While going through my votes, I encountered the following edit ( Edit #80034611 ) by user Misty_Pond. It’s part of a series of edits removing booklet credited artists from the release level of a release because “so the instrumental credits won’t appear on non-soundtrack credits, and will appear on all other releases featuring these recordings.”
The artists having their ARs removed are not getting re-added to recordings. Because the artist is credited in the booklet, even though they are part of an orchestra, I saw that we are losing information fidelity but the editor appears to find it impractical to retain their AR (despite being valid) and there’s no neat way to attach their credit to a particular recording.
In this case (and associated cases), should the relationship remain at release level, since it’s not clear which tracks they performed on? Should it be moved to recording level? Or is editor Misty_Pond correct in asserting that the existing credit should be removed altogether? I’m inclined to vote no, but I would appreciate some thoughts here since it’s an enormous amount of booklet credited artists being removed.