Style / Miscellaneous

Status: This is an official style guideline.

This page is for small guidelines that don’t need their own wiki page.

Use of special characters

Use of basic ASCII punctuation characters such as ' and " is allowed, but typographically-correct punctuation (such as ’ for the English apostrophe) is preferred. The Classical Style Guide has its own rules about punctuation in titles; please follow that guideline where it applies. Use normal Latin letters for Roman numerals: their Unicode versions exist only for compatibility purposes and its use is discouraged by the standard (p.754).

As always, Artist intent overrides this guideline.

“Top something” Playlists

Bootleg torrents that are compilations based on playlists of charts authorities (like Billboard’s) should not be stored in MusicBrainz as releases. These playlists are often copyrighted by their issuers.

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