I just noticed that we have a tag and tag. Should we keep them separate, or should we make one a synonym of the other?

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    (Note that I have suggested an edit a few hours ago, so when it gets approved, no question will have the music-history tag anymore … for the moment.)
    – unor
    Feb 25, 2015 at 15:59

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I'd say we make a synonym of since this site is about music at it's core it's implied that most history questions will in some way be related to music.

  • If thy weren't related to music, they'd be off-topic anyway, so +1 from me.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 26, 2015 at 13:26

Caveat - this answer is about possible theoretical usage of tag, NOT about any questions that may or may not be currently covered by it today.

In my opinion, is a valid separate tag for very specific usage - that is, questions about music as it applies to/affects overall history (as opposed to history of music itself).

Example: questions like "effect of XYZ songs on morale of troops in WWII".

Litmus test is that usually, such questions might be on-topic on History.SE, but would be likely a better fit here, either because there are likely to be more topic experts on this site; or because they are insufficiently academically rigorous for History.SE's academic taste.

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