Minor song naming convention issues 2013-09-22 16:59:54 First thing: I have a lot of spare time so a lot of what I'm talking about may seem stupid. Also I realise with a lot of this there is no right answer but I'd appreciate knowing how other people would deal with these situations!!!1) Dev released a mixtape called "Dev Is Hot: The Mixtape". It contains some songs by other artists which feature Dev. Would you say that, while Dev is the ALBUM ARTIST, these other songs should not have Dev as their ARTIST? For example: Like a G6 (Feat. The Cataracs & Dev) by Fast East Movement. In this mixtape it should be named as such, rather than "Like a G6 (Feat. The Cataracs & Far East Movement)? 2) Would you always put (X Cover) for a cover song? For example, Nightwish have song called "Over the Hills and Far Away" which is a Gary Moore cover. However, iTunes, discogs, and Amazon do not indicate it is a cover. Only Wikipedia lists it as a (Gary Moore cover). Another example: Shakira has a song called Islands. I don't think anywhere indicates it is an (The xx Cover) which I find odd.3) How would you name unofficial demos of the same song? For example, Lana Del Rey has a few demos of the same song which were leaked: Lolita has 4. Would you write them as Lolita (Demo), Lolita (Demo II), etc OR Lolita (Demo 1), Lolita (Demo 2), etc OR Lolita (Demo v1), Lolita (Demo v2) etc?4) When a song is live, I ALWAYS write (Live). If it is acoustic, I write (Acoustic). If it is live and acoustic, I write (Live Acoustic). Some places write (Live Version), or (Acoustic Version), or (Live) (Acoustic Version) etc. What do you do? 5) Do you have an order for brackets? For example in this fake song: Hello (123 Cover) (Feat. Bob) (Live). 6) Some songs use guest vocals but they aren't necessarily too important. For example, Nightwish have two songs: Kinslayer from the album Wishmaster uses Ike Vil's voice. Another song called Erämaan Viimeinen specifically mentions Jonsu as the featured singer. iTunes and Amazon do not mention Ike Vil but do they mention Jonsu, whereas Discogs and Wikipedia mention both. I don't think many people even know of Ike Vil's contribution but many know of Jonsu, so how do you do deal with songs which do contain guest vocals but in very minor amounts such that most places do not even mention it? [I think the problem is that you'd only know about Ike Vil when Nightwish release the full details of each song such as who played what instrument. Discogs has this information but iTunes doesn't]7) Would you write (Acoustic) or (Acoustic Version)? What about (Demo) vs (Demo Version)?