Differentiating the various types of contributors and artists
- The indirect/musical work contributors are involved in the creation of the abstract work… i.e. the composition
- The resource contributors are involved in the creation of the the sound recording or video
- Artists are the parties labels grant the primary creative credit to. It may reflect a combination of the actual role they played, their contractual relationship with the label with respect to the content, and branding/marketing concerns
- Display Artist on resource level are needed for formal identification of the creation and on release level are influenced by commercial / marketing factors
- Display Artist Name is a formatted string, containing a grouping of all Display Artists. It is a provided by the label as a suggestion on how to present the Display Artists to the consumer.
More details on how to use
DisplayArtistNames can be found here.
More information on contributors and artists:
Before creating a user-defined role code, an implementer is encouraged to investigate whether its role codes are in-line with the separation between direct contributors and indirect contributors. If in doubt, they are encouraged to contact DDEX for advice.
There are two ways of "localise" information such as contributor names. One is by using the Release/ResourceDetailsByTerritory and the other is to use several PartyName composite inside a single ResourceContributor element.
The first approach must be used if the data communicated is materially different (e.g. when a band has different names in different territories, e.g. "The Charlatans" are thus called in the UK but are called "The Charlatans UK" in the US).
The second approach shall be used to support translations and transliterations of the same name (e.g. different spellings of Tchaikovsky in Cyrillic and/or Latin scripts). In this case, each PartyName has to be accompanied by an appropriate LanguageAndScriptCode attribute.