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Adding New Tags

Can we please add tags, such as one-direction, harry-styles, liam-payne, niall-horan, louis-tomlinson, zayn, collaborations, 2010's, Noughties, 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's, etc. WILL BE UPDATED WHEN I ...
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Should we be strict with the identification tags?

We presently have several identify-this-x tags: I've noticed that some posts with this tag tend to be off of memory alone (here, here, and here are a few). While these posts can be interesting, and ...
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The [identify*]-question question: Time for a trial separation?

Full dislosure: It was an identify question of my own that initially turned me onto this site. TL;DR Music Fans SE should engage in a time-limited trial run of restricting or eliminating "...
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Can we synonymize the tags [fatboy-slim] and [norman-cook]?

The musician Norman Cook is also popularly known by the pseudonym Fatboy Slim. We currently have the tags norman-cook as well as fatboy-slim; there are 2 questions with the former tag, 4 questions ...
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Should we merge the tags [definition] and [terminology]?

We currently have the tags definition and terminology which seem to be used with the same purpose. The [terminology] tag is one of our more popular tags with 60 questions, and it also has some ...
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Can we burninate the tag [track]?

The tag track has no excerpt or wiki, and there are four questions tagged with it: Why are bonus tracks so common in japanese versions? What is the genre of "Kiss me (IMSA remix)"? Original ...
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Introducing the [european] tag

I am constantly frustrated by the lack of relevant tags here at Music Fans. So, I decided to test the waters of tag-creation by introducing the european tag. I understand that this site is fairly slow ...
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Can we merge our synonymised tags?

Tag synonymization is officially considered a precursor to merging. To quote from a post by @animuson♦ on Meta SE: [U]ltimately, this action should happen at some point. If everyone is too afraid ...
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Do we really need the [song-title] tag when we have the [identify-this-song] tag?

It looks like the unknown-title tag was burninated back in 2016 because it was too similar to identify-this-song. It sure looks like most questions tagged song-title are either "What is the title?" ...
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New tag: [blend-s]

I just created a new tag blend-s on one of my questions. Can we further develop this tag - for example, adding a description to it or something?
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Should we merge the tags [unknown-performer] and [unknown-composer]?

We currently have the two tags unknown-performer and unknown-composer. However, we use the single tag identify-this-artist for questions asking to identify all artists: singer, musician, dancer, back-...
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The [unknown-composer] tag is used for many purposes, so do we need an [identify-this-composer] tag?

We currently do not have a tag called identify-this-composer, but I feel there is a decent case for adding it. Currently, the unknown-composer tag seems to be used for the purpose of identifying a ...
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Should we merge the tags [sample] and [sampling]?

The tags sample and sampling appear to have identical usage. This is what their wiki and excerpts look like: Sample: Excerpt: Any question relating to the use of samples used in media. Do not use ...
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"Please don't use this tag for X purpose" - how strict are we regarding this disclaimer?

We have several tags which contain a disclaimer of the kind: Please don't use this tag for X purpose, instead use (other-tag). I decided to do a search for such tags to see whether this is being ...
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Should we merge the tags [backstory] and [history]?

The tag wiki for backstory mentions: It could be that this tag ultimately should just be folded into history but it does seem like there's a distinct kind of history, and some people who have a ...
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Should we merge the tags [effect-identification] and [identify-this-effect]?

We have the pair of tags identify-this-effect and effect-identification which appear to serve the same purpose. The current stats are as follows: 3 questions tagged with effect-identification, and 2 ...
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Should we merge the tags [song-interpretation] and [meaning]?

The tag meaning has the following wiki excerpt (it has no wiki currently): What does a specific part of a song mean? What does the interpreter or songwriter try to tell us? This makes the tag song-...
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Should we merge the tags [concert] and [live-music]?

A concert is a live music performance, so having both concert and live-music seems redundant. So, I propose that we merge both tags. Specifically, I suggest we make concert a synonym of live-music, ...
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Should we merge the tags [folk] and [folk-music]?

We currently have the tags folk and folk-music. Both tags serve the same purpose, so it seems redundant to have both of them. So, can we mark folk-music as a synonym of folk? As pointed out by @Bebs ...
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Are questions about raga identifications on topic here?

I recently answered a question on the Music Practice and Theory SE that asked to identify the raga of a particular composition. I did not know that such questions are considered off topic there (and ...
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Should we merge the tag [instrument-identification] to [identify-this-instrument]

Standard identification tag is indentify-this-xxx so I suggest we keep identify-this-instrument so it is probably not necessary to keep both. Should we burn instrument-identification? Having enough ...
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Should we merge [digital-audio] and [mp3] to [digital] tag?

I think that mp3 and digital-audio could be merged because mp3 is included in digital audio and there is no need to distinguish every possible digital format. Also, I suggest to shorten the tag ...
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Why is there a tag "unknown performer"?

There appears to be a tag unknown-performer. Considering that all identification questions are tagged "identify-(something)", can someone replace this with identify-this-band, please? On a related ...
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Disambiguation between Tool (the band) and tool (for music work or appreciation)

The tool tag is not clear to me. As it doesn't have nor usage guidance nor wiki. At this time, it has been used 4 times, twice for the band Tool, twice for musicians or listeners tools.
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Should the identify-this-song tag be used even if it's not a song?

Typically speaking, a "song" indicates a musical composition with words. There are some exceptions, like when composers title a piece "Song without Words," but by and large it's technically incorrect ...
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Shouldn't the [unknown-title] tag be replaced with the [identify-this-song] one?

I've just encountered the unknown-title tag: shouldn't it be replaced with the identify-this-song one?
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World music tag

Shouldn't there be a tag for world music? If you are asking for, for instance, a musical style that you cannot place geographically, that would probably be the most appropriate tag.
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The "Recording" tag - Proper usage?

I'm not really clear on what the recording tag is used for. Can someone shed some light on it's current usage, and whether or not we should change it? It seems somewhat arbitrary at the moment, and ...
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Retag "milesdavis" with "miles-davis"

With my edit to a question, I tried to remove the tag milesdavis and add miles-davis instead. This was not possible: the system informed me that the tag names are too similar, and that I should head ...
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Do we need country tags?

E.g., the OP of this question clearly intends to post questions about Indian music. I am pretty certain I have questions about Soviet or Russian music. Should we introduce a per-country tag as a ...
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How to use tags for specific genres (like [rock], [jazz] etc.)?

(For the general genre tag, see the question Usage of the [genre] tag.) For which questions do we want to use specific genre tags? Example tags: rock, jazz, electronic-music, rap, pop, blues, hip-...
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Usage of the [genre] tag

The current excerpt of the genre tag is: For general questions related to musical genres and how they are defined, grouped or marketed. Do not use for questions about a specific genre or what bands ...
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Tags for musical works (pieces of music, albums, …)?

Do we want to use tags for specific musical works (pieces of music, albums etc.), or are tags for the musicians sufficient? Example: Currently we have three questions (q1, q2, q3) about the song ...
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Solo artist pseudonyms and tags

Many solo musicians use (several) names/pseudonyms. How should we handle the tags for these artists? One tag per person? One tag per name? One tag per name, but all would be synonyms for a canonical ...
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Should the [sound-quality] tag stand on its own, or should it be a synonym of [sound]?

There is a tag called sound and a tag called sound-quality. Should not sound-quality be a synonym of sound?
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Should the tags [history] and [music-history] be synonyms?

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