Album + remix style guide

Hello could somebody please point me to a style guide (if there is one) for remixed albums regarding which artist(s) should be credited

this edit has changed the artist credit to the producer of the original (before being remixed) track “Hiroyuki ODA”
As apposed to giving credit to the remixer of the track which is instead credited in the track title + relationship “remixer”

The only other rexmixed album compilation I could find to compare was
Worlds (Remixed) ~ Release by Porter Robinson
Which also only credits the original producer and credits the remixer via “remixer relationship”

So, is this the musicbrainz accepted way of dealing with this type of release?
I’m sorry if this is this is a well know style guide, however I cannot find anything pertaining to this.

Thank a bunch. :slight_smile:


This is the usual standard, yes. The official use of the artist field is “who is this mainly credited to”, which is usually the original artist. There are some rare cases (especially when one remix of other artist’s music is included in the remixer’s album) where the main credit is actually the remixer, and the title’s “X (Y remix)” actually means “this is the remix of the song X by Y”, but they’re rare enough I don’t have any examples for you off the top of my head.

Great, Thank you very much. :slight_smile:

As you notice from your example of worlds (remixed) the editor has added a remixer relationship for each track. This allows the person that remixed the track to still be credited while keeping the original artists preserved.

Just to clarify, you are saying that it is valid to credit the remixers in the MusicBrainz artist credit if that is how the release has chosen to credit it, correct?

We have a dispute over this in - discussion contained in

Relevant cover art:


In another related case where the original credits are given in the form “Title (Remixer remix) - Original Artist remixed by Remixer”, we discussed whether this style of credit should be used as-is or whether the remixer should be omitted from the track artist and only added through the remixer relationship.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut decision on this, but the general consensus seems to be “follow artist intent” over normalizing here, since the normalizing rules aren’t there yet.

Discussion over such an edit: