As an example only: the instrumental work Dreams
When I read Wikipedia, the proper name for instrumental original pieces of music is instrumental
However, when wanting to set the type of this instrumental, a whole list of types pops up, but most of them meant for classical music, like: opera, overture etc. For modern pieces of music one can only choose from Song or Soundtrack.
A Song in my opinion has lyrics, otherwise it cannot be sung. Wikipedia shares my opinion here.
A Soundtrack according to Wikipedia is no attribute for an original work but for a recording of the work. Also, a soundtrack often has to do with a film, TV-program or game, when I read Wikipedia.
I want to add 14 works to one of my artist pages. He composed 14 jazz instrumentals and I feel uncomfortable to name those soundtracks as they are no recordings of original works neither used for film or TV. They are original instrumentals in the genre jazz.
That said, I propose that we get a new added “type” in the drop down box, with the name instrumental, so we can add the proper type to an instrumental piece of modern music!
Please your opinions and input!