Click to sort by Credit, please!

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The beta Credits tab shows two columns, Artist and Credit. It would be convenient to be able to click on the Credit column to sort alphabetically by credit. And then of course the ability to click on Artist again and sort the list that way.
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Posted 8 years ago

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Agreed. We'll get that cookin'
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Hi Tom,
One quick question around this:

As it is now, we're combining multiple credits by the same artist together.

Example:
http://beta.allmusic.com/album/safe-t...


So if you were to click to sort "Credits" would Jon Brion show up 8th for his Bass credit (as it is on AllMusic today: http://www.allmusic.com/album/safe-tr... ) or would a filter be more useful (like we do on Artist Credit pages: http://beta.allmusic.com/artist/jon-b... )

Please let us know your thoughts.
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Zac,

I like the filter but sometimes i just want the credits sorted alphabetically for easier scanning. Perhaps adding "Alphabetical credits" below "All credits" would accommodate both. Also, ideally, there would be an option to view only the musicians' credits, filtering out credits such as "A&R", "Artist coordination", "Assistant", "Composer", etc.
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yes, i agree with that.
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I agree that we could do more to present our credits in a clearer fashion. I very much like your solution of splitting "Performers" from "Technical/Composer" credits. We'll see what data is available to us to be able to sort and display credits better.
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Hi Tom,
Phase 1 is complete: You can now sort credits and artist names on the Album Credits tab. See more info here:
https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...

As far as your other suggestion about splitting musician credits from production/business credits is a good one, but I don't believe we currently have a flag at the credit level indicating that "Vocalist" is a musician and "Vocal Coach" is a more behind the scenes role.

We'll keep thinking on it though.
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Looks great Zac! Updates like this definitely improve the functionality of the site.

Another thought- when sorting compositions (especially classical ones) it would be nice to be able to sort by date of composition. In most cases this will also put the opus numbers in ascending order. So for example if I wanted to view all of Brahms intermezzi, I would go to http://beta.allmusic.com/artist/johan..., filter type of composition by "intermezzo", and then the order would be Op.76/3, Op.76/4, Op.76/6, Op.76/7, etc.
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Hi Tom,
We're looking into this,

Thanks
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Composition date is now in and sortable!
https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...