Capitalization - Style Guide

Titles should not be in all capitals, all lowercase, or random casing.

“The” should be capitalized when it is the start of an Artist’s name.  The following words should be lowercase, with a few exceptions:

  • a, an, and, as, but, for, from, nor, of, or, so, the, to, yet
  • Prepositions of four letters or fewer (at, by, for, from, in, into, of, off, on, onto, out, over, to, up, and with). Where a word that can act as a preposition acts in another way, it should be capitalized in accordance with the rules for that role.

For example:

  • In the Still of the Night
  • (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman
  • To Be, or Not to Be
  • The One and Only

Always capitalize the first and last word in a title. Capitalize the first and last word in parentheses.

For example:

  • To Be, or Not to Be
  • What They’re Looking For
  • War (What Is It Good For?)
  • (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman

Intentionally misspelled words should be capitalized as if they were spelled correctly.

For example:

  • In da House
  • Kill ‘Em n’ Grill ‘Em
  • It’s fo’ Realz

The elements of hyphenated words should be capitalized except for a, an, and, for, from, of, or, the, to and in.

For example:

  • Down-and-Out Blues
  • Just Another Run-of-the-Mill Day
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