So it goes...

Data > Images -- Many moons ago using Discogs helped me to choose a career path, I am now working as a systems librarian and cataloguer. -- That does mean that I get paid to catalogue music. Just saying. -- © ® Ⓟ ™ ?

Australian Label/Company Research -- ASIC for information about Australian companies -- ASIC company dataset, easier to search through when downloaded -- ACCC Public Register - Australian public register of murders and executions -- Australian Business register - Lists of company trading names -- Australian trademark search -- APRA AMCOS Search Australia's music rights organisation

Australian Artist Research -- Australian Dictionary of Biography -- Trove digitised newspapers -- Australian industry magazine

ROW company research -- UK company information -- NZ Government Gazette NZ cessation and name changes of companies -- British Newspaper Archive (See if your local library has a subscription) -- Billboard Magazine -- EBSCO Full text search for many music publications and newspapers including: -- Rolling Stone

Film and TV music resources -- Oz Movies Great data with a terrible search, best to search via Google

Video game music resources -- Metadata dump of video game discs Check cuesheets for audio tracks -- Video Game Music Preservation Foundation -- VGMdb Not very good catalogue records but sometimes has the necessary info -- World of Game Music Same as above, some different info -- List of Red Book standard game discs

Informative -- What is a CD glass master? -- How It's Made: Compact Discs -- Packaging terminology -- Cassette shell terminology -- Australian Classification logo history -- What Is A Red Book CD?

Useful Forum Contributions -- Guidelines are not Rules -- Sampler in an MR? -- Pressing info in FTF to differentiate -- Logo (usually) = label -- Merge releases with no uniquely identifying information -- CD, Enhanced is used for video games regardless of "Enhanced CD", "Mixed Mode", "CD Extra", etc. -- Picture sleeves vs Generic sleeves -- Invalidating labels guidelines -- Country for file releases

Matrix Info -- Describing a logo or symbol in the matrix -- Do not change currently added BAOI data and again here: No personal preference BAOI editing -- Diognes_The_Fox's personal preference BAOI solution -- SID codes are sometimes part of a complete matrix, do not remove them (2011) - A reminder from 2014

Extrapolation/Interpretation/External Sources -- When is a main artist not a main artist? -- Add a cat number from the label page -- Want to intuitively add credits? Yes for classical music, no for most else -- No interpreting dates from matrix info -- ANVs are okay for external sources of information being add as [Uncredited] -- Agreement to use fuller form of name as PAN with verifiable research -- Revert conflicting dates to Month/Year or Year

Unique Releases -- No SID and SID are unique releases -- Different manufactureres in matrix are unique releases -- Matte vs Glossy booklet / box / packaging

Random Pedantic Stuff -- Main artists should not be adjusted for perceived worth -- 3 or 6 month rule -- No brainer edits do not require concensus

Admin -- Discogs Dummy Release™ -- Link to help restore a MR -- Link to edit disabled artists Change XXXX to artist ID -- Create a Master Release from scratch

Research I have completed -- Mostly Australian artists -- Some of the references are in forum threads and some in artist history, some in both.
Graeme Bell and groups -- Forum thread
Australian military and public service bands -- Ongoing -- Forum thread about ABC Bands & Jim Davidson (3) -- Forum thread about Australian Army bands
Australian Rocky Horror Show casts

Drafts I keep in my collection because they have been deemed unworthy for various reasons:
Faith No More - B Sides And Alternate Versions (heaps of people still have this in their collection because it was merged with a KFAD release)
Mr. Bungle - Bowl Of Chiley (DIY Remaster) (No digital bootlegs allowed)
Recent Activity
added Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites to their collection. 3 days ago
added Mike Patton - 1922 to their collection. 3 days ago
added Grizzly Steppe - Svalbard to their collection. 6 days ago
added Film - The Place Beyond The Pines to their collection. 6 days ago
added Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home to their collection. 9 days ago
added Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo to their collection. 9 days ago
submitted Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home. 9 days ago
added Clint Mansell - High-Rise (Original Soundtrack Recording) to their collection. 11 days ago
added Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding to their collection. 11 days ago
added Topology - Tortured Remixes to their collection. 11 days ago
added Max Richter - Voices to their collection. 11 days ago
added Serge Gainsbourg - Simply Gainsbourg (3 CDs From The Genius Of Chanson) to their collection. 13 days ago
submitted Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho. 13 days ago
added Josh Abrahams And Amiel Daemion* - Addicted To Bass to their collection. 16 days ago
added Funkoars - The Hangover to their collection. 16 days ago
added Massive Attack - Mezzanine to their collection. 16 days ago
added Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World – Country Hits 1958-1972 to their collection. 16 days ago
added Mr. Bungle - Bowl Of Chiley (DIY Remaster) to their collection. 17 days ago
added Various - Generation Bass Presents: Transnational Dubstep to their collection. 17 days ago
added Jim O'Rourke - Simple Songs to their collection. 17 days ago
added Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline to their collection. 17 days ago
added Mike Patton - The Place Beyond The Pines (Music From The Motion Picture) to their collection. 17 days ago
added Various - Advance Australia Fair to their collection. 18 days ago
submitted Fumio Miyashita - Angel Of Joy. 18 days ago
added Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue to their collection. 18 days ago
added Hamish & Andy - Unessential Listening to their collection. 18 days ago
added Ghost (32) - Meliora to their collection. 18 days ago
added Barry Adamson - Oedipus Schmoedipus to their collection. 18 days ago
added Various - Headspace: A Tribute To Severed Heads to their collection. 18 days ago
added The Verve - Urban Hymns to their collection. 18 days ago
added Various - Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions - Chapter One to their collection. 18 days ago
added Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins - Unearthing to their collection. 19 days ago
added 3* - A Fiendish Threat to their collection. 20 days ago
added Ekoplekz - Bioprodukt to their collection. 20 days ago
submitted E.S.T. - Viaticum. 20 days ago
added Regurgitator - Jingles to their collection. 22 days ago
submitted Sophia Danai & The Dirty Sample - Wishing Well Redux. 24 days ago
submitted Chadio & The Dirty Sample - No Wives Club Instrumentals. 24 days ago
submitted John Pinette - I'm Starvin'!. 27 days ago
submitted Jamie Kennedy - Unwashed. 27 days ago
submitted The Cooks (2) - Morsels. 27 days ago
added Max Richter - The Congress to their collection. 27 days ago
added Cristobal Tapia De Veer* - Humans (Original Soundtrack) to their collection. 27 days ago
submitted The Cars - The Cars Greatest Hits. 27 days ago
submitted Luar Na Lubre - Lo Mejor De Luar Na Lubre (XV Aniversario). 27 days ago
submitted Maddy Prior With The Carnival Band* - Sing Lustily And With Good Courage. 28 days ago
submitted Various - Chants, Danses Et Mélodies De Bretagne. 28 days ago
submitted Jean Ritchie - British Traditional Ballads In The Southern Mountains Volume 2. 28 days ago
submitted John Jacob Niles - The Best Of John Jacob Niles. 28 days ago
added Einstürzende Neubauten - Greatest Hits to their collection. about 1 month ago