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14222
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Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:50 pm
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 4:32 pm 
 

Hello there,
Just discovered this forum section now and i take advantage of that for some suggestions i always wanted to propose the site.

There are a lot of albums released by more than just a single label (here a few examples: https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/C ... rds/716898 or https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/A ... ium/658695), since the site allows only one label to be added i always thought would have been a great update to have all of them added like happens on Discogs (same albums there: https://www.discogs.com/it/release/8271 ... alinkarium and https://www.discogs.com/it/release/8271 ... alinkarium), especially because such records are missing when opening not listed label's pages.

Another good, but less important improvement would be replacing the "International" field with the possibility of adding multiple countries for bands.

What do you think?

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MDL
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Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:12 pm
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 4:58 pm 
 

Agreed with replacing "International" with the actual countries. It makes searching and data visualizing more accurate and easier.

As for the labels, I have no idea is it's possible to add an other version of the same album if it was released on a different label. I've seen many situations in which it's mentioned that the release was also released under x label, like here: https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/M ... cow/247258

It would also be easier and more accurate to have that possibility of adding the other labels for the same release.

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14222
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 6:11 pm 
 

Well, currently there is no tool for doing this, the site should implement for both countries and labels the option of adding more fields exactly as it happens with bands on a split.

I personally don't think that adding more album versions with different labels should be correct, mostly because they are not different versions, but just the same edition released by more labels. In addition the situation would become super messy, especially when it's about editions released by 10 labels or so.

I've also realised now that the possibility of adding more labels would be good also on band's pages in addition to albums. It happens very often that bands (especially underground with no contract or contract for just one record) are collaborating with more labels at the same time.

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 4:41 am 
 

Multiple labels per release/band are a planned feature. In the meantime picking one label and listing the rest in the notes is the way to handle this. Do not create multiple versions for each label.
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14222
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 3:39 pm 
 

Sounds great to know it's planned, looking forward to see the upgrade

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