Orchestras

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Is there a policy for how orchestra credits for scores should be listed? I thought there used to be guidelines to list them as company credits, but many credits seem to be listed as name credits.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1099157/#m...
http://www.imdb.com/company/co0045253...
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Peter, Champion

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If I had to choose, I think it might be better to give them name credits rather than company credits. After all, if a TV program includes an orchestral performance, the orchestra can appear on camera and earn a Self credit (as in The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... Themselves). 
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If there is a guideline published on IMDb for orchestras, I'm not sure where the page is located. In my opinion, how a credit is listed depends on how the orchestra is credited for a particular production.

For example, as noted by gromit82, if a credit is for a performance, I would submit the orchestra name as a cast member. 

For soundtrack credits, I would add the orchestra's name link, if available.  

For any acknowledgment credits (Special thanks or production assistance, for example), I would list the orchestra credit as a company name. 

Consider any orchestra credit submission on a case-by-case basis. 
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Hi All -

To help clarify, orchestras should be credited under name pages in line with our groups policy. However, as GMJ mentioned above, orchestra credits should be submitted on a case-by-case basis. For example, some credits are 'self' credits where the orchestra actually appear: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1099157/., but we also have a company page for the orchestra here: https://pro.imdb.com/company/co0045253/.

Let us know if you have any further questions!
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My question is primarily about score credits (e.g. "score performed by").

So if it's not an on-screen performance and it's not a specific track that can go on the Soundtracks page, then it should be a Miscellaneous Company credit?

If this is so, is there any way you can stop accepting such credits as name credits in the music department?
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Hi Peter -

To clarify further, yes, these credit types should be listed as a Miscellaneous Company Credit.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to prevent users from submitting incorrect Name credits under the Music Department section, however, if you encounter these incorrect credit listings on the site, let us know and our editors can take some additional steps to prevent further inaccurate listings.