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This is a list of mentions of [[MusicBrainz]] in the press and in blogs. '''''Note: this is not an exhaustive list.''''' There are many other mentions of MusicBrainz around the web!
  
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''This page can benefit from permanent maintainers and/or from casual help. Have you spotted an article or significant blog entry about MusicBrainz that isn't listed here? Feel free to add it! Do you want to routinely look for mentions and add them? Let us know!''
  
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=News stories and articles=
: Open Knowledge Foundation blog published an [http://blog.okfn.org/2009/11/27/featured-project-musicbrainz/ interview with Robert Kaye] talking about origins of the project, reasons for choosing open licenses, the role of community and future of MusicBrainz.
 
  
* '''2009-07-07''':
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== 2013 ==
: Tuxradar.com publishes a guide to [http://www.tuxradar.com/content/organise-your-music-picard organise your music with Picard].
 
  
* '''2009-05-24''':
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'''2013-01''': Article in dutch computer magazine Computer!Totaal about MusicBrainz Picard 1.1, [[File:computer.totaal.2013-02.musicbrainz.picard.pdf]].
: Jason Fitzpatrick of lifehacker.com [http://lifehacker.com/5266613/six-best-mp3-tagging-tools nominates Picard] as one of their ''Six Best MP3 Tagging Tools''.
 
  
* '''2009-04-16''':
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== 2011 ==
: Eliot van Buskirk of wired.com [http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/drm-firm-macrov.html reports on MacroVision's purchase of Muze], discussing the effect this may have on support for open-source community metadata providers such as MusicBrainz.
 
  
* '''2009-04-06''':
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'''2011-12-21''': Mobiletuts+ article [http://mobile.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mobile-web-apps/build-a-musicbrainz-app/ Build a MusicBrainz App] shows how to create a mobile application using the MusicBrainz API.
: Jemima Kiss of The Guardian talks to BBC's Matthew Shorter on [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/apr/06/bbc-research opening up BBC Music] and its use and integration with MusicBrainz.
 
  
* '''2009-02-18''':  
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'''2011-07-31''': PCWorld covers using [[Picard]] to [http://www.pcworld.com/article/236676/need_to_organize_your_music_library_musicbrainz_picard_makes_it_so.html organize your music library].
: Marc Hibbins talks about [http://hibbins.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/i-found-out/ BBC's work on integrating and exposing semantic data] (amongst others: MusicBrainz, Wikipedia), [[WikiPedia:Linked_Data|Linked_Data]] and points out the value of [[MusicBrainz Identifier|MusicBrainz unique identifers]].  
 
  
* '''2008-10-28''':
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== 2010 ==
: CreativeCommons blog published an [http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/10336 interview with Robert Kaye] talking about CreativeCommons usage in MusicBrainz, communities project and future of MusicBrainz.
 
  
* '''2008-09-02''':  
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'''2010-03-01''': Music based community site So☆Rock! (now [http://anusaya.co, Anusaya]) publishes an article [http://anusaya.com/article/musicbrainz/ describing what MusicBrainz is].
: Andrea James from the Seattle Post Intelligencer talks about the launch of Amazon's [http://www.soundunwound.com/ SoundUnwound] service [http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/amazon/archives/147692.asp?from=blog_last3 using MusicBrainz data].  
 
  
* '''2008-07-28''':
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== 2009 ==
: Matthew Shorter talks about [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/07/bbc_music_artist_pages_beta.html the launch of BBC's Dynamic Artist Pages beta] program and its use of [[MusicBrainz]]'s identifiers and data.
 
  
* '''2008-07-04''':  
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'''2009-11-16''': Music search engine [http://www.openpr.com/news/106072/Germany-s-unique-music-search-engine-SEMSIX-goes-international.html SEMSIX launches globally], powered in part by MusicBrainz.
: Rob Pegoraro, of the Washington Post [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/04/AR2008070400062.html?hpid=sec-tech mentions MusicBrainz, Picard and iEatBrainz] in a column Q&A on tagging music files with unknown artist names and tracks.  
 
  
* '''2005-04-19''':
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'''2009-10-29''': Wendy Hall & Nigel Shadbolt write about MusicBrainz in the context of the [http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/comment/2252032/ready-web-linked-4866476 web of linked data].
: Joi Ito talks about the launch of the [http://joi.ito.com/archives/2005/04/19/metabrainz_goes_501c3_and_announces_board.html MetaBrainz Foundation].  
 
  
* '''2005-03-28''':  
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'''2009-08-29''': Gavin Stuart of geeks.co.uk [http://www.geeks.co.uk/6313-musicbrainz-the-wikipedia-of-music talks with Robert Kaye] about MusicBrainz, the forthcoming schema release and the philosophy of MB.
: crschmidt talks about using [http://crschmidt.net/blog/archives/47/menow-and-musicbrainz/ MusicBrainz with the MeNow project].  
 
