Hello, everyone. New editor here - I came to MusicBrainz when Plex started supporting integration with it, since my friend group runs a few media servers with it. As an archivist at heart, I want to briefly mention how much I appreciate the work and consideration that this community puts forth for our posterity, as well as the difficult categorical decisions you all tackle on a daily basis. Believe me, I feel for your struggles.
Now, down to business - I’m aware that there are a few topics on here that touch on issues related to artists editing the release pages for their work on Bandcamp (I’ve read this thread), but what I want to know is this: What procedure should be followed for entering altered release info into MBz when an entry for the work (as it was pre-edit) already exists? Should the existing release be edited to include the new information, or should the old release be left untouched, with a new release in the release group being created instead?
My primary concern here is the track listing, i.e. what to do if an artist adds tracks to their release later, and how those tracks/recordings are accounted for, etc. My friends and I use MBz through Plex to match all manner of music that we own to the corresponding entries on this site, and as I’m sure you can imagine, it’s rather troublesome when we discover that a track on a particular release is present in our copy, and listed on Bandcamp properly, but not accounted for in MBz. Can’t match the track or release properly to let Picard tag it, yadda yadda.
I usually waltz on in here and create/edit entries by-the-book for music that I own when the information on here is lacking, but I’m unsure of how to proceed in these cases.