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Blog items

  • 2009-11-27:
Knowledge Foundation blog published 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 (amongst others: MusicBrainz, Wikipedia), Linked_Data and points out the value of MusicBrainz unique identifers.
  • 2008-10-28:
CreativeCommons blog published an interview with Robert Kaye talking about CreativeCommons usage in MusicBrainz, communities project and 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's identifiers 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.
  • 2005-04-19:
Joi Ito talks about the launch of the MetaBrainz Foundation.
  • 2005-03-28:
crschmidt talks about using MusicBrainz with the MeNow project.
  • 2004-10-23:
Brian Alger's Cybersphere blog has an item on MusicBrainz and Ethnomusicology.
  • 2004-10-13:
Mike Linksvayer of CreativeCommons has two items on MusicBrainz in his gondwanaland.com blog.
  • 2004-03-20:
Japanese blog OTO-NETA has an item on MusicBrainz. (??? Japanese)
  • 2004-03-20:
CreativeCommons' blog has an entry on MusicBrainz for OS X using iEatBrainz.
  • 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 has a blog item on Robert Kaye and MusicBrainz.
  • 2003-02-18:
The Flexistentialism blog has an item on 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 item on Ogg Vorbis.

News Stories and Articles

  • 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. (En español)
  • 2009-04-21:
Karl Hodge of Tech Radar recommends using Picard Tagger 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.
  • 2008-09-15:
Joseph Tartakoff of the San Francisco Chronicle talks to Robert Kaye about Picard Tagger 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 released a detailed article comparing existing Music Databases (Last.fm, Discogs, AllMusic, RateYourMusic, MusicBrainz, Wikipedia).
  • 2005-06-07:
Punto Informatico, an Italian "internet daily," has a detailed review of the Windows Tagger that also mentions the Picard Tagger. (In italiano)
  • 2005-06-05:
The Washington Post includes a short review of the Windows Tagger in their Personal Tech column. (Free registration required)
  • 2005-04-19:
Barrapunto, the "Spanish Slashdot," covers the MetaBrainz launch. (En español)
  • 2005-04-19:
Netzwelt.de covers the MetaBrainz launch (Auf Deutsch)
  • 2005-03-21:
The Wall Street Journal mentions MusicBrainz in an article on music metadata.
  • 2004-08-24:
Another French review of MusicBrainz in Micro Hebdo. (En Français)
  • 2004-07-16:
French computer magazine Clubic has an review of the MusicBrainzTagger as an alternative to MoodLogic. (En Français)
  • 2004-07-13:
French open-source software site Framasoft.net has a review of the MusicBrainzTagger. (En Français)
  • 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. (En español)
  • 2003-10-03:
perl.com has an article about using MusicBrainz lookup functions in your 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 ??????????? (Computerra) has an article on MusicBrainz. (??????? 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. (Deutsch)
  • 2002-12-01:
IBM developerWorks has an article about MusicBrainz that focuses on the Metadata Initiative. (Japanese translation of article: ???)
  • 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:
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:
Newsforge covers MusicBrainz in their Open Source alive and well at O'Reilly P2P conference article.
  • 2001-05-24:
C-NET News covers the Roxio suit and mentions MusicBrainz as one of the Gracenote alternatives.
  • 2001-05-17:
MusicBrainz is covered in a WebNoize article about Roxio and GraceNote. (Requires Webnoize subscription)
  • 2001-05-02:
The Napster/Relatable deal gets covered by the Washington Post -- includes a blurb about MusicBrainz.
  • 2001-04-19:
MusicBrainz is mentioned in a WebNoize article on the Relatable/Napster deal. (Requires Webnoize subscription)
  • 2000-10-20:
Wired News mentions MusicBrainz in their Taking Stock of the Music Scene article.

Press Releases

  • 2005-04-19:
Our second View PDF press release covers the launch of the MetaBrainz Foundation.
  • 2003-02-11:
MusicBrainz's first press release View PDF covers the official MusicBrainz launch and the related artist dataset that was contributed by Agent Arts.
  • 2000-09-06:
Relatable's press release announcing open source release of FreeAmp with MusicBrainz support.

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