A lot of music I enter into MB is electronic dance, and that means I need to enter a lot of version information concerning different mixes and edits. Yet the guidelines for entering version information are not clear to me.
The guidelines state:
Titles and subtitles of mixes/versions are formatted according to the appropriate language's guidelines; the other parts of this extra information should be in lower case except for words that would normally be capitalised in the language.
Some examples are given as well:
Situations Like These (album version)
Bear Witness (Automator’s 2 Turntables and a Razorblade re-edit)
That seems straightforward: The titles and subtitles are formatted as usual, but all the version information between parentheses goes in lower case, except for names and such.
So let’s consider the Jam & Spoon version of “The Age of Love”
There is considerable variation here, but most versions are given as:
The Age of Love (Watch Out for Stella club mix)
My interpretation of the guidelines is that that should be:
The Age of Love (watch out for Stella club mix)
Not so fast: This is open to multiple interpretations. I found my edits reverted by another editor who interpreted the guidelines quite differently:
version information is stuff like: remix, live, remaster, edit, mix
everything i’ve made uppercase here are part of Titles
This makes sense as well: Only “mix” goes in lower case, and everything else is part of the Title of this particular version / mix. So according to that interpretation it should be:
The Age of Love (Watch Out for Stella Club mix)
So I guess my questions are: 1) what is the correct interpretation of the ETI style guidelines and 2) should the guidelines be clarified to allow only one interpretation?