This article is a part of Believe's Audio Content Guidelines.
Original version. The standard, original version of an album, track, or music video must not include any additional information in the title unless it is needed to identify the content. Note that the track title without a version field is counted as “Original Version” or “Original Mix”, do not indicate them in the version field.
Unaccepted versions. List of unaccepted versions (the list can vary): Original Version, Album Version, Exclusive, Limited Edition, Tone, Alert Tone, Text Tone, Ringtone, Ringtone Version, E-Release, Digital Only, Digital Download, Digital Single, E-Album, 2 CD Set, With Lyrics, Official Music Video, Full Song Video, Full Version.
Do not submit any title version information that is already addressed with store badges or tags. For example: Clean Version, Explicit Version, Apple Digital Masters…
Album Version Information. If multiple versions of an album exist, the album title version must be used to indicate the correct version.
If an album offers more content than the standard version of the album (for example, extra tracks or a bonus video), indicate the difference in the album version field. An album containing only music videos needs to be labeled "Video Album" in the album version.
Multiple Version. It is possible to use multiple track or album versions to identify the content. The rule of formatting multiple versions is following:
- The first version must be enclosed in parentheses - “()”
- The second version must be enclosed in brackets “”
- The third and each next version must be enclosed in double brackets “[]”
For example, “Whole Lotta Love (Fatboy Slim Remix) [Radio Edit] [[Live]]”
In case of multiple versions, the order should be from less generic version to most generic version.
Track Version information. All track titles performed by the same artist on an album must be unique, except for different versions of the same track that are differentiated by Parental Advisory tags.
To differentiate multiple versions of the same track title, use terms in parentheses or brackets such as: Alternate Take (for example, 1, 2, and so on), Live, Instrumental, Single Version, Radio Edit, Special Format Mix (for example, 12“ Mix), Extended, Session Date Version (for example, 1947 Version), Incomplete, Rehearsal, Breakdown, Male Version, etc.
Standard spellings with no abbreviations should be used for track version information.