To be more specific, 稲葉曇 (inabakumori) posted a song called “SATURDAY SUNSET” as a video onto Twitter. This song does not appear on any streaming services and only officially exists on Twitter.
A while back I uploaded this song to the database as a bootleg release. (Release in question) Now I am unsure if it counts as a bootleg or a recording. What should I do for this release (and possible others in the future)?
don’t take my word as gospel or anything because i haven’t been here very long. but personally for me it depends on a lot of things: the tweet in question, the artist, the rest of their discography, whether it was to tease a new album, etc. i don’t know any of these things about this situation so i’d say it’s up to you as someone who follows them.
for me, my thought process goes
if it’s someone that primarily releases music “professionally”, with a marketing team or something → recording
if it’s someone that primarily releases music on physical media → recording
if it’s someone independent that primarily releases music on streaming services (apple, spotify, itunes, etc) → promotional single
if it’s someone that primarily releases music on soundcloud and bandcamp → maybe promotional single, maybe official single, i go with my gut and the contents of the tweet
if it’s someone that primarily releases music in weird ways (google drive, posting directly on their website, tumblr, sending random people zip files on discord) → official single
in short, if releasing music as online posts is their norm i would say a release, if it’s not i would say a recording
i think bootleg is the wrong move, if you feel it was not qualified to be an official release i would enter it as promotional
again i don’t know if this is right or not lol i’m not anyone with any sort of authority here. just my thoughts.
i should also mention that honestly i hate standalone recordings. when in doubt i go “single + promotion”