I propose adding a new label type “Imprint” for label entities which are
merely a logo, and have no company behind them.
In addition, I propose an AR for this imprint label type, “has imprint”.
This would basically be the same as the “subsidiary” AR, but for
The idea behind this is to help distinguish the labels when a logo has
similar text to the name of the company that owns it, and/or has
transferred through several owners over the years.
This does not mean that every standalone label needs to be split into
two: If an “original production” label simply uses its own logo as the
imprint, it should be acceptable to only have the one label in MB. This
AR is intended for more situations when an imprint label is created for
a specific product line or has more complex lineage.
On 01/27/2014 03:20 AM, Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren wrote:
> Relationship added. Type will be added when the devs are around. Please
> update http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Label/Type in the meantime :)
I may have strayed a bit into -style territory with the “Imprint vs.
Company” section, but I felt it needed some clarification that we don’t
need to make a separate 'imprint' and 'original production' label every
time a company uses its own logo.