ocharles has just finished work on MBS-2547 which will result in empty labels and empty release groups also being deleted as part of our daily clean up jobs, just like empty artists are currently deleted. As we’ve never cleaned up empty labels or release groups in the past, there is quite a bit of data that will be deleted in the first run. Before we run this, we would like to share it with the community in case any of this data is important.
The cleanup algorithm is mostly the same as it is for artists. Labels and release groups will only be deleted if:
- They have existed for more than 24 hours
- They have no open edits, or open edits that show up in their edit history
- They have no relationships
- They have no releases
Here are the lists of labels and release groups that would be removed, if we were to run the script right now:
If you do not want a label or release group to be deleted, please add relationships, as you would with artists or works.