything that is to do with the production/creation of an album should always be credited under real names with no variation, while release level metdata can be variable, like an artist using a slightly different name, again with Darren Styles, he often collaberates with other artists under Styles & X so I’d credit it under Darren Styles & X and put Styles in the credited as section so that all of those collaberations are still grouped together when tagging the music for use in a HTPC enviroment.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I don’t really do long form questions like this so it might be a bit messy, if anything is hard to understand or straight up confusing let me know and I’ll try to elaborate on it!