Standardising Artists

I have two CD’s by “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox”: “The Essentials” and “The Essentials II”. The labelling on both CD cases is the same format - all the tracks are listed as for example “Black Hole Sun starring Haley Reinhart” (as per this image of the back cover).

The two release pages however aren’t consistent in how they list the track artists. “The Essentials” lists them as, eg:

Postmodern Jukebox starring Robyn Adele Anderson & The Tee Tones

Whereas “The Essentials II” lists them as, eg:

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox feat. Haley Reinhart

I’m fairly new here - would it be appropriate to standardise them so they use the same format? If so, do you have any suggestions for the best way to go about it please? Do I just change them both to “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox starring SingerName” (replacing SingerName as appropriate :wink: )?

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Yes, it’s absolutely fine to correct to artist credits to more closely match the release - as long as you can be sure the release you’re editing is yours or essentially like yours. Some digital music service might have mucked around with the credits, for example.

More likely, the feat. credits were entered when the rule was to standardize everything. That’s no longer the case, so fixing it will be very helpful of you.

Btw, to find out more about how a release got the way it is, you can click the Edit History link in the right sidebar. The history is in reverse chronological order, so go to the last page to see how the release was originally entered (and when).

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You can leave the first release alone because:

  • we don’t see its back cover
  • you think it’s already correct

You can fix THE ESSENTIALS II to starring because:

  • we see it on the back cover

Please link it in your edit notes: https://musicbrainz.org/release/b02808a3-c21e-43bb-a7db-c09ef2edb3e3/cover-art

Since @P72endragon says they have the release, this isn’t so much of an issue. Could add it, though!

And yes, please do be sure you’re documenting the source of your info

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