Credit Translations / German

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List of common German words used to express the credits information in releases.


Authorship
GermanMusicBrainz relationship
Musik: artistartist composed (Composer Relationship Type)
Komposition: artist
Komponist: artist
komponiert von artist
Text: artistartist wrote the lyrics for (Lyricist Relationship Type)
Liedtext: artist
Arrangement: artistartist arranged (Arranger Relationship Type)
arrangiert von artist


Performance
GermanMusicBrainz relationship
Dirigent: artistartist conducted (Conductor Relationship Type)


Production
GermanMusicBrainz relationship
produziert von artistartist produced (Producer Relationship Type)
Produktion: artist
Produzent: artist
aufgenommen von artistartist recorded (Recording Engineer Relationship Type)
Aufnahme: artist
bearbeitet von artistartist edited (Editor Relationship Type)
programmiert von artistartist programmed (Programmer Relationship Type)
gemischt von artistartist mixed (Mix Engineer Relationship Type)
gemastert von artistartist mastered (Mastering Engineer Relationship Type)
Toningenieur: artistartist sound engineered / audio engineered (Engineer Relationship Type)

(It can mean either and the Toningenieur often does both it seems.)

Tontechniker: artist
Tonassistent: artistartist assistant engineered? (Engineer Relationship Type with Assistant Relationship Attribute)
graphische Gestaltung: artistartist provided graphic design on (Graphic Design Relationship Type)


Instruments
GermanMusicBrainz instrument
Flöte flute

(It can actually mean any flute, including recorders, not just the concert flute.)

Querflöte transverse flute, typically the concert flute
Blockflöte recorder
Trompete trumpet
Orgel organ
Geige violin
Violine
Bratsche viola
Viola
Gitarre guitar
Akustikgitarre acoustic guitar
akustische Gitarre
E-Gitarre electric guitar
elektrische Gitarre
Elektrogitarre
Stromgitarre
zwölfseitige Gitarre 12 string guitar
Bass bass (guitar)
Bassgitarre
E-Bass electric bass guitar
elektrischer Bass
Harfe harp
Klavier piano
Piano
Flügel grand piano
Tasteninstrument keyboard instrument

(any type, including keyboards, pianos, organs, ...)

Trommel(n) drum(s)
Schlagzeug drumset
Tamburin tambourine
Tambourin
Schellentrommel
Glocke(n) bell(s)


Vocals
GermanMusicBrainz vocal
Gesang vocals
Hauptgesang lead vocals
Hintergrundgesang background vocals
Chor choir


Other common terms
GermanEnglish
Lied song
Ton sound, audio
Verlag publisher
Spur track

(as in a single track that an engineer is working with)

Tonspur
zusätzlich

(zusätzliche, zusätzliches)

additional
Tonstudio recording studio
Schallplatte vinyl record
Platte
Orchester orchestra