So I added a new release for the Indian movie Seeta Aur Geeta. One of the tracks in the movie ‘Abhi To Haath Mein Jaam Hai’ already exists in MB as part of a compilation album: https://musicbrainz.org/release/628ad3ab-69e0-496b-b430-fb8c03f9588a
I’ve attached the track in the movie to the recording that already exists but is that correct?
Looking at the guidelines for merging recordings (https://musicbrainz.org/doc/How_To_Merge_Recordings), I see the following statement:
That means if you notice a recording which exists twice (for example in different releases) with the same attributes (name, artist, length and probably ISRC), you should merge them:
That makes it sound like they should be merged but then the style guide for the recordings page has the following blurb (https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Recording#Using_recordings):
Audio recordings of the same performance from different sources will always have different audio. A new MusicBrainz Recording should be created for each track created from different audio recordings.
That’s a little confusing for me.
I understand having separate recordings if one is from a studio album and one is from a live performance, for example, but if it’s the same track from different studio releases, shouldn’t it have the same recording?