Most of my editing has been on physical releases, but I just came across a popular Kenyan artist named Samidoh who was not listed in MB, so I added him. He has only released singles, and for most I have so far only been able to find YouTube videos.
Ndiri Mutwe was his first release. I could only find a YouTube video which I added as a standalone recording. However, he does refer to it in an interview as his “first single” - would this be better done as a release? Any best practices around youtube-only releases?
A later release Murata Wa Ngai is available as an mp3 from amazon as well as on youtube. I added it as a single, linked to both amazon and youtube. I have a couple of questions here:
- The video was posted in August 2019; the Amazon page shows May 2 2020 as the release date. Should this actually be two releases, with their own release events? Or a 2019 release that just started being sold on amazon later?
- On Amazon the label is listed as “Newwell Music” which appears to be this distribution service, somewhat similar to distrokid, I believe. Is there a consensus on whether these should be treated as release labels?