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MCA gold-stamped covers are not unique releases
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Unicode table
Unicode Character Strikethrough Generator
Common Runout Groove Etchings, Version 7
Discogs Text Formatting
Beach Boys U.S. Discography
Guide to dating Columbia labels from London Jazz Collector
W.B.'s guide to Sixties Columbia label dating
Guide to dating Blue Note labels from London Jazz Collector
General guide to Capitol and Apple label configs + dating, and Beatles in specific
Canadian Capitol pressings, and Capitol prefix decoding
Columbia Recording Studios Master Number Decoder
Anorak's Pressing Plant & Dating Info
About RCA Tan-label Pressings
Complete guide to RCA Lp label datiing
The Blue Note Labelography
Explanation of E A S T emboss on WEA labels. It's a pressing indicator, not a PPID.
PolyGram US Plant Codes
BMI Repertoire Search Tool
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Cosimo Matassa story
Runout Etch Visual Sigs from First Press Records
A&M Label Plant Codes: A&M Records
The UK Recording Studios Resource
US Record Pressing Plant List - useful!
Steely Dan "Aja" original pressing info
Takoma Label Dating Guide
Nik says don't put "first pressing" into FTF
Don't Forget The Motor City - complete Motown songwriter's index
RecordCorrectErrors
Global Dog Productions Discographies
Frank Daniels "Across The Universe" Beatles page
The Beatles Bible
The Secret Society Of Lathe Trolls
The U.S. Copyright Catalog Search (1978-Present)
Discogs Master List of Recording Studios
Excellent list of indie Carolina Soul & Funk artists: http://www.carolinasoul.org/site/
Capitol Custom Master Number Decoder
RCA Victor Master Serial Number Decoder
CD Manuafacturing Companies By Index
Elektra Records Master Discograpy
Warner Bros. Loss Leaders Info Page
Tim Neely on Columbia Lp prefix meanings and dates
CTI Records Discography
Guide to Pressing Ring measurements
History of Specialty and Allied Records pressing plants
SOCAN Public Reperetoire
RIAA Gold & Platinum Award Lookup
The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia - Not exhaustive, but a good resource
Pink Floyd Archives
List of CD/DVD SID Codes

MCA USA Label Dating Guide

Staff Decisions and How-Tos:
• You should not automatically add a Lacquer Cut At credit based solely upon the presence of an engineer's signature in the runouts.
RSG §4.7.6 on adding individual disc catalog numbers other than the main cat. # to submissions
nik says to use Supervised By for production assistant - https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/204402#2546435
• Staff opinion regarding Choosing Master Record Key Releases
• Listing Polydor Int'l #s on US Releases: Here and here
nik says you have three months to challenge an image hijack

Don't put extra characters into Runout fields to distinguish betwwen etched and stamped portions.
• Parentheses are not a part of the Matrix number.
Don't use small-caps or cursive alphabet Unicode in BaOI fields.
Runout variants must be entered in sets.

DIfferent printer fabrication code? Different sub.

It is perfectly acceptable to enter Pressing Plant info in the Free Text Field. Staff opinions from Nik and Diognes:
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/410402#3798325
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/368277?page=1#3417497
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/368277?page=1#6987372
Diognes explains how to do it right (January, 2018): https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/368277?page=2#7523520

Diognes endorses single-line Lp runout entries in the Forum discussion starting here and ending here, and also in the discussion beginning here and ending here.
Oh, and Here.

DtF says it’s fine to enter Pressing plant and link to it in Release Notes.

How to deal with Corporate legal ending differences...

On explaining stamped vs. etched portions of runouts in BaOI descriptionfields, Diognes_The_Fox says in this Forum thread:
"If there is a good reason for differentiation, it might be a good place to expand that information out in the release notes rather than trying to come up with some system to force it into the matrix area. I have had some instances where knowing about stamped/etched differences was useful, but those are pretty extreme cases."

If a Production Company credit is given without the words "Produced For", use the LCCN "Record Company" role instead..

References to Forum decisions with Staff involvement regarding how to credit the EMI logo on releases of owned labels:
- https://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/357196
- https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/958931#9710345
- https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/768565
- https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/150435?message_id=1936916#1936916
- https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/284020?message_id=3022112#3001195

nik on PAN swaps.

Post-manufacture stickered copies are not unique:
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/206433
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/387485
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/400636
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/414302
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/696892
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/715508
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/773597
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/793569
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/796224
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/822898
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/824133
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/869278
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/885934
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/939146
etc.

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