Style / Unknown and untitled / Special purpose label

Status: This is an official style guideline.

In a number of situations, it was convenient to create "phony" label entries in the database, to deal with some special cases.

Special purpose labels are similar in intent and functioning to special purpose artists.

Please note that you shouldn't create new special purpose labels all by yourself without prior discussion about it with other editors, usually on the style mailing list.

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Special cases

Informal special cases

There are no informal cases at that time.

Incorrect collection labels

There are no incorrect collection listed at that time.

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About white-labels

Note that in a number of cases white labels releases are actually possible to track down to a proper label (either from information engraved in the vinyl, or from third party sources). While such research is not expected from casual editors, and while it's perfectly legit to add such releases to [no label], editors willing to go further can certainly use the proper label instead, if any.

About auto-releases (or self-releases)

In some (somewhat rare) cases there is an imprint on the release (possibly the artist wants to give his "label" an identity). You may use that instead of [no label].


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