Wikipedia:WikiProject Record Labels

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WikiProject Record Labels is a project intended to improve articles on record labels and people (non-artists) involved with labels, i.e. founders and owners. The goal is to make the record label related articles provide basic information in a quick and easy-to-read fashion. Its parent project is WikiProject Music.

Please feel free to ask any questions on the talk page. Below is a basic guide to writing an article on a specific record label related articles.

Style[edit]

Naming[edit]

Shortcuts:

The article name should be the title of the record label name, generally followed by "Records", disambiguated if necessary. Do not pre-emptively disambiguate! When there is no other encyclopedic use of the label, the article should reside at the normal name, e.g. London Records, not London (record label). In cases where disambiguation is needed, an era (Apollo Records (1944)) or location (Ace of Hearts Records (Boston)) parameter may be used.

If the label uses the Latin alphabet, the article name should be at that title. Translations of labels in languages other than English should not be used as titles unless an English language version of the name was used. If the label's name does not use the Latin alphabet, the article name should be the transliterated form of the title using Latin characters. The original language title should appear in parentheses (brackets) in the opening line of the article following the transliteration.

See also: Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English).

Formatting[edit]

Songs and singles are placed in "quotation marks", album titles are italicized and artists are left alone, with punctuation outside quotation marks, for example,

The Beatles' songs "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby" and "Love You To" are from their album Revolver.

Links should only be created to albums or song articles that don't exist if you believe that the album or song most certainly deserve an article.

Capitalization[edit]

As a general rule, the name of the company and "Records" should be capitalized (i.e. Republic Records, not Republic records). Otherwise, Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music)#Capitalization applies.

Disambiguating links[edit]

When linking genres and other terms in the article, be sure it points to the appropriate music-related article and not a disambiguation page. For example, rock should point to rock music and not rock; alternative should point to alternative rock and not alternative, a disambiguation page. Use piped links if necessary. Other terms to look out for are: pop music, band (musical ensemble), LP (gramophone record) and several more.

More style suggestions[edit]

For more style suggestions, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music).

Templates[edit]

Project tag[edit]

WikiProject Record Labels  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Record Labels, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of record labels on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Please add {{WikiProject Record Labels}} along with the quality of the article. You can do this by specifying |class=X, where X is Stub, Start, C, B, A, GA or FA (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment for explanation of terms). Note that the parameter and values are case sensitive. Not all record label related articles have been tagged with {{WikiProject Record Labels}}. Many articles still need to be graded based on quality.

Assessment[edit]

Top priority: Those record labels which are internationally known, and have had a profound impact on the history of recorded sound. Examples: RCA Victor, Columbia, His Master's Voice.

High priority: Those record labels which are generally well known, having a long history of strong sales and musical and/or industry influence. Examples: Warner Bros. Records, Edison Records, Parlophone, Arista.

Mid priority: Those record labels having numerous hits or having a profound impact on a particular field of music. Examples: Rounder, Aladdin, Banner (1920s)

Low priority: All other notable labels.

Assessment discussion

Infobox[edit]

See: Template:Infobox record label

Stubs[edit]

To add an article to the record label stubs category, use {{record-label-stub}}. See Category:Record label stubs for more stubs and info.

Userbox[edit]

To add yourself as a member, put the userbox labeled {{User WikiProject Record Labels}} on your user page.

Vinyl disc icon.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Record Labels.

To see who has joined the project, see Category:WikiProject Record Labels members.

Current members below need to place this userbox on their page and then remove their name from the list.

Articles[edit]

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion

Review and assessment[edit]

Statistics[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.

Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects