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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-4776

Require confirmation when using Various Artists as a track artist

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: In Development Branch
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Editing interface
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      Description

      if this has been suggested before, excuse me - but i found no related requests.

      is it feasible to totally exclude "Various Artists" from selectable options for track/recording credits when an editor attempts to submit a release to the database (which would more often than not be a VA compilation)? alternatively, prevent the completion of the submission process for as long as any track (and recording, if a new recording is being created) is still credited to Various Artists.

      the problem is quite a number of (newer?) editors have the bad habit of leaving the Various Artists credit unchanged in tracklists when submitting a VA release, and simply mask it with the actual artist name as an alias. and these are near impossible to trace back to source, and so blind "leap-of-faith" edits are called for, particularly when the artist name isn't exactly unambiguous.

      possible?

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            • Assignee:
              reosarevok Nicolás Tamargo
              Reporter:
              fmera fmera
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