Short Question: Artist "appears courtesy of" Label <==> Relationship type "signed by"?

label
artist
signed-by
relationship
appears-courtesy-of
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#1

Just to verification… Is the phrase “[Artist] appears courtesy of [Label]” the same as the relationship type “signed by”? I came to this question as I wanted to add relationships from cover art for the following release:


#2

I don’t know if there is a guideline about it.
But my opinion would be - no, do not include a “signed by”. Those “appears courtesy of” lines do not automatically mean that someone is “signed by” them.


#3

I don’t even know if such a relationship on the release level would even be possible, since it involves three entities (the artist and label, both linked to the release in a double if-then statement).