Hello I have a question
Referring to this wiki page here
I’m adding a lot of dance/house music including compilations to the database. However the linked wiki topic seems outdated somehow.
A few years ago when an pop music artist released an album and there was an official remix on it it was often credited as “original mix” as it was authorized by the label and not an inofficial bootleg mix.
However nowadays a lot of dance music is being release where from the creator is intended that it’s more dance orientated. So it’s a mix by intention. Often there is no source track as the track is either created by themselves or created by using royality free samples.
When the first track (mix) is remixed again it’s credited in the main title “Trackname (Artist B remix)”
In a lot of download shops and also on cd the trend going on that the original version of a track is tagged with “original mix” in the main title to refer that this is the first version created and maybe other versions do exist.
When an electronic music artist releases an album I can often see that there is no “original mix” in the track title because you could think that this is the first version when the track is on the official album or ep.
But when it’s part of an compilation often the “original mix” is included to clarify that this is the original an first version created.
So my question is: Should the “original mix” be included in the title or should it be abandoned as it should be clear when nothing else is stated there (Artist B remix) that this must be the original version?
I’m asking this because there are different habits around and I would like to know whats the actual state of this problem.
Thank you very much.