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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:29 pm 

some bands are signed to different labels for different releases, at the same time... CD albums on one, 7"/12" vinyl singles and EPs on another, for example. which one should be listed as "Current Label" on the band page?

I noticed that band x may have released their last album on label y a while ago, they now put out an EP on label z, and they appear on label z's "past roster", which is quite misleading...

thanks for wisdom :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:32 pm 

I am pretty sure the "current" label should be the label they release full lenghts under and are otherwise payed by.
But fuck,I am not an expert.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:24 pm 

The "current label" for a band page should be the label that the band is mainly under, if possible. It should not be the latest album label, unless you know for a fact that, that label is the band's label.

If there are multiple labels for a release, just put one in the label area, and the rest in the additional notes. Including multiple labels is on the list for future updates.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:02 am 

Example Manilla Road releases their CDs through one label - Shadow Kingdom - and all their vinyl through High Roller Records but the vinyl is licensed to High Roller by Shadow Kingdom. Shadow Kingdom is therefore their Current Label.

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