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From George Sexton <geor...@mhsoftware.com>
Subject Re: connecting artist to album to track tables together correctly
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:13:40 GMT
You should take a look at "The Puppy Poster":


It really covers database normalization well. It used to be given away 
as a freebie when you subscribed to a magazine. You should take a few 
hours and really go over it well.

Here are some things you need to think about

Artists and Albums often don't have a one-to-one relationship. The album 
may be by Lady Gaga, but it's got a duet with Tony Bennet. Similarly, a 
song may have multiple credited artists.

Second, depending upon how detailed you want to get, an artist may have 
multiple roles on a song. The two biggies would be Vocalist and Lyricist 
(or writer).

One of the things that makes me insane about iTunes is that the album 
artist will be all of the credited artists. That can make things hard to 

On 3/6/2016 3:25 PM, sgarciaafi123 wrote:
> Hey guys so I'm a bit confused. I'm making a artist, album, and track tables
> and I'm confused about how to correctly link an album to their tracks if its
> more than one.do I need to write one track to one album to one artist?
> Artist1->album1->track1
> Artist1->album1->track2
> Or can I do it
> Artist1->album1->track1,track2,track3
> If I can do the second, what's the best way to do it?
> Thank you, I'm new to DB.
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George Sexton
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