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The People Behind MusicBrainz


The following are short biographies of some of the people behind MusicBrainz. There are developers who write the software for the web site and client applications, system administrators who keep the servers running, style editors who edit the style guidelines, and editors who add to and improve the accuracy of the data itself, but all of them contribute their efforts to help make MusicBrainz work better for everyone.


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Robert Kaye has made MusicBrainz his career and passion for the past 10 years. As the founder of MusicBrainz as well as the Executive Director of the MetaBrainz