As I was editing, I came across my first instance of featured artists being included in the track name. My understanding of the artist credits system led me to think that I should use the join phrases to try and mimic the original track name, which was in the format:
ArtistA - SongName (feat. ArtistB)
I thought the most representative way to do this was to use:
ArtistA (feat. ArtistB)
as the artist credit, as the text would be unchanged, although no longer in the track name segment.
@relgukxilef commented that this does not seem to be done elsewhere, and thinks that the Style Guide (Style / Artist Credits / Featured artists) frowns upon this. Upon review I agree, and am cancelling the edits.
I still think it is somewhat counterintuitive, that the featured artists format is consistent, yet the entire purpose of join phrases in artist credits is to allow a more faithful representation of the information as it was originally written.
Does anyone else have thoughts on the matter?