How to handle "Artist presents Artist" releases

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How should you handle a release when the cover just says “Artist A presents Artist B”.

Version 1:

  • Artist: Artist B
  • Title: Artist A presents Artist B

Version 2:

  • Artist: Artist A presents Artist B
  • Title: Artist B

Version 3:

  • Artist: Artist A presents Artist B
  • Title: Artist A presents Artist B

Version 4:

  • Artist: Artist A presents Artist B
  • Title: [untitled]

Version 5:

  • Artist: Artist A presents Artist B
  • Title: presents Artist B
  • Version 1
  • Version 2
  • Version 3
  • Version 4
  • Version 5
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I may disagree with the some of the edits, but this is correct according to the people involved with the edits and the discussions on the forums that we had over way to put it out.

The release you linked to has a title apart from “Artist A presents Artist B”, so there it’s quite obvious how to handle it.

I would definitely do this. We’d do that for every other self-titled album, and I don’t see a reason why this one should be different just because of the “presents” bit.


I agree with your reasoning, but I do know one reason why it might be different: The “Artist A presents” part is often written much smaller on the cover making it appear like “Artist B” is the title.

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First i want to thank paulakreuzer for pointing to the to forums here.

The artist of the album, be it group or indiviual should the only mention in “Album Artist”. A has no ownership or accountablilty in regards to the album (regardless of if A actually performs on some tracks).

The case that brought me here is: dead prez presents M‐1

Confidential is the debut solo album by rapper M-1 (from the hip-hop duo dead prez)”

The artist is M-1 … it just so happens that he is also a member of the group Dead Prez but that is irrelevant.

Forgive me, I know i’m knew here, but just because things have been done a certain way doesn’t make them absolutely correct.

Including “A presents …” within the albumartist field is innacurate and a bit messy. I could be wrong, but I have to doubt that anyone looking for such an album will ever expect that to appear as album artist.

Version 1 is exactly how i think it should be