Dev Artist page Reorg 2009

Headings Summary

The following is the complete list of artist page categories, listed in proposed order.

RELEASES:

* Album
* Singles & EP's
* Compilations
* DJ Mixes
* Videos
* Uncategorized

TRACKS APPEAR ON:

As per releases

UNOFFICIAL RELEASES

As per releases

CREDITS:

* Vocal
* Instruments
* Writing & Arrangement
* Featuring & Presenting
* Conducting & Leading
* Production
* Remix
* DJ Mix
* Technical
* Visual
* Acting, Literary & Spoken
* Management

Headings In-depth

RELEASES

A release will only be displayed in *one* of the following categories, using the following strict hierarchy:

Where artist = main artist:

  • DJ Mixes - IF Credited artist for DJ Mix = credited Main Artist, then list in the artists DJ Mixes section. Must not tagged with Video or Uncategorized.
  • Compilations - Tagged as Compilation. Must not tagged with Video or Uncategorized.
  • Albums - Tagged with Album, Mini-album, or LP. Also include Vinyl, Flexi-disc, Acetate, Lathe Cut, Shellac, Cylinder, CD, CDr, 8-Track Cartridge, Cassette, or File with 7 or more tracks. Must not tagged with Single, Maxi-Single, EP, Video, or Uncategorized.
  • Singles & EPs - For items tagged Single, Maxi-Single, EP. Also include Vinyl, Flexi-disc, Acetate, Lathe Cut, Shellac, Cylinder, CD, CDr, 8-Track Cartridge, Cassette, or File with 6 or less tracks. Must not tagged with Video or Uncategorized.
  • Videos - Tagged with Video, CDV, Betamax, VHS, Video 2000, Laserdisc, SelectaVision, VCD, SVCD, or DVD-Video. Must not tagged with Uncategorized.
  • Uncategorized - For any release that doesn't fit into any of the above classifications.

Where artist = track artist:

Tracks Appear On - for all appearances on other releases - split into the same categories as for main artist or Fold the "appears on" section by song instead of release?

UNOFFICIAL RELEASES

As per releases

CREDITS

The credits section will list all credited instances. A release can appear in more than one section.

For example, if an artist is credited for Vocals and Production on one release, the release will appear once under the Vocal section, and once under the Production section.

A release should obviously not appear twice in the same section. For example, if an artist was credited for Vocals and Rap on the same release, that would only be one listing in the 'Vocal section.

The credit sections are directly derived from the 'Heading' column on the credit page

Where artist = credited artist:

* Vocal
* Instruments
* Writing and Arrangement
* Featuring & Presenting
* Conducting & Leading
* Production
* Remix
* DJ Mix
* Technical
* Visual
* Acting, Literary & Spoken
* Management

Adding New Credits / Reindexing etc

Can we automatically index any new credits added under the Headings at 1 ?

Can we build a new system to make adding credits more open?

Can any new credit not listed there can be assumed to be an instrument unless updated otherwise?

Ideas / Discussion Points

  • illustration icons to indicate the type of role? for Writer (treble clef), Vocalist (head with voice bubble, Producer (VU meters), etc...
  • Can we separate out videos? Can we parse the existing data for this, or do we need a new tag for videos, as some formats are possibly ambiguous (MPEG4, DVD-Data etc).
  • Can we provide stats, for example, list the top 3 or top 5 of most used credit roles