"Various Artist" Designations

Use of “Various Artists. If there are four or more primary artists on the album, the primary album-level artist should be Various Artists (featuring artists do not count toward the four artists). Do not list more than three Primary artists at the album level. Do not use Various Artists for one-track singles or if there is only one artist on an album. Various Artists should not be used for ringtones.

“Various Artists” at Track Level. Various Artists must not be a track-level artist, unless it is a continuous mix track performed by various artists.

Incorrect Presentation of “Various Artists. Variations or abbreviations of “Various Artists” (for example, “V/A,” “V.A.,” “Various,” “Various Artist,” or “Varios”) must not be used as an artist name for English-language content.

Translated versions of “Various Artists” are acceptable as long as they are consistent with the content’s language.

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