Traditional - songwriter?

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Older songs by unknown songwriters/ composers, folk songs, ancient hymns, etc. generally have authorship credited as 'Traditional'. I have added this detail to some older Christmas carols, to "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow", etc.

I have come across the following  entry on IMDB.

Traditional - nm5571334

Does this mean that I should have been linking each 'Traditional' credit to this entry? or has this entry been made in error?

Note: there are over 10,000 titles on the database with songs attributed to 'Traditional'.


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Graham

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GMJ, Champion

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On another matter, I noticed that the term Additional Music was also created as a name page.  

In my opinion, name pages should not be created for Traditional or similar terms, roles or occupations. I suspect some contributors want a page to identify traditional songs with no known songwriter(s). 

It would make more sense to identify the artist or group performing the song, if possible. 

Please wait for an official response from an IMDb representative on these matters.
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You are correct, both of these pages are ineligible. I've removed them now.