Inspired by this post Request for votes, but my question is in regards to Monstercat compilation releases.
On almost every compilation release from the Monstercat label, there is a DJ-mixed track consisting of all the other tracks from the album. My question is, who should be credited as their artist? I haven’t found any information about the artist who DJ-mixed these tracks together. There are couple of options that come to mind and I wonder which should be the correct one. These are the options which come to mind:
Various Artists: In the DJ-mix example from the topic I linked at the beginning, the editor @221bbs says in https://musicbrainz.org/edit/45932094: “Have to disagree, Yes this contain all the songs, and if this was the only thing, it would stay VA.” suggesting that if there are non-mixed songs compiled into one track, they should be credited to Various Artists. There are some Monstercat albums credited this way currently, e.g. https://musicbrainz.org/release/93a713bb-1f39-4821-8498-d81dc508b951 (tracks 31 and 32).
Monstercat (bogus artist): Even though Monstercat is a label and not an artist, most of the releases are currently credited this way, e.g. https://musicbrainz.org/release/fe06bb50-666c-4b11-9517-130daad5c49f (track 21).
[unknown]: @KRSCuan suggests in https://musicbrainz.org/edit/29778641 that this should be changed to [unknown]. For the release in the edit linked above (and all other with [unknown] artist) it was changed later to Monstercat (bogus artist) and it seems that none of the Monstercat releases still use [unknown] anymore.
I am confused and don’t know which artist credit should be used for the tracks in question, but I really want this to be consistent and also clear for any future additions so I’m asking if anyone is familiar with similar examples or familiar with Monstercat releases to help so we can figure out the correct artist. Any feedback appreciated!