Relationship Types / Artist-Recording / Producer


This indicates an artist who is responsible for the creative and practical day-to-day aspects involved with making a musical recording.

ID: 141
Cardinality of {entity0}: Many relationships (1)
Cardinality of {entity1}: Few relationships (0)
Orderable direction: None (0)
UUID: 5c0ceac3-feb4-41f0-868d-dc06f6e27fc0

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The following attributes can be used with this relationship type:


This attribute describes if a particular role was considered normal or additional.


This typically indicates someone who is either a first-timer, or less experienced, and who is working under the direction of someone who is more experienced.


This typically indicates someone who is less experienced and who is working under the direction of someone who is more experienced.


Use this only for cases when someone is credited as co-[role] (co-producer, co-engineer, etc.) - which generally has a specific meaning that depends on the specific activity but is different from just "there were several people collaborating".


This attribute is to be used if the role was fulfilled in an executive capacity.


This attribute describes the possible instruments that can be captured as part of a performance.
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This specifies the credited task(s) for a relationship that can be credited in many different ways, such as "producer", or one that is otherwise generic, such as "miscellaneous support".


This attribute describes a type of vocal performance.

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Do not infer attributes. Though it may seem logical that, if a work has two or more producers, they are co-producers, this is incorrect. Producer, additional producer, associate producer, co-producer and executive producer are five distinct job titles. If a release has two people credited as "producer", then they each held the producer title, not the co-producer title. The same is true for "additional", "associate", and "executive". Inferred attributes for this relationship type can only result in incorrect relationships. Therefore, credit the relationship only as it appears on the liner, without interpretation.

Feel free to use the free text "task" attribute to store more specific information about the producer role, such as "production manager" or "recording producer", that is not covered by the other attributes.