  
* '''2004-10-23''':  
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'''2009-07-02''': Geoffrey A. Fowler of the Wall Street Journal [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203872404574262092548810468.html reviews Picard] and compares it to the commercial TuneUp application.
: Brian Alger's Cybersphere blog has an [http://www.experiencedesignernetwork.com/archives/000541.html item on MusicBrainz and Ethnomusicology].  
 
  
* '''2004-10-13''':  
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'''2009-05-25''': An article at Spanish technology portal VNUNET talks about [http://www.vnunet.es/es/vnunet/tricks/2009/05/25/edita_los_nombres_y_los_tags_de_tus_mp3 using Picard to edit MP3 metadata]. (''in Spanish'')
: Mike Linksvayer of [[Creative Commons|CreativeCommons]] has [http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2004/10/15/musicbrainz-discovery-ii/ two] [http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2004/10/13/musicbrainz/ items] on [[MusicBrainz]] in his gondwanaland.com blog.
 
  
* '''2004-03-20''':  
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'''2009-04-21''': Karl Hodge of Tech Radar recommends using [[MusicBrainz Picard]] in his guide to [http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/clean-up-your-itunes-library-in-10-easy-steps-593550 cleaning up your iTunes library].
: Japanese blog OTO-NETA has an [http://o10.cc/o10/000042.php item on MusicBrainz]. (??? ''Japanese'')
 
  
* '''2004-03-20''':  
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'''2009-01-21''': Tim Ferguson (via silicon.com) [http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jan2009/gb20090121_970005.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_global+business writes in BusinessWeek] about the BBC's semantic web technology and its use of the  MusicBrainz "open source 'metadatabase' " to enable its technology and reduce its licensing costs.
: [[Creative Commons|CreativeCommons]]' blog has an [http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/4067 entry on MusicBrainz for OS X] using [[iEatBrainz]].  
 
  
* '''2003-09-22''':
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== 2008 and earlier ==
: Leigh Dodd's Lost Boy blog notes his [http://www.ldodds.com/blog/archives/000085.html release of a beta-1 Java API] for [[MusicBrainz]].
 
  
* '''2003-03-07''':  
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'''2008-09-15''': Joseph Tartakoff of the San Francisco Chronicle talks to Robert Kaye about [[MusicBrainz Picard]] as a [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/14/BUU312R6KR.DTL competitor to Tune-Up].  
: Joi Ito's Web has a blog [http://joi.ito.com/archives/2003/03/07/robert_kaye_from_musicbrainz.html item on Robert Kaye and MusicBrainz].  
 
  
* '''2003-02-18''':  
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'''2007-12-27''': David Shamah of [http://www.newzgeek.com/ newsgeek.com], writing for The Jerusalem Post, talks about [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1198517223794&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull using MusicBrainz and Picard to tag unknown mp3s correctly].
: The Flexistentialism blog has an [http://www.flexistentialist.org/archives/2003/02/18/musicbrainz.shtml item on MusicBrainz].  
 
  
* '''2003-02-11''':  
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'''2007-11-06''': French magazine Numerama releases a [http://www.numerama.com/magazine/d/1/8071-Comparatif-les-bases-de-donnees-musicales.html detailed article comparing existing Music Databases] (Last.fm, Discogs, AllMusic, RateYourMusic, MusicBrainz, Wikipedia). (''in French'')
: Gordon Mohr of Bitzi [http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/2789 analyzes the MusicBrainz launch] on his O'Reilly Developer blog.
 
  
* '''2003-01-28''':  
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'''2005-06-07''': Punto Informatico, an Italian "internet daily," has a [http://punto-informatico.it/p.asp?i=53245&p=1&r=PI detailed review of the Windows Tagger] that also mentions the [[MusicBrainz Picard]]. (''In italiano'')
: Musician Lisa Rein's blog mentions Robert Kaye and [[MusicBrainz]] in an [http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/archives/000875.php#000875 item on Ogg Vorbis].
 
  
==News Stories and Articles==
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'''2005-06-05''': The Washington Post includes a [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060400088.html short review of the Windows Tagger] in their Personal Tech column.
  
* '''2009-11-16''':
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'''2005-04-19''': Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot," [http://barrapunto.com/comunidad/05/04/19/077242.shtml covers the MetaBrainz launch]. (''in Spanish'')
: Music search engine [http://www.openpr.com/news/106072/Germany-s-unique-music-search-engine-SEMSIX-goes-international.html SEMSIX launches globally], powered in part by MusicBrainz.
 
