I’m working on an edit to a release, and I’m wondering if it should be a separate release in the same release group, or an update to the existing release.
The album in question is Journeys by she (
https://sheofficial.bandcamp.com/album/journeys). It is a digital-only album and occasionally the artist adds new tracks and re-arranges the order of existing tracks and updates the album art.
I know of at least two instances of this album being updated, once last year (for which I added a new release, thinking it was a one-off occurrence) and again today. It is possible this has happened even more times and I just haven’t noticed. It appears the artist is treating this as a “living” album of sorts.
Anybody have any thoughts?
Sounds to me like you should be adding a new release. For a similar situation, see
https://beta.musicbrainz.org/release-group/cc836b99-9cb1-42a4-a87a-7d9ce1f63a08 where every so often the Artist will add another track to the digital album. Each is entered as a new release within the same release group.
Perfect, that’s exactly the kind of example I was looking for. Thanks for the help!
Not pretty but if there is new cover art and/or exact release date is known I think that’s okay.
Another way to handle this are recording series:
I’m not too convinced having every added song to be a separate release. What about adding the recordings as stand-alone recordings for now and add them to a recording series. And only once the series is considered “finished” add a release for it?
Biggest disadvantage in your case would be loss of existing cover art.
That’s what I dislike about Bandcamp and the
removal of RSS feeds
“publish_date”:“12 Oct 2013 20:07:14 GMT”
“mod_date”:“31 May 2019 04:46:23 GMT”
Just curious, are you eligible for any updates or do you have to purchase again?
You can purchase the songs individually, so I just purchased the new track by itself.