If a play is on the radio, then the Release Group type would be BROADCAST and secondary is AUDIO DRAMA.
If I make a copy to cassette tape or MP3 at the time, and upload these to MB, then they are BROADCAST and AUDIO DRAMAs but also BOOTLEG
If that play is then officially sold as a Digital Download and\or CD is it still BROADCAST and AUDIO DRAMA or does it now change to ALBUM and AUDIO DRAMA?
“Album - A collection of recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, or another medium.”
So that tells me that these radio plays become “ALBUM and AUDIO DRAMA” the moment they are officially sold.
Can someone confirm this to me? (I think I previously have mislabelled some albums I uploaded and need to check before making the corrections)
Why is Broadcast not available as a secondary type? Otherwise only the recording I bootleg from the radio and podcasts apply. Isn’t that play still a “broadcast” once it has been sold as an “album”?
Edit: trying to read back a few old threads, etc. can’t remember where the lost edit note discussions are.
Generally the pattern seems to be “other” for audiobooks and “broadcast” for radio plays. I have had someone say to me before that “album” is for music and the spoken word is separated into other and broadcast. That is the logic I’ve followed the past few years.
This is not clear in the guidelines which is why I would like to check with those who know the hidden guidelines. I have a noob adding “albums” to an artist who is currently lots of “other” and “broadcast” Release Groups. Before I wade in and correct them, I need to make sure I really am correct here due to the vague guidelines.
Album = Music
Other = Spoken Word, Audiobooks, Comedians, Lectures, Podcasts
Audio Drama = Plays, Shakespear, Comedy Sketch Shows, Dramas