Guide for submitting music videos

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As indicated in the discussion at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/nest/201784600?d=201932393#201932393, music videos are now eligible for listing in the database. However, they are kind of in limbo, because they don't have a title type of their own, and they aren't specifically listed as being eligible for listing in the "Eligibility: General Public Interest" guide. (On the other hand, they aren't excluded from eligibility in that guide, either, which they used to be.)

I think that we could use a guide for submitting music videos as part of the FAQ. The guide should address the following issues, among others:

1. What kind of Miscellaneous Links are likely to be found and usable to prove that the video has been shown to the public?

2. What should contributors do about the fact that many music videos (especially those by solo artists) will lack the "three major credits" usually needed to complete the New Titles form? Most music videos lack full credits (I doubt that I've seen more than 10 with full credits in the last thirty years). In fact, even the "chyron" printed on screen that identifies the artist and song title is not actually part of the video, since it is typically added on screen by the network that broadcasts the video. Should the typical music video list all cast and crew as (uncredited)?
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Agreed.

I added one just the other day:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3437552/

I followed the format as outlined in that post and I was lucky that it was made by a notable director, so there was plenty of coverage on the song's YouTube entry and I managed to track down an interview where I was able to scrape together enough credits to make it eligible but it might have got tricky. One thing that might help though is that I assume the band are eligible for listing in the credits even, as is the case here, they didn't appear in the actual video but I was how to credit them left me stumped - obviously the vocalist could have gone under "(voice)" but the rest of them...?

So yes, this whole area needs clearing up - as these are clearly allowed, then we might as well have it all thrashed out, so we know how to do this.
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Just a thought, but as this is about policy, it seems to also fit the criteria for being posted on the CH forum. It might not be needed if staff jump in here, but it might help open it up to other contributors who could help thrash out what is (and isn't needed).
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I'm giving this thread a bump after receiving no staff response for five months.

Thanks to Emperor and Peter for their support.
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I've been wondering if there was a guide for music videos as I would like to add some.
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I'm bumping this again.
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I'm bumping this again. Thanks also to Bluesman for his support.
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Bump.
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I'm bumping this thread again after receiving no staff response for a year and a half. Thanks also to Lorraine for her support.
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Hi guys,
Thank you for your continued work on this and apologies for the delay in getting back.

Our team will be reviewing your suggestions in the next few weeks, we've added this to our team's project roaster.

cheers
Lina
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In the thread at http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/nest/247756408, unknown1000 asked:

"If a singer is in a music video such as Ellie Goulding (it's her singing in the video), do we add the character's name as 'Herself' or as 'Ellie Goulding'?"

I didn't have a definitive answer so I said I would raise the question here.
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re:
we've added this to our team's project roaster.
I think it's over-cooked by now! ;) 
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Hello everyone,

We have updated the title eligibility and title types/formats sections of the guides including details for music videos - please see http://www.imdb.com/updates?update=title http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/adding_new_title http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/title_formats

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Will