Additional Metadata and Information
Some information cannot be stored in the MusicBrainz database but is important background information for editing and voting. These are:
- IdenticallyNamedArtists - A list of artists who have the same name. Most of them have not been split into different artists but are one entry in the database, so you could start to work on them. (see HowToSplitArtists)
- NotDuplicateArtists - This tries to keep track of artists with similar names who are not duplicate entries and should not be merged. Also see NotDuplicateReleases for a list of similar releases which are not the same.
- OddReleases - Different releases that are hard to fit into the MusicBrainz schema.
- InternationalArtists - Lists of artists from certain countries. This is a good point to start editing on artists in your native language! Also if you want to keep track on the artists from a certain (your) country you can subscribe to the artists on this list.
- TracksWithMultipleArtists - Tries to list all releases that have tracks that consist of more than one song by more than one artist.
- FictitiousArtists - Lists artists in the database which don't exist as real persons but are of discographic relevance because material was released under their name - for example the Muppets.
The following pages don't try to be exhaustive lists but more describe general constructs which can be found in the database and give some examples for that:
- VirtualDuplicateReleases - Releases that were duplicated with another tracklisting although they do not actually exist in this version (so they are virtual) - either because of tagging problems with special Unicode characters or for just transscripting/translating them (often done with Japanese releases). In a future database version it might be possible to put all these entries into one.
- BandWithMainPerformerName - Description and list of a special construct where bands have the name of the main performer.
Finally there are some pages with genre specific metadata that might help when editing in that area:
- OtherDatabases can be helpfull resources for editing the data in MusicBrainz.
- A rather outdated page provided links to artist discographies - though now that they can be stored using AdvancedRelationships this page only contains a few usefull links.
- Again: there is a list of OnlineTranslators.
Trivia is the fun in data!
- For attempts to collect trivia about the data stored in the MusicBrainz database see DataTrivia.
- But there is also information about the social component of it:
- There is a very outdated draft for MusicReviews but this is not used anymore. Previously, we had a new separate Wiki dealing with questions about the realization of a review system: http://review.musicbrainz.org/.
- MusicRating might provide means of rating the data in MusicBrainz.
- Genre information is perhaps too subjective and may lead to disputes (see GenreAlternative for another outdated draft) but the data could be categorized using a FolksonomySystem.