  
* '''2009-10-29''':
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'''2005-04-19''': Netzwelt.de [http://web.archive.org/web/20050427231206/http://netzwelt.de/news/70844-musikdatenbank-musicbrainz-expandiert.html covers the MetaBrainz launch] (''in German'') (''via archive.org'')
: Wendy Hall & Nigel Shadbolt write about MusicBrainz in the context of the [http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/comment/2252032/ready-web-linked-4866476 web of linked data].
 
  
* '''2009-08-29''':
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'''2005-03-21''': The Wall Street Journal mentions MusicBrainz in an [http://blog.musicbrainz.org/archives/2005/03/wsj_mentions_mu.html article on music metadata].  
: Gavin Stuart of geeks.co.uk [http://www.geeks.co.uk/6313-musicbrainz-the-wikipedia-of-music talks with Robert Kaye] about MusicBrainz, the forthcoming schema release and the philosophy of MB.
 
  
* '''2009-07-02''':
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'''2004-08-24''': A [http://www.01net.com/article/249549.html review of MusicBrainz] in Micro Hebdo. (''in French'')
: Geoffrey A. Fowler of the Wall Street Journal [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203872404574262092548810468.html reviews Picard] and compares it to the commercial TuneUp application.
 
  
* '''2009-05-25''':
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'''2004-07-16''': French computer magazine Clubic has a [http://www.clubic.com/telecharger-fiche12654-musicbrainz.html review of the MusicBrainz Tagger] as an alternative to MoodLogic. (''in French'')  
: An article at Spanish technology portal VNUNET talks about [http://www.vnunet.es/es/vnunet/tricks/2009/05/25/edita_los_nombres_y_los_tags_de_tus_mp3 using Picard to edit MP3 metadata]. (''En español'')
 
  
* '''2009-04-21''':
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'''2004-07-13''': French open-source software site Framasoft.net has a [http://www.framasoft.net/article2896.html review of the MusicBrainzTagger]. (''in French'')
: Karl Hodge of Tech Radar recommends using [[Picard Tagger]] in his guide to [http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/clean-up-your-itunes-library-in-10-easy-steps-593550 cleaning up your iTunes library].
 
  
* '''2009-01-21''':  
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'''2004-07-06''': Wired News has a [http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news/2004/07/64033 "puff piece" on Gracenote] quoting Robert Kaye's criticisms and mentioning MusicBrainz as an alternative.  
: Tim Ferguson (via silicon.com) [http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jan2009/gb20090121_970005.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_global+business writes in BusinessWeek] about the BBC's semantic web technology and its use of the [[MusicBrainz]] ''"open source 'metadatabase' "'' to enable its technology and reduce its licensing costs.  
 
  
* '''2008-09-15''':  
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'''2004-05-27''': Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot", has an [http://barrapunto.com/article.pl?sid=04/05/27/1024224&mode=thread item on the KDE mediaplayer] [http://developer.kde.org/~wheeler/juk.html JuK] and its use of MusicBrainz. (''in Spanish'')
: Joseph Tartakoff of the San Francisco Chronicle talks to Robert Kaye about [[Picard Tagger]] as a [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/14/BUU312R6KR.DTL competitor to Tune-Up].  
 
  
* '''2007-12-27''':  
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'''2003-10-03''': Perl.com has an article about using [http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2003/10/03/musicbrainz.html MusicBrainz lookup functions in perl scripts].  
: David Shamah of [http://www.newzgeek.com/ newsgeek.com], writing for The Jerusalem Post, talks about [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1198517223794&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull using MusicBrainz and Picard to tag unknown mp3s correctly].  
 
  
* '''2007-11-06''':  
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'''2003-07-21''': Wired News has an [http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,59646,00.html article on Muse.net] that mentions MusicBrainz.  
: French magazine [http://www.numerama.com/ Numerama] released a [http://www.numerama.com/magazine/d/1/8071-Comparatif-les-bases-de-donnees-musicales.html detailed article comparing existing Music Databases] (Last.fm, Discogs, AllMusic, RateYourMusic, MusicBrainz, Wikipedia).  
 
  
* '''2005-06-07''':  
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'''2003-02-27''': Wired News has an [http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,57828,00.html article on MusicBrainz] following up on the launch.  
: Punto Informatico, an Italian "internet daily," has a [http://punto-informatico.it/p.asp?i=53245&p=1&r=PI detailed review of the Windows Tagger] that also mentions the [[Picard Tagger]]. (''In italiano'')
 
  
* '''2005-06-05''':  
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'''2003-02-18''': Russian magazine Компьютерра–Онлайн (''Computerra Online'') has an [http://www.computerra.ru/focus/coment/24105/ article on MusicBrainz]. (''in Russian'')  
: The Washington Post includes a [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060400088.html short review of the Windows Tagger] in their [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/technology/personaltech/index.html Personal Tech column].  (''Free registration required'')  
 
  
* '''2005-04-19''':  
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'''2003-02-12''': Articles about the MusicBrainz launch appear in [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,885830,00.asp PC Magazine] (Ziff Davis) and [http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/02/12/0155219&mode=nested&tid=141 Slashdot], as well as German sites [http://www.nickles.de/c/n/2774.htm nickles.de] and [http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2003/5218.html Pro-Linux.de]. (''in German'')  
: Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot," [http://barrapunto.com/comunidad/05/04/19/077242.shtml covers the MetaBrainz launch]. (''En español'')  
 
  
* '''2005-04-19''':  
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'''2002-12-01''': IBM developerWorks has [http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think14.html an article about MusicBrainz] that focuses on the Metadata Initiative.
: Netzwelt.de [http://www.netzwelt.de/news/70844-musikdatenbank-musicbrainz-expandiert.html covers the MetaBrainz launch] (''Auf Deutsch'')
 
  
* '''2005-03-21''':  
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'''2002-08-01''': [http://www.entrepreneur.com/ Entrepreneur Magazine's] August issue covers the Semantic Web in the article 'Arguing Semantics' and mentions MusicBrainz as an example application; ''Entrepreneur Magazine, August 2002, pp. 19-20.''
: The Wall Street Journal mentions [[MusicBrainz]] in an [http://blog.musicbrainz.org/archives/2005/03/wsj_mentions_mu.html article on music metadata].  
 
  
* '''2004-08-24''':  
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'''2002-02-12''': Our own Aaron Swartz wrote an article: "[http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/hendler/2002/musicbrainz.pdf MusicBrainz: A Semantic Web Service]" for ''IEEE Intelligent Systems Journal, Jan-Feb 2002, pp. 76-77.''  
: Another French [http://www.01net.com/article/249549.html review of MusicBrainz] in Micro Hebdo.  (''En Français'')
 
  
* '''2004-07-16''':  
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'''2001-11-10''': Newsforge covers MusicBrainz in their [http://web.archive.org/web/20011228043644/http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=01/11/10/1639258&mode=thread Open Source alive and well at O'Reilly P2P conference] article. (''via archive.org'')
: French computer magazine Clubic has an [http://www.clubic.com/telecharger-fiche12654-musicbrainz.html review of the MusicBrainzTagger] as an alternative to [[Mood Logic|MoodLogic]]. (''En Français'')  
 
  
* '''2004-07-13''':  
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'''2001-05-24''': C-NET News [http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-201-6008182-0.html?tag=tp_pr covers the Roxio suit] and mentions MusicBrainz as one of the Gracenote alternatives.  
: French open-source software site Framasoft.net has a [http://www.framasoft.net/article2896.html review of the MusicBrainzTagger]. (''En Français'')
 
  
* '''2004-07-06''':
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'''2000-10-20''': Wired News mentions MusicBrainz in their [http://web.archive.org/web/20001208163800/http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,39554-2,00.html Taking Stock of the Music Scene] article. (''via archive.org'')
: Wired News has a [http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,64033,00.html puff piece on Gracenote] quoting Robert Kaye's criticisms and mentioning [[MusicBrainz]] as an alternative.  
 
  
* '''2004-05-27''':
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=Blog items=
: Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot", has an [http://barrapunto.com/article.pl?sid=04/05/27/1024224&mode=thread item on the KDE mediaplayer] [http://developer.kde.org/~wheeler/juk.html JuK] and its use of [[MusicBrainz]]. (''En español'')
 
  
* '''2003-10-03''':
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== 2012 ==
: [http://perl.com perl.com] has an article about using [http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2003/10/03/musicbrainz.html MusicBrainz lookup functions in your perl scripts].
 
  
* '''2003-07-21''':  
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'''2012-03-12''': VMware Fusion Blog talks about [http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2012/03/vmware-fusion-critical-in-helping-musicbrainzorg-build-the-ultimate-encyclopedia-of-music.html VMware Fusion “critical” in helping Musicbrainz.org build the ultimate encyclopedia of music].
: Wired News has an [http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,59646,00.html article on Muse.net] that mentions [[MusicBrainz]].  
 
  
* '''2003-02-27''':
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== 2011 ==
: Wired News has an [http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,57828,00.html article on MusicBrainz] following up on the launch.
 
  
* '''2003-02-18''':  
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'''2011-11-24''': [http://blog.last.fm/2011/11/24/the-brainz-are-back-in-town Lastfm announces] that they've started using MusicBrainz data again, that would allow them to e.g. better handle artist disambiguation.
: Russian magazine ??????????? (Computerra) has an [http://www.computerra.ru/focus/coment/24105/ article on MusicBrainz]. (??????? ''Russian'')
 
  
* '''2003-02-12''':  
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'''2011-11-22''': [http://compmusic.upf.edu/ CompMusic], a research project funded by the European Research Council, [http://compmusic.upf.edu/node/109 describes and explains] how they use MusicBrainz
: Articles about the [http://www.musicbrainz.org/news/pressreleases/20030211-1.html MusicBrainz launch] appear in [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,885830,00.asp PC Magazine] (Ziff Davis) and [http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/02/12/0155219&mode=nested&tid=141 Slashdot], as well as German sites [http://www.nickles.de/c/n/2774.htm nickles.de] and [http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2003/5218.html Pro-Linux.de]. (''Deutsch'')
 
  
* '''2002-12-01''':  
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'''2011-07-17''': Brenna Ehrlich talks about [http://gorankem.com GoRankem], a crowd-sourced mashup with MusicBrainz data that [http://mashable.com/2011/07/15/gorankem/ deals with ratings and recommendations].
: IBM developerWorks has [http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think14.html an article about MusicBrainz] that focuses on the Metadata Initiative. (''Japanese translation of article'': [http://www-6.ibm.com/jp/developerworks/xml/030214/j_x-think14.html ???])
 
  
* '''2002-08-01''':  
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'''2011-06-24''': Nat Torkington mentions [http://echoprint.me Echoprint], EchoNest and MusicBrainz's [http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/06/four-short-links-24-june-2011.html new open source fingerprinting initiative].
: [http://www.entrepreneur.com/ Entrepreneur] Magazine's August issue covers the Semantic Web in the article 'Arguing Semantics' and mentions [[MusicBrainz]] as an example application. ''Entrepreneur Magazine, August 2002, pp. 19-20.''
 
  
* '''2002-02-12''':  
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'''2011-02-21''': Martin Belam's talks about MusicBrainz ID and api in [http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2011/02/guardian-sxsw-linked-data.php Guardian SXSW festival guide published using linked open data]
: [http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/hendler/2002/musicbrainz.pdf View PDF] Our own Aaron Swartz wrote an article: "[[MusicBrainz]]: A Semantic Web Service" for ''IEEE Intelligent Systems Journal, Jan-Feb 2002, pp. 76-77.''
 
  
* '''2001-11-10''':
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== 2010 ==
: Newsforge covers [[MusicBrainz]] in their [http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=01/11/10/1639258&mode=thread Open Source alive and well at O'Reilly P2P conference] article.
 
  
* '''2001-05-24''':  
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'''2010-08-25''': A detailed blog post in 2 parts ([http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.com/2010/08/tagging-audio-files-using-music-brainz.html part 1], [http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.com/2010/08/tagging-audio-files-using-music-brainz_25.html part 2]) explaining how to tags audio files using [[MusicBrainz Picard]].  
: C-NET News [http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-201-6008182-0.html?tag=tp_pr covers the Roxio suit] and mentions [[MusicBrainz]] as one of the Gracenote alternatives.  
 
  
* '''2001-05-17''':
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== 2009 ==
: [[MusicBrainz]] is covered in a [http://news.webnoize.com/item.rs?eID=20010517&ID=13101 WebNoize article about Roxio and GraceNote]. (''Requires Webnoize subscription'')
 
  
* '''2001-05-02''':  
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'''2009-11-27''': Open Knowledge Foundation blog publishes an [http://blog.okfn.org/2009/11/27/featured-project-musicbrainz/ interview with Robert Kaye] talking about origins of the project, reasons for choosing open licenses, the role of community and future of MusicBrainz.  
: The [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36259-2001May2.html Napster/Relatable deal gets covered by the Washington Post] -- includes a blurb about [[MusicBrainz]].  
 
  
* '''2001-04-19''':  
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'''2009-07-07''': Tuxradar.com publishes a guide to [http://www.tuxradar.com/content/organise-your-music-picard organise your music with Picard].
: [[MusicBrainz]] is mentioned in a [http://news.webnoize.com/item.rs?ID=12681 WebNoize article on the Relatable/Napster deal]. (''Requires Webnoize subscription'')
 
  
* '''2000-10-20''':  
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'''2009-05-24''': Jason Fitzpatrick of lifehacker.com [http://lifehacker.com/5266613/six-best-mp3-tagging-tools nominates Picard] as one of their "Six Best MP3 Tagging Tools".
: Wired News mentions [[MusicBrainz]] in their [http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,39554-2,00.html Taking Stock of the Music Scene] article.
 
  
==Press Releases==
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'''2009-04-16''': Eliot van Buskirk of wired.com reports on [http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/drm-firm-macrov.html MacroVision's purchase of Muze], discussing the effect this may have on support for open-source community metadata providers such as MusicBrainz.
  
* '''2005-04-19''':
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'''2009-04-06''': Jemima Kiss of The Guardian talks to BBC's Matthew Shorter on [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/apr/06/bbc-research opening up BBC Music] and its use and integration with MusicBrainz.
: Our second [http://metabrainz.org/news/pressreleases/MetaBrainzPressRelease_20050419.pdf View PDF] [http://metabrainz.org/news/pressreleases/MetaBrainzPressRelease_20050419.pdf press release] covers the launch of the [[MetaBrainz]] Foundation.  
 
  
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'''2009-02-18''': Marc Hibbins talks about [http://hibbins.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/i-found-out/ BBC's work on integrating and exposing semantic data] and points out the value of [[MusicBrainz Identifier|MusicBrainz unique identifers]].  
: [[MusicBrainz]]'s first [http://www.musicbrainz.org/news/pressreleases/20030211-1.html press release] [http://www.musicbrainz.org/news/pressreleases/20030211-1.pdf View PDF] covers the official [[MusicBrainz]] launch and the related artist dataset that was contributed by [http://agentarts.com Agent Arts].  
 
  
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== 2008 ==
: Relatable's [http://www.relatable.com/news/pressreleases/000906.releasesig.html press release announcing open source release] of [[FreeAmp]] with [[MusicBrainz]] support.
 
  
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'''2008-10-28''': Creative Commons' blog publishes an [http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/10336 interview with Robert Kaye] talking about CreativeCommons usage in MusicBrainz, community projects and the future of MusicBrainz.
  
Have you spotted an article or significant blog item about [[MusicBrainz]] that isn't listed here?  Or a news article on a related subject that mentions [[MusicBrainz]]?  <br/> Please [[MBWiki:MusicBrainzPress|add it]] and [[Contact Us|let us know]]!
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'''2008-09-02''': Andrea James from the Seattle Post Intelligencer talks about the launch of Amazon's [http://www.soundunwound.com/ SoundUnwound] service [http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/amazon/archives/147692.asp?from=blog_last3 using MusicBrainz data].
  
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'''2008-07-28''': Matthew Shorter talks about [http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/07/bbc_music_artist_pages_beta.html the launch of BBC's Dynamic Artist Pages beta] program and its use of [[MusicBrainz Identifier|MusicBrainz identifers]] and data.
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'''2008-07-04''': Rob Pegoraro, of the Washington Post [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/04/AR2008070400062.html?hpid=sec-tech mentions MusicBrainz, Picard and iEatBrainz] in a column Q&A on tagging music files with unknown artist names and tracks.
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'''2005-04-19''': Joi Ito talks about the launch of the [http://joi.ito.com/archives/2005/04/19/metabrainz_goes_501c3_and_announces_board.html MetaBrainz Foundation].
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'''2005-03-28''': Christopher Schmidt talks about using [http://crschmidt.net/blog/archives/47/menow-and-musicbrainz/ MusicBrainz with the MeNow project].
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'''2004-10-23''': Brian Alger's Cybersphere blog has an [http://web.archive.org/web/20041213062635/http://www.experiencedesignernetwork.com/archives/000541.html item on MusicBrainz and Ethnomusicology]. (''via archive.org'')
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'''2004-10-13''': Mike Linksvayer of Creative Commons publishes [http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2004/10/13/musicbrainz/ two] [http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2004/10/15/musicbrainz-discovery-ii/ posts] about MusicBrainz.
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'''2004-03-20''': Japanese blog OTO-NETA has an [http://o10.cc/o10/000042.php item on MusicBrainz]. (''in Japanese'')
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'''2004-03-20''': Creative Commons' blog posts an entry announcing [http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/4067 MusicBrainz for OS X] support with the release of the [[iEatBrainz]] tagger.
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'''2003-09-22''': Leigh Dodd's Lost Boy blog notes his [http://www.ldodds.com/blog/archives/000085.html release of a beta-1 Java API] for MusicBrainz.
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'''2003-03-07''': Joi Ito's Web publishes a blog post about [http://joi.ito.com/archives/2003/03/07/robert_kaye_from_musicbrainz.html Robert Kaye and MusicBrainz].
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'''2003-02-18''': The Flexistentialism blog publishes a [http://www.flexistentialist.org/archives/2003/02/18/musicbrainz.shtml brief introduction to MusicBrainz].
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'''2003-02-11''': Gordon Mohr of Bitzi [http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/2789 analyzes the MusicBrainz launch] on his O'Reilly Developer blog.
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'''2003-01-28''': Musician Lisa Rein's blog mentions Robert Kaye and MusicBrainz in an [http://www.onlisareinsradar.com/archives/000875.php#000875 article on Ogg Vorbis].
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See [http://metabrainz.org/news/ MetaBrainz press releases].
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'''2003-02-11''': MusicBrainz' first press release covered the official MusicBrainz launch and the related artist dataset that was contributed by Agent Arts.
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'''2000-09-06''': Relatable [http://www.relatable.com/news/pressreleases/000906.releasesig.html announces the release of its TRM technology] and its integration with MusicBrainz.
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This is a list of mentions of MusicBrainz in the press and in blogs. Note: this is not an exhaustive list. There are many other mentions of MusicBrainz around the web!

