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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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Requesting [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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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 sound-quality tag stand by its own?

There is a tag called sound and 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 and music-history tags. Should we keep them separate or should we make on a synonym of the other?