This relationship type belongs to the Alternative Version Relationship Class.
This relationship type is used to link a karaoke version of a song to the original song. A karaoke version is a version of the song with the main vocals removed, designed to be used for karaoke. These are generally produced from the original masters by muting the main vocal track or by using post-processing filters to remove the vocals. Karaoke versions can be found labelled in numerous different ways other than "karaoke": instrumental (even if backing vocals are still present), off vocal, backing track, etc.
- There is no guideline yet for how the begin date fields might be used.
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- The karaoke track should be linked to the version of the original song that it corresponds to. This is typically the version found on the same release.
- If the karaoke track does not correspond to a particular recording of the original song, link it to the earliest version of the original song.
Multiple versions of a song with corresponding karaoke versions: