Discogs Placeholders

Some text within the Database Guidelines will need to be preserved in English. This is because certain phrases act as categories or filters.

For example: “Not On Label” or “Unknown Artist” are both phrases that can’t be translated without adding a new Label or Artist to the Discography.

In the next week, I will add String Instructions for strings that include placeholder phrases:

If you are ever unsure if a word or phrase is a placeholder, please add a comment to the string and click “Add as issue”.

Here’s an example of how a placeholder is correctly handled in a French translation:


Discogs Placeholders

Artist Placeholders:

Label Placeholders:

  • Not On Label
  • Not On Label (ArtistName Self-released) 
  • none

Label, Company, Catalog Number Placeholders:

  • Label
  • Series
  • Record Company
  • Licensed To
  • Licensed From 
  • Licensed Through
  • Marketed By
  • Distributed By
  • Manufactured By
  • Exported By
  • Produced For
  • Recorded By
  • Manufactured For
  • Phonographic Copyright (p)
  • Copyright (c)
  • Made By
  • Pressed By
  • Duplicated By
  • Printed By
  • Published By
  • Recorded At
  • Engineered At
  • Produced At
  • Overdubbed At
  • Mixed At
  • Remixed At
  • Mastered At
  • Lacquer Cut At
  • Glass Mastered At 
  • Designed At
  • Filmed At
  • Exclusive Retailer

Barcode & Other Identifiers

  • Barcode
  • Label Code
  • Matrix / Runout
  • Mastering SID Code
  • Mould SID Code
  • Pressing Plant ID
  • Distribution Code
  • Price Code
  • SPARS Code
  • Dep├│sito Legal
  • ASIN
  • ISRC
  • Rights Society

Format & Descriptions

  • Mini
  • Minimax
  • Business Card
  • Shape
  • CD-ROM
  • CDi
  • CD+G
  • HDCD
  • VCD
  • AVCD
  • SVCD
  • Advance
  • Album
  • Mini-Album
  • EP
  • Maxi-Single
  • Single
  • Compilation
  • Club Edition
  • Copy Protected
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Enhanced
  • Limited Edition
  • Mispress
  • Misprint
  • Mixed
  • Mixtape
  • Numbered
  • Partially Mixed
  • Partially Unofficial
  • Promo
  • Reissue
  • Remastered
  • Repress
  • Sampler
  • Special Edition
  • Test Pressing
  • Transcription
  • Unofficial Release
  • Stereo
  • Mono
  • Quadraphonic
  • Ambisonic
  • Multichannel
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • SECAM

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