Adding and editing albums on UtaiteDB
Unofficial, fanmade compilation albums (bootlegs) or mixes, where the authors don't have permissions to use the songs, are generally not allowed. The staff members reserve the right to remove these entries should they deem it necessary.
Always enter artists individually. Artists such as "producer feat. vocalist" (for example, "MikitoP feat. Rib") are not needed. The system will produce these "artists strings" automatically.
Sometimes it's necessary to credit people that aren't in the database, and it doesn't make sense to add an entry for them. For example if the song in the database is a remix/cover of an anime song, the original composer doesn't need to be added to the database, but should be credited nevertheless. These "extra artists" can then be assigned into roles just like artists that are in the database. However, for all utaite-related artists, it's necessary to create an entry for that artist.
Support status has a number of effects:
- Artists with the support status never appear in the "artist string" of the album. This has been "abused" to make other artists not appear in the artist string, which isn't completely wrong, but there might be more correct ways to work around that.
- On the album entry page, support artists are shown in parenthesis, and after all the other artists.
- Albums or songs where the artist has support status never appear on the first tab of artist's entry page, under recent or popular albums.
- These albums also never appear on the artist's "main albums" tab.
When an artist participates as a band/unit with others under one name, the album in question should not be counted as a solo work, but rather, a collaboration. Using support status correctly for these types of album entries will make the album appear in the "collaboration" tab for each member's own artist page, while appearing in the "main albums" tab for the band/unit's page.
Once in a while, you might encounter albums that have both utaites and unrelated vocalists/artists. You're allowed to create separate pages for the unrelated artists (under the "other vocalist"/"other individual" role).
- Original album - Album that consists mostly of previously unpublished songs.
- Single - Contains one or two individual tracks. Alternate versions (instrumentals and remixes) are usually not counted.
- EP - Meaning extended play. Contains 3-4 individual tracks. Alternate versions (instrumentals and remixes) are usually not counted.
- Split album - Collaboration between two or more (but usually just two) equal artists, where all artists have roughly the same number of songs.
- Compilation - Collection of previously published songs, gathered from one or more earlier albums. For example, "best of" collections.
- Video - Disc containing mostly music videos, usually a DVD or Blu-Ray.
- Other - For albums that don't fit into anything above.
These are only suggestions, use common sense when determining album type. For example, an album with a single song that by itself is as long as a regular album (the definition on Wikipedia says over 25 minutes), can be counted as "original album" instead of single. If unsure of which type to use, try to find out how the artists themselves call the album. For more elaborate descriptions, please refer to Wikipedia, Discogs or Musicbrainz.
Special types of albums that are not standalone releases, such as retailer bonuses or package enclosure (such as albums included with books or magazines) discs, should also have its own entries.
- The album has at least one name whose language option isn't "Unspecified."
- All artists responsible of the album are specified. Usually there should be at least one vocalist or group. Whenever it makes sense, each of those artists should have an entry in the database. If you can't locate some of the artists, please leave the entry as draft.
- Album type isn't "Unspecified." Try to find the correct type.
- The album has has at least a release year.
- The album has a complete tracklist.