Re-scoring a film and IMDB credits

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I’ve re-scores a short film that has been released and sent to a handful of film festivals with the previous composer’s score. The director has submitted the film with the new score to a few other festivals. How is the IMDB credit for composer handled when it is essentially the same film, but with two different soundtrack versions?
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Dave Chick

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Hi Dave, 
We normally only list people who were credited in the original version of a title. For films, this means we'll only list people credited in the initial original theatrical release; for TV titles, it means people credited when the show first aired.

In other words, we will not list individuals who worked and/or are only credited in the home video version, in the DVD deleted scenes, or in any other subsequent version. 

If this is a re-release with alternate credits, this can be submitted to your 'other works' section of your IMDb name page and the 'alternate versions' section of the title page. 

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This seems to be quite an oversight. I’d have to ask why? If someone works on a film post initial release, then why would they not get a listed credit.

Especially in this day and age where production of short films is at a frenzy pace and do not follow “typical” release cycles of a-list features or TV shows.

In my case, both versions are “in the wild” on the festival circuit simultaneously. It seems to be a bit of an arbitrary decision to limit credit to only initial release cast and crew. Especially when there’s already an attribute tag that could be used for exactly this situation.
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For what’s worth, this has been discussed a few times in the past and I believe Col opened a ”official” ticket about it three years ago (it wasn’t solved after a year from that):