Is artist merch a valid release? What is the format?

(draft from 25 Nov '21)

If an instrument can be a release then I guess so are…

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The question comes to when is this just licenced use of Digital Audio tracks, and when are these released for musical reasons.

The classic Nokia Ringtone should probably be in the database under its own right, but not the phone itself. That is just playing the tune like an MP3 player would.


I swear, I’ve come this close to adding my family’s new dryer or dishwasher to MusicBrainz :wink:

recordings of Die Forelle and The Lincolnshire Poacher, respectively