"overarching rule is that track credits match the album notes"?


#1

It has been stated by an experienced editor that,
“overarching rule is that track credits match the album notes”.

Wanting to check that if a non-classical Release has the song writer / lyricist only (no performer listed) then they will be the track artist/s?

And if the tracklist uses the geographical location of a group found in a social context in which geography is used to identify groups then that geographical location would become the trackartist?


#2

Depends. If they’re listed in a way that makes it look like an actual track artist, yes. If it’s just one of those albums of bad covers of pop hits, and it just has, say, a cover of some Beatles song by an unnamed artist with the songwriters credited under the song, I’d probably still use [unknown] with the songwriters linked through the work.

If you mean something like, I dunno, “Traditional Estonian”, I’d use “[traditional]” with possible the credit “Traditional Estonian”. I’ve rarely seen these kinds of things for non-folk, but if you give an example I can think about what I’d do - it’d likely be [unknown] with a credit though.


#3

Release with a famous performer, composers and lyricists, and a Texan who was probably born about the time this album was released, currently as trackartists.

I was in error about the basis for the trackartist name on the cover art. Instead:
Release with coverart listing trackartists as “musical style” which is consistent with an orchestra being closely associated with a particular style.


“[unknown] with a credit though” does sound good.
Though the cover art designer is telling us a lot about the identity of the orchestra by giving their geographical location.
A bit like, “Philharmonic Orchestra, New York, NY USA” or “House band at Joe’s Dinner, Tallahasee”.


#4

The Music for Millions seems to fit reosarevok’s “bad covers of pop hits by unnamed artists” category.


#5

I have only a report of it being a jazzy sax, big band feel, instrumental album.
It might actually sound ok.
But yes on another level it seems to be a portal through which chthonic forces attempt to wreak havoc on orderly reality. A particularly bad Release.