Question about works


Do versions of songs in another language count as another work or just as a edit recording of the original song?


Translations are new works. This allows you to credit the translator.

The translation and the original should be linked with the {translated} version of relationship.

An example would be 99 Red Balloons.

For those of you keeping track, this might seem out of line with the FRBR model, because an mb-work entity can represent a version of a work.


When either music or lyrics change, it’s a new work. :+1:


… at least if that new version was written down somewhere so it could be performed again. I’m not sure what our stance is on improvisations; there was another thread about that.