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Glossary

  • Answer song aka Response song
    • Song made in answer to a previous song, normally performed by another artist.
  • ASIN
    • Amazon Standard Identification Number, a unique identifier for each product on Amazon. Example: B07D31BQHX
  • Author
    • Artist who wrote the lyrics of a work
  • Broadcast
    • Movie, TV show, TV commercial, radio show, radio commercial.
  • Composer
    • Artist who wrote the music of a work
  • Content type
    • Classification of releases: Album, EP, single or video.
  • Double A-side
    • A release without an explicit A-side
  • EAN
    • European Article Number. Also known as bar code. Unique identifier, in this context used for releases.
  • Format type
    • Subclassification of releases based on physical characteristics. Examples: 7'', CD, Tape, etc...
  • (In)transitive credits
    • The credits of the root work are (not) transposed into the credits of the adaptation.
  • IPI
    • Interested Parties Information. International identification number assigned to songwriters and publishers to uniquely identify rights holders.
  • Label series
    • Set of releases which belong to the same number sequence. Example: CK 45012, CK 45013, CK 45014, etc...
  • Live show
    • Stage production, concert, stage musical, ballet, opera or public event
  • Original
    • The first performance of a work, either first performed live, broadcasted, recorded or released.
    • Sound recording copyright symbol. Provides notice of copyright in a sound recording (known as "performance" on SHS), embodied in a phonorecord (known as "release" on SHS). See Wikipedia.
  • Performance
    • A version of a work performed by one or more performing artists.
  • PRO
    • Performing Rights Organization. Examples: ASCAP, BMI, GEMA, etc...
  • Release
    • The physical or digital carrier of a performance. Think of a vinyl single, a CD album, a digital track, etc...
  • Romanization
    • Replacing text written in one script with the characters of the Roman alpabet.
  • Submission
    • A cover any user suggests to be added to the database. A submission has be processed by an editor to become a database entry.
  • Trac
    • Tracking system used in this project for enhancements and bugs.
  • Transliteration
    • Replacing text written in one script with the characters of another script.
  • UPC
    • Universal Product Code. Also known as bar code. Unique identifier, in this context used for releases.
  • Vocalise
    • A performance with vocals but without words. Instead, it features one or more vowel sounds.
  • Version
    • A performance of a work
  • Work
    • The immaterial concept of a musical piece of art, limited by what's defined in advance ("the score").