This page can benefit from permanent maintainers and/or from casual help. Have you spotted an article or significant blog entry about MusicBrainz that isn't listed here? Feel free to add it! Do you want to routinely look for mentions and add them? Let us know!

News stories and articles

2013

2013-01: Article in dutch computer magazine Computer!Totaal about MusicBrainz Picard 1.1, File:computer.totaal.2013-02.musicbrainz.picard.pdf.

2011

2011-12-21: Mobiletuts+ article Build a MusicBrainz App shows how to create a mobile application using the MusicBrainz API.

2011-07-31: PCWorld covers using Picard to organize your music library.

2010

2010-03-01: Music based community site So☆Rock! (now Anusaya) publishes an article describing what MusicBrainz is.

2009

2009-11-16: Music search engine SEMSIX launches globally, powered in part by MusicBrainz.

2009-10-29: Wendy Hall & Nigel Shadbolt write about MusicBrainz in the context of the web of linked data.

2009-08-29: Gavin Stuart of geeks.co.uk talks with Robert Kaye about MusicBrainz, the forthcoming schema release and the philosophy of MB.

2009-07-02: Geoffrey A. Fowler of the Wall Street Journal reviews Picard and compares it to the commercial TuneUp application.

2009-05-25: An article at Spanish technology portal VNUNET talks about using Picard to edit MP3 metadata. (in Spanish)

2009-04-21: Karl Hodge of Tech Radar recommends using MusicBrainz Picard in his guide to cleaning up your iTunes library.

2009-01-21: Tim Ferguson (via silicon.com) writes in BusinessWeek about the BBC's semantic web technology and its use of the MusicBrainz "open source 'metadatabase' " to enable its technology and reduce its licensing costs.

2008 and earlier

2008-09-15: Joseph Tartakoff of the San Francisco Chronicle talks to Robert Kaye about MusicBrainz Picard as a competitor to Tune-Up.

2007-12-27: David Shamah of newsgeek.com, writing for The Jerusalem Post, talks about using MusicBrainz and Picard to tag unknown mp3s correctly.

2007-11-06: French magazine Numerama releases a detailed article comparing existing Music Databases (Last.fm, Discogs, AllMusic, RateYourMusic, MusicBrainz, Wikipedia). (in French)

2005-06-07: Punto Informatico, an Italian "internet daily," has a detailed review of the Windows Tagger that also mentions the MusicBrainz Picard. (In italiano)

2005-06-05: The Washington Post includes a short review of the Windows Tagger in their Personal Tech column.

2005-04-19: Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot," covers the MetaBrainz launch. (in Spanish)

2005-04-19: Netzwelt.de covers the MetaBrainz launch (in German) (via archive.org)

2005-03-21: The Wall Street Journal mentions MusicBrainz in an article on music metadata.

2004-08-24: A review of MusicBrainz in Micro Hebdo. (in French)

2004-07-16: French computer magazine Clubic has a review of the MusicBrainz Tagger as an alternative to MoodLogic. (in French)

2004-07-13: French open-source software site Framasoft.net has a review of the MusicBrainzTagger. (in French)

2004-07-06: Wired News has a "puff piece" on Gracenote quoting Robert Kaye's criticisms and mentioning MusicBrainz as an alternative.

2004-05-27: Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot", has an item on the KDE mediaplayer JuK and its use of MusicBrainz. (in Spanish)

2003-10-03: Perl.com has an article about using MusicBrainz lookup functions in perl scripts.

2003-07-21: Wired News has an article on Muse.net that mentions MusicBrainz.

2003-02-27: Wired News has an article on MusicBrainz following up on the launch.

2003-02-18: Russian magazine Компьютерра–Онлайн (Computerra Online) has an article on MusicBrainz. (in Russian)

2003-02-12: Articles about the MusicBrainz launch appear in PC Magazine (Ziff Davis) and Slashdot, as well as German sites nickles.de and Pro-Linux.de. (in German)

2002-12-01: IBM developerWorks has an article about MusicBrainz that focuses on the Metadata Initiative.

