On this release:
the painter (the Prince of Wales) is featured prominently on the cover. It’s in foil, so it didn’t scan well (and I haven’t had a chance to take a proper photo of it yet), but I’ve put a cell-phone photo of it below.
That is pretty weird; I’m up to nearly 200 releases in MB so far, and I don’t think any other one has credited anyone except a composer or performer on the cover. I looked at CSG, which says to include the composers and performers from the front cover. It doesn’t mention not including anyone else, other than not to pull names from the back cover, etc. I figured that CSG just didn’t contemplate such a weird release. So I went ahead and included him.
I received a comment from fmera saying that field is only for musical artists. That seems a little weird—everywhere else “artist” seems to be used broadly (and we’re already using it broadly by including composers, who were clearly not recording artists).
If the field is only for musical artists, should probably add a sentence saying so. Or at least change it to “include only”.
Cell phone photo: