This is a proposal for an expansion of the label and catalog field to allow the entry of record companies, copyright holders, manufacturers, and other such entities commonly found on releases.
In the long term, a more universal system for entering all 'entities' (artists, labels, companies, copyright holders, manufacturers, studios etc) is desirable. However, such an update will be a large one for the site developers to take on - months worth of work. Acknowledging this, and the submitters pressing needs and desires to include ever more entities, and to make the system and guidelines easier to use, an update that will suffice for the medium term is proposed.
This update should fulfil the following criteria:
The proposal is to add a dropdown to the existing label field, allowing other types of entity to be tagged and added.
The existing label / catalog number field looks like this:
The update will change it to look like this:
The dropdown will include a yet-to-be-determined number of entity types
Proposed to be included immediately:
Proposed not to be included in the initial roll out:
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The plus button can be used to add more entities as needed:
On the release page, everything apart from the Label/s *maybe also series?) and associated catalog number/s will be displayed below the tracklisting.
Catalog number do not need to be entered for every entity. Unless the entity has a distance catalog number that belongs to it, we can leave the field blank, and on the entities page, it will display the catalog number from the label.
For this update, the guidelines must give the submitter leeway when they are not sure (or the entity is not defined on the release), and acknowledge that sometimes the roles are not sharply defined.