2002-08-01: Entrepreneur Magazine's August issue covers the Semantic Web in the article 'Arguing Semantics' and mentions MusicBrainz as an example application; Entrepreneur Magazine, August 2002, pp. 19-20.

2002-02-12: Our own Aaron Swartz wrote an article: "MusicBrainz: A Semantic Web Service" for IEEE Intelligent Systems Journal, Jan-Feb 2002, pp. 76-77.

2001-11-10: Newsforge covers MusicBrainz in their Open Source alive and well at O'Reilly P2P conference article. (via archive.org)

2001-05-24: C-NET News covers the Roxio suit and mentions MusicBrainz as one of the Gracenote alternatives.

2000-10-20: Wired News mentions MusicBrainz in their Taking Stock of the Music Scene article. (via archive.org)

Blog items

2012

2012-03-12: VMware Fusion Blog talks about VMware Fusion “critical” in helping Musicbrainz.org build the ultimate encyclopedia of music.

2011

2011-11-24: Lastfm announces that they've started using MusicBrainz data again, that would allow them to e.g. better handle artist disambiguation.

2011-11-22: CompMusic, a research project funded by the European Research Council, describes and explains how they use MusicBrainz

2011-07-17: Brenna Ehrlich talks about GoRankem, a crowd-sourced mashup with MusicBrainz data that deals with ratings and recommendations.

2011-06-24: Nat Torkington mentions Echoprint, EchoNest and MusicBrainz's new open source fingerprinting initiative.

2011-02-21: Martin Belam's talks about MusicBrainz ID and api in Guardian SXSW festival guide published using linked open data

2010

2010-08-25: A detailed blog post in 2 parts (part 1, part 2) explaining how to tags audio files using MusicBrainz Picard.

2009

2009-11-27: Open Knowledge Foundation blog publishes an interview with Robert Kaye talking about origins of the project, reasons for choosing open licenses, the role of community and future of MusicBrainz.

2009-07-07: Tuxradar.com publishes a guide to organise your music with Picard.

2009-05-24: Jason Fitzpatrick of lifehacker.com nominates Picard as one of their "Six Best MP3 Tagging Tools".

2009-04-16: Eliot van Buskirk of wired.com reports on MacroVision's purchase of Muze, discussing the effect this may have on support for open-source community metadata providers such as MusicBrainz.

2009-04-06: Jemima Kiss of The Guardian talks to BBC's Matthew Shorter on opening up BBC Music and its use and integration with MusicBrainz.

2009-02-18: Marc Hibbins talks about BBC's work on integrating and exposing semantic data and points out the value of MusicBrainz unique identifers.

2008

2008-10-28: Creative Commons' blog publishes an interview with Robert Kaye talking about CreativeCommons usage in MusicBrainz, community projects and the future of MusicBrainz.

2008-09-02: Andrea James from the Seattle Post Intelligencer talks about the launch of Amazon's SoundUnwound service using MusicBrainz data.

2008-07-28: Matthew Shorter talks about the launch of BBC's Dynamic Artist Pages beta program and its use of MusicBrainz identifers and data.

2008-07-04: Rob Pegoraro, of the Washington Post mentions MusicBrainz, Picard and iEatBrainz in a column Q&A on tagging music files with unknown artist names and tracks.

2005 and earlier

2005-04-19: Joi Ito talks about the launch of the MetaBrainz Foundation.

2005-03-28: Christopher Schmidt talks about using MusicBrainz with the MeNow project.

2004-10-23: Brian Alger's Cybersphere blog has an item on MusicBrainz and Ethnomusicology. (via archive.org)

2004-10-13: Mike Linksvayer of Creative Commons publishes two posts about MusicBrainz.

2004-03-20: Japanese blog OTO-NETA has an item on MusicBrainz. (in Japanese)

2004-03-20: Creative Commons' blog posts an entry announcing MusicBrainz for OS X support with the release of the iEatBrainz tagger.

2003-09-22: Leigh Dodd's Lost Boy blog notes his release of a beta-1 Java API for MusicBrainz.

2003-03-07: Joi Ito's Web publishes a blog post about Robert Kaye and MusicBrainz.

2003-02-18: The Flexistentialism blog publishes a brief introduction to MusicBrainz.

2003-02-11: Gordon Mohr of Bitzi analyzes the MusicBrainz launch on his O'Reilly Developer blog.

2003-01-28: Musician Lisa Rein's blog mentions Robert Kaye and MusicBrainz in an article on Ogg Vorbis.

Press releases

See MetaBrainz press releases.

2003-02-11: MusicBrainz' first press release covered the official MusicBrainz launch and the related artist dataset that was contributed by Agent Arts.

2000-09-06: Relatable announces the release of its TRM technology and its integration with MusicBrainz.