• rassel over 13 years ago

    Thinking about the possibilites on how to further shorten the artist pages, there would be a possiblity.
    We know now, that there will be some kind of tabbing for the artist pages, separating the different kind of credits and types of releases on a tab of their own. Cool

    Now, if we look at the "Appears on" listing of famous artist, we see tons of compilations where they appear with one or two songs.
    The shortening using the master release didn't work out very well on the compilations.

    There are three types of "appears on":
    1) The artist is credited for the entire release
    2) The artist is credited for two or more songs
    3) The artist is credited for one song

    While in the case of 1) there are not many possibilites to shorten things, we could try to shorten 2) and 3). As there are mostly the same songs compiled on many compilations, we could fold the "appears on" section by song instead of release. In the case of 2), where the artist is credited for more than one song, this release should appear in more than one folded song container.
    This could work without need for any kind of Master Release for songs, the system could detect the songs and fold them.

    Idea?
  • auboisdormant over 13 years ago

    rassel
    As there are mostly the same songs compiled on many compilations, we could fold the "appears on" section by song instead of release. In the case of 2), where the artist is credited for more than one song, this release should appear in more than one folded song container.

    I've been thinking if this is possible too, it would be extremely good for songwriters especially. The songs are their most important work anyways, and a complete, clear list of the songs they have written would be a lot handier than a list of the releases where the songs appear.

    Check out Irving Mills for example, the list just keeps on repeating the same song titles all over again and again.
  • Unint over 13 years ago

    rassel
    This could work without need for any kind of Master Release for songs, the system could detect the songs and fold them.


    You would still need massive manual intervention because of abbreviated titles, typos, foreign versions of titles, bilingual title listings, boy/girl variations, variations in diacritics...
  • NESQUiK over 13 years ago

    NESQUiK edited over 13 years ago
    Unint

    rassel
    This could work without need for any kind of Master Release for songs, the system could detect the songs and fold them.

    You would still need massive manual intervention because of abbreviated titles, typos, foreign versions of titles, bilingual title listings, boy/girl variations, variations in diacritics...


    Yes. I think a Master Track ID would be even easier than "detecting" the songs and folding them.

    So vote for Track IDs! http://www.discogs.com/disbugs/1017
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    nik over 13 years ago

    I like this idea, not sure if it is practical or workable, will ask Kevin.

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