Wikipedia:WikiProject American music

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WikiProject American music
USmusicmap.png
This WikiProject is about the American music.
Shortcut WP:USMUSIC
Categories WikiProject American music, American music
Portals Portal icon Music portal
Portal icon United States portal
Parent
project(s)
Music, United States
Project banner template {{WikiProject United States|USMusic=yes}}
Userbox {{User WikiProject American music}}
Has goals? Yes
Assessment WikiProject American music/Assessment

Welcome to the American music WikiProject on the English Wikipedia! We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to music of the United States.

Goals[edit]

  • Standardize coverage of American music, songs and musicians.
  • Improve lower-quality articles to Good or Featured status.
  • Maintain and further improve articles already of high-quality.

Scope[edit]

  • This purpose of this project is to standardize the coverage of American music, songs and musicians within Wikipedia. This includes deciding how pages should be formatted, which pages should and should not be created, designing templates, etc. This project is not yet completely defined, so feel free to make suggestions on the talk page.

Guidelines[edit]

  • All articles related to American music should follow the notability guideline for music. See WP:Music
  • Capitalization should follow the rules of the English Wikipedia, NOT the rules by academic sources. See WP:CAPITALIZATION

Acceptable charts[edit]

The following are acceptable charts and may be used in articles:

  • Billboard charts - for albums, sales, singles and certifications only
  • RIAA - for certifications only

*These sites do not archive the charts. You must manually archive the charts in order to source them. A website like WebCite is acceptable.

For more information, see WP:GOODCHARTS and WP:USCHARTS

Unacceptable charts[edit]

The following are unacceptable and should not be used in articles:

  • Amazon
  • ARC Weekly Top 40
  • iTunes
  • Radio Disney
  • Viacom/MTV Networks Countdowns (VH1 VSpot and CMT Top 20 Countdowns)
  • World Albums Top 40/World Singles Top 40

For more information, see WP:BADCHARTS

Participants[edit]

If you want to get involved in this project, please add your name with # {{User|YOURUSERNAMEHERE}} ~~~~~ to the Participants list, and to indicate any areas of particular interest in alphabetical order.

Active participants[edit]

  1. Akihironihongo (talk · contribs)
  2. rlp17 (talk · contribs) - Music is my passion. Whether it be in a song, a video, sheet music, MIDIs, documentaries, etc. Created the Re:Generation article from scratch (and it was my first), so I think I've got the process down. Am prone to challenging edits (#lol)

There is a userbox available for members of this project. Please feel free to put this on your userpage by adding {{User WikiProject American music}}. Alternatively, if you do not wish to use the userbox, you may add [[Category:WikiProject American music participants|{{PAGENAME}}]] to the end of your user page.

Statistics[edit]

Index · Statistics · Log

Tagging and Assessment[edit]

Any articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with {{WikiProject United States|class=|importance=|USMusic=|USMusic-importance=}} banner. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to help in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. They also play a role in the WP:1.0 program, which the WikiProject uses to help automate some of the assessing process.

  • The template should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them under the project's radar. It looks like this:
WikiProject United States / American Music  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This page is supported by WikiProject American music.
 

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject United States}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:American music articles by quality. WP:1.0 also produces a statistics page, and a log of articles assessed.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject American music:

Resources[edit]

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

Tips[edit]

?. Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. "We want to learn editors to write proper" There are helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images

Recognized content[edit]

These of our recognized content for WikiProject American music. Featured content and good articles are what Wikipedia editors believe are some of the best work on Wikipedia. Before being listed here, content must pass the appropriate featured or good article candidacy for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style.


Featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Good article nominees[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]


Announcements[edit]

Today's featured articles
Good article nominees
Peer reviews


Related music and descendant WikiProjects[edit]

Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects