MusicBrainz Blog

Latest posts:

  • Style update, 2014-11-03
  • Server update, 2014-11-03
  • MusicBrainz main site downtime
  • Picard 1.3 released
  • Changes to our style process
  • Server update, 2014-10-13 (a day late)


Welcome to MusicBrainz!

MusicBrainz is an open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public.

MusicBrainz aims to be:

  1. The ultimate source of music information by allowing anyone to contribute and releasing the data under open licenses.
  2. The universal lingua franca for music by providing a reliable and unambiguous form of music identification, enabling both people and machines to have meaningful conversations about music.

Like Wikipedia, MusicBrainz is maintained by a global community of users and we want everyone — including you — to participate and contribute.

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MusicBrainz is operated by the MetaBrainz Foundation, a California based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation dedicated to keeping MusicBrainz free and open source.


Become a part of our global community and start contributing!

MusicBrainz Database

The majority of the data in the MusicBrainz Database is released into the Public Domain and can be downloaded and used for free.


Use our XML web service or development libraries to create your own MusicBrainz-enabled applications.

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