I can’t find any clear documentation on this, for example Release “2005-06-09: A State of Trance #200” by Armin van Buuren - MusicBrainz contains one part that was recorded at that place. So:
- Should the release be linked to the same place (recorded at) because it was partially recorded there? That is also to say that a release that has multiple recording locations would have all unique place linked as well, or
- The release should only be linked if all recordings were recorded at the same place, or
- The release should never be linked, only recordings.
I see a bunch of similar questions, but I couldn’t find the answer in them either.
I believe in general, the more specific option should be used. i.e. you know Bob Smith did vocals on track 2, there should be a credit on track 2, and not the release. if you aren’t certain which tracks a credit belongs to, that should go on the release level
You can specify recording location on a per track basis - and the credits for each musician
The only time I use Place\Release is if more than one place is quoted and it is not clear which tracks are recorded at which place.
When one place named, then I attach Place to Recording. More specific. Also more useful when the Recording then appears on later releases\compilations.
Thanks. That’s a good point. There are a few releases I added the place to the release as well as the track I’ll go remove now…