Navigation labeling in an industry shift

21 Apr 2008 - 5:41am
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Nicolas Cohen
2007

Hi,

I'm working on a music website for music fans here in Argentina and
I'm having doubt labeling a navigation item.
Music records in my country are commonly known as "Discos" which means
Discs, in a direct reference to vinyl and CDs.
The issue is that now several groups are releasing their music in mp3,
only trhough a website, on cellphones, etc...
The website still reviews this releases, but i don't feel comfortable
keeping the old label.
The problem is that there is no agreed label for these.

The website is not very big, so audience from it will probably read
other websites and magazines, most of them refuse to review anything
that isnt printed on a cd. So i wanted to know if anyone ever found
themselves in a similar situation and could mention what they've done
or suggest an approach.

regards,

Nicolas Cohen
RANLOGIC
BA +(54 11) 4855 9371
http://cubetto.com.ar
http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolascohentarica

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21 Apr 2008 - 10:25am
Alexander Baxevanis
2007

Hi Nicolas,

I suppose that "Discos" in your native language is the equivalent term
for what is called "Albums" in English.
"Album" is somehow more disconnected from the notion of physical media
(e.g. Compact Disc, LP record etc.) and has continued to be used in
the digital world for a collection of music tracks.
So is the issues that in your language "Discos" is more connected to
physical media and less to digital media? Or is it that you are seeing
artists releasing more and more individual tracks (sometimes in
English the term "Singles" is used) rather than albums?

Thanks,
Alex

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Nicolas Cohen <nc at ranlogic.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm working on a music website for music fans here in Argentina and
> I'm having doubt labeling a navigation item.
> Music records in my country are commonly known as "Discos" which means
> Discs, in a direct reference to vinyl and CDs.
> The issue is that now several groups are releasing their music in mp3,
> only trhough a website, on cellphones, etc...
> The website still reviews this releases, but i don't feel comfortable
> keeping the old label.
> The problem is that there is no agreed label for these.
>
> The website is not very big, so audience from it will probably read
> other websites and magazines, most of them refuse to review anything
> that isnt printed on a cd. So i wanted to know if anyone ever found
> themselves in a similar situation and could mention what they've done
> or suggest an approach.
>
> regards,
>
> Nicolas Cohen
> RANLOGIC
> BA +(54 11) 4855 9371
> http://cubetto.com.ar
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolascohentarica
>
>
>
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21 Apr 2008 - 8:19am
Gavin Edmonds
2007

When designing digital mobile music products I have used the terms
'Tracks' and 'Albums' to refer to single tracks & released grouped
tracks. Not sure how that translated to Argentina, but it has work well
for all languages & cultures I've designed for (for example English,
Italian, Austrian, Swedish).

Can't help on getting reviews though.

Gavin.

Hi,

I'm working on a music website for music fans here in Argentina and I'm
having doubt labeling a navigation item.
Music records in my country are commonly known as "Discos" which means
Discs, in a direct reference to vinyl and CDs.
The issue is that now several groups are releasing their music in mp3,
only trhough a website, on cellphones, etc...
The website still reviews this releases, but i don't feel comfortable
keeping the old label.
The problem is that there is no agreed label for these.

The website is not very big, so audience from it will probably read
other websites and magazines, most of them refuse to review anything
that isnt printed on a cd. So i wanted to know if anyone ever found
themselves in a similar situation and could mention what they've done or
suggest an approach.

regards,

Nicolas Cohen

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