This is the old MusicBrainz site! Its been condensed into one server, so may respond less snappy. MusicBrainz
classic will live for as long as this server lives. Unless you
are looking for historical MusicBrainz data, you should be using the new site.
Welcome to MusicBrainz!
MusicBrainz is a community music metadatabase
that attempts to create a comprehensive music information site.
You can use the MusicBrainz data either by browsing this web site,
or you can access the data from a client program — for example,
a CD player program can use MusicBrainz to identify CDs and provide
information about the CD, about the artist or about related
information. You can also use the MusicBrainz Tagger
to automatically identify and clean up the metadata tags
in your digital music collections. Find out more in the
You can use Musicbrainz right now to automatically identify and
label your music files — all you have to do is download and run
a MusicBrainz enabled tagger.
Read more about our taggers
Alternatively, you might just want to
the MusicBrainz database.
If you spot a mistake, or something that is missing,
you can even edit or add more data
If you're new to MusicBrainz, please take a moment to read the beginners guide
before editing the database.
If you are a software developer you might want to learn about the
MusicBrainz client library / SDK
You can use the library to enable your programs to access the
MusicBrainz database, both for looking up data and also for
submitting new data.
Many people are needed to make MusicBrainz work. Come and take part!
The MetaBrainz Foundation
, a California
501.(c).3 non-profit corporation, operates the MusicBrainz project. All
are tax deductable!
Server update, 2014-12-15
Posted: 2014-12-16 04:21 GMT
Service downtime to fix some database issues
This Friday we’re going to need to take a 15-20 minute downtime to fix a few leftover issues from our recent schema change. We tried to do this without downtime, but the service got progressively slower, so we’re electing to take some downtime. We’ll be down shortly after Noon PST, 3PM EST, 20:00 UK, 21:00 […]
Posted: 2014-12-11 16:44 GMT
Style update, 2014-12-03
After skipping a fortnight because of concentrating on the schema change release, here’s the next edition of the style update, with all the changes from the last month. Most of the changes involve adding new medium formats and new place/area relationships, plus making changes and additions related to the new schema change features (events and […]
Posted: 2014-12-02 23:41 GMT
Server update, 2014-12-01
A day late, but hopefully no dollars short, we’re back with another release. This release is mostly bug fixes, as you’d expect right after a schema change release. nikki has done some work with our CSS, however, and chirlu did some work updating and clarifying our INSTALL.md. Thanks to them, mineo, and the MetaBrainz team […]
Posted: 2014-12-02 21:18 GMT