Release names for cover discs


There are numerous periodicals that carry cover discs, e.g. elle, uncut, mojo, red, Q, melody maker, also several UK newspapers such as the The Sunday Express, Daily Mail, etc. when they were waging their circulation wars a few years back. Between them the papers issued over 600 discs.

My question is 'Should the publication’s name form part of the release name or not? Or maybe as a disambiguation to distinguish these promotional discs from commercial products with the same title.

The MB database is inconsistent as it contains numerous examples both with and without the name.

Pearls of wisdom anyone?


The magazine name should not appear in the title.
Putting it in the disambiguation and adding an annotation are good things to do.
I would also create a series of release groups to add all of these together to make it easier to find.