Relationship Types / Artist-Recording / Engineer


This describes an engineer who performed a general engineering role.

ID: 138
Cardinality of {entity0}: Many relationships (1)
Cardinality of {entity1}: Few relationships (0)
Orderable direction: None (0)
UUID: 5dcc52af-7064-4051-8d62-7d80f4c3c907

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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.

start date

end date


The start and end dates should be used to indicate the first and last dates for when the engineer worked on engineering the recording.

Do not infer attributes. Though it may seem logical that, if a work has two or more engineers, they are co-engineers, this is incorrect. Engineer, additional engineer, associate engineer, co-engineer, and executive engineer are five distinct job titles. If a release has two people credited as "engineer", then they each held the engineer title, not the co-engineer 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.