Uploading cover art for not existing (classical) releases?

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#1

Actually I’m uploading cover art for “The Rubinstein Collection”:
https://musicbrainz.org/series/0a72fcf9-bb5f-415d-a5ce-672a00c7d0fa

Some of the 82 volumes does not (yet) exist.

I have the cover art and booklets for all the volumes/releases, but I have no idea how to add them for not existing releases.

Can I add such releases without the complete and correct tracklist (maybe adding the release and volume name only)?

What is the best basic work I can do for more experienced user to complete such classical releases?


#2

Yes, you can add incomplete releases without tracklist. This is currently a bit hidden:

  • In the Add Release wizard on the tracklist tab remove the single medium that is there by default (click on the red cross at the upper right)
  • You will see a checkbox “The tracklist for this release is currently unknown.”, mark this and continue

Enter release with no tracklist: how?
#3

I have to add an artist on the first tab “Release Information”.

Should I add one or multiple original composer (ie “Fryderyk Chopin”) or the pianist “Arthur Rubinstein” or even “Various Artists”?

This is my first attempt. What do you think about this one:


#4

That’s Style/Classical/Release/Artist but I see you figured it out (edited it to add a missing space). This seems definitely useful! If all the covers and booklets are there, it allows someone to add the missing info at any time in the future.


#5

Thanks!
Should I really add the language “english” for instrumental releases?


#6

The Release language is the language for the Release title and track listing, not for any lyrics or booklet information etc. See https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Release#Language