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Hi everyone, does someone knows if the country of a digital media release (amazon, spotify, itunes, ..) is [worldwide] or not
Or should there be several release events: amazon.com -> USA, amazon.fr -> France, but how to handle iTunes and Bandcamp?
When is a release event Worldwide?
And also i want to ask if it is possible / allowed to add a Spotify links (stream for free) to a CD (hard copy) release? I had a discussion a while ago and i am not sure what to do ..
I usually put [worldwide] for digital media releases that can be purchased for download from anywhere in the world
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there are some digital releases which are actually not possible to get from anywhere in the world -- a lot of japanese websites block foreign IP addresses, for example, lol
hibiscuskazeneko: cool casiopea song you linked the other day :)
I'm considering buying some of their stuff if I can find it
COME ON CAA, LOAD MAH COVER ART :<
it does take a while
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latsni: for iTunes I usually put the country of that iTunes store (it's in the URL), because I know that one exists and I don't want to spend time checking if its available in other country stores.
latsni: no, I don't think spotify links should be added to a CD -- they're different releases IMO.
kuno: okay thx, but it is okay to add them to digital releases or are they different, too?
I'd probably add them to digital releases (as long as the tracklist and content are the same)
latsni: that should be OK -- I personally don't think digital releases should be treated like that, but the consensus in MB seems to be that if a digital release has the same tracklist, it's the same release
(even if they might sound slightly different because amazon, itunes and spotify all use their own lossy MP3/M4A encoding)
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The only exception would be if the distribution changed hands (as was the case with a certain 2NE1 single)
kuno: thx :)
latsni: Bandcamp releases should be [worldwide], btw. IIRC, they don't employ any per-country restrictions.
but maybe countries do?:)
Sure, but if something is released everywhere but North Korea, I would probably still go for [worldwide].
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flamingspinach: what is the definition of script then? because the booklet is definitely printed in latin. here is photo of it http://imgur.com/CPGwKz1
The "script" of a release is the writing system predominantly used on the release
hibiscuskazenek1: yes, but whether the katakana tracklisting is a pseudo-release or not depends on whether that japanese edition has a katakana tracklist on the backcover or a latin tracklisting on the backcover.
I have almost never seen transliterations on the back covers of foreign artists' releases
I've seen it a few times, I don't add that much japanese stuff so I'll take your word for it if you say it's super-rare. it does happen though :)
I've only seen it with Japanese domestic artists who have worked overseas (e.g. Minako Honda)