I have spent quite a lot of time by editing a lot of production music here and there is one situation i cannot fully understand here, so may be you can help me.
Look here. Its an annotation by brianfreud2 which i cannot understand:
“Only the public releases should be listed under the artist Two Steps From Hell. All industry releases should be listed using composer-as-artist style. Note that many public releases share the same name, and many of the same tracks, as the industry releases, so the industry releases are listed in the same release groups as the public releases.”
Em, why its so? Is it some kind of MB rule/style or just personal initiative of the editor? Personally i dont understand why releases should go under “various artists” instead of “label as artist”. I suppose all those artists write their tracks “within label” working by contract, so all those releases arent a simple compilations from various sources where “various artist” could suit more.
Another thing i dont understand completely is what to set as “label” while adding a release.
As i understand extrememusic is a publisher and rights holder and is also considered as label (in MB terms). For example if you are adding appropriate spotify releases via multiseeder tool, extrememusic automatically selected as label here. For example i have added some releases from “Earth Tones” and “Space Tones” groups:
But in many cases existing releases on MB have those “labels” listed on extrememusic (Two Steps from Hell, etc.) instead of actual “Extreme Music” as label. From my point of view all those “labels” (in terms of extrememusic) are just “album artists” in terms of MB. So potential structure of such releases when adding to MB should look like this:
Label: Extreme Music
Album Artist: “Two Steps from Hell”, “Space Tones”, “Earth Tones” and other listed here:
Track list, recordings and works would have individual composers listed in album descriptions on the label site or/and in PRO units (ASCAP, GEMA, etc.)
What do you think?