Coming from the discussion here: How do i credit an artist
I think one of the biggest weaknesses with the database is still the fact that performer relationships can’t be easily shared among releases in a release group if they don’t have recording-level specificity.
There’s a ticket here that’s been open since 2011:
My comments from the related ticket that I created in 2016:
Many release-level relationships will be the same among all releases in a release group, yet you can only apply them to one release at a time, and I don’t see any way to copy them or apply them to the whole release group at once.
For instance, I’m looking at a list of about 20 performers in the orchestra for this release group, with no track-level breakdown: https://beta.musicbrainz.org/release-group/a86012db-9ba2-3670-8685-8a747ba27fd0
As it stands, I should apply all performers to each release, but honestly I’m only going to do one of them. Of course, that leads to the problem I encounter on the tagging side: one release in a group might have very good credits available, but the only way for the user to know which is to look at each one.
Some current thoughts I have on this:
What scenarios are there in which release-level performer credits on one version of a release would NOT be applicable to the other versions of a release?
Is there a solution on the tagging side? Would it be possible for Picard to have an option to pull in performer credits from all releases in a release group? Or a way for Picard to identify releases with the most detailed release credits?