User:Reosarevok/Nullsoft Landing Page

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Note Note: You should create an account on the MusicBrainz site (http://musicbrainz.org/register), not on this wiki.

Hi, and welcome to MusicBrainz! This page is intended to give you a few starting points to edit MusicBrainz, whether you're an artist or a user of Nullsoft products. Please read it (and any other guides relevant to what you want to do) before starting to edit. If after reading you're still stuck, then contact us so we can help you and hopefully make the guides more useful for other users.

Introduction

What is MusicBrainz?

MusicBrainz is a community-maintained open source encyclopedia of music information. Data in MusicBrainz can be edited by anyone, so artists and fans can fix and extend the information. Note that unlike Wikipedia, changes to the data don't usually apply automatically, but have to be voted on.

How does Nullsoft use MusicBrainz's data?

Please do say!

Guides

Creating a MusicBrainz account

First, you need to create a MusicBrainz user account. Note that MusicBrainz doesn't have any kind of special artist or corporate accounts, but if you represent a company it is recommended that you show it in your username eg. "sony_bob" or "bbc_john".

Creating a MusicBrainz artist page

Creating a new artist is simple, just follow the How to Add an Artist guide. Don't try to turn an existing, different artist into your own entry, just add a new artist for you and work with that.

Once the artist page has been created on MusicBrainz it may take several hours for the information to show up on Nullsoft products.

Adding links to the artist

Do you actually use artist links in any way? If not, we can delete this heading.

Nullsoft takes most of their links for an artist from MusicBrainz. For adding a new link, follow the guide for adding URLs.

Adding a biography

Nullsoft products display biography extracts from the Wikipedia page related to the artist in MusicBrainz. You can add the relevant Wikipedia page by following the guide for adding a URL.

Adding a photo

If you use photos I assume you don't take them from us - feel free to remove this heading, or if it sounds useful use it to tell people where to submit images

Adding releases

For adding releases (albums, singles, etc.) to your artist, follow the How to Add a Release guide.