DENONBU (電音部), or “electronic music club”, is an EDM and character project started by Bandai Namco, where various producers pitch in to make music for the fictional characters on their highschool clubs.
There’s something unique about how it attributes those producers though. It’s currently unclear to me how these are done.
As you can see, there is no coherent titling across the tracks, though that’s not what I’m here for.
How should the recordings with the Prod. titling be done? While it’s clear that featuring artists should be moved out from title and into the artist section where they can be attributed properly, I’m not sure how the same could be done for this one.
Should they just be stripped out and only attributed in work?
You should use the Japanese comma. Fullwidth punctuation should also be normalized to half-width (without inserting whitespace).
I also think we should standardize Japanese anisong credits without whitespaces, even for Bandai Namco Arts (aka Lantis) who is currently standardizing around extra whitespaces. However, a number of editors insist on inserting whitespace even when there is clearly none.
I wrote a pair of taggerscripts to encourage people to focus on standardizing their own files rather than wasting time editing things back and forth in the server:
It would be nice if people could spend time adding (new) useful data rather than engaging in a tug-of-war over formatting of old standardized data.
I also second what yindesu said in their two posts, I started typing this up before they posted.
first off yes, always move “feat.” to the artist credit. not totally sure about “Prod.” but I see no issue with doing the same with that. I’m pretty sure “Prod.” is short for producer, and if so, you’d add producer credits to the recordings as well, of course.
the credits for lyrics and composition would apply to the work, but the arrangement credit generally applies to the recording.
There is a precedent for having a series which comes from anime and video game editors (and perhaps others), but in this case, it is a bit more redundant than usual. see also: K-ON! and Soul Eater, just off the top of my head.
I would agree with you that only the fictional characters should be members of the groups. in fact, they should probably be original members, if that applies. see also: Ho-kago Tea Time from K-ON!
I believe the difference between the Spotify and Apple Music credits is simply a difference with how both stores handle artist credits. generally, I take what I see in retailers and streaming services with a grain of salt, because there’s usually not much quality control there.
I don’t know if there’s any standardization for CV (character voice?) credits, I might slightly favor no space though. I would use the Japanese comma too.
Gotcha. I might do another sweep of cleanup later down the line.
I do think this should be standardized, though for now I’m keeping the whitespace since I’ve started the cleanup work with one already, thinking I’d follow ASOBINOTES/Bandai Namco to be on the safe side.
that is tricky, but it seems most of them credit both Denonbu and Sho Okada. I even looked at some of the other stores linked from the Twitter announcement. even the ones that don’t have Sho Okada in the “artist” field, they do say “by Sho Okada”, so I think that should be moved from the track title to the artist credit anyways, like we do with “feat.”