A precedent has emerged (not recently, over very long time) where radio-broadcast episodes of radio dramas (etc) are being entered into MusicBrainz as a single release, grouped by series or by seasons.
The Goon Show
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Quandary Phase
My impression is that this is a change to the usual MB approach, but that it is the only practical way to deal with such releases - hundreds of releases/standalone recordings doesn’t seem to gel with artist intent, editor patience, or end user expectation. A holy trinity of sorts. I know this has come up in the past and we couldn’t get consensus, but I see a risk to the database here, because this is how editors seem to be approaching it, and the volume in MB already. Can we codify something in the guidelines?
Maybe there’s a middle ground re. grouping such ‘releases’ and marking them as bootleg, I don’t know. The editors who’ve been doing mountains of such releases could advise further? I have not explored the depths of the issue.
Editors that may be interested: @IvanDobsky @eloise_freya @kellnerd @reosarevok
Link to current guidelines: Style / Specific types of releases / Broadcast programs - MusicBrainz
(no guidance around how to enter/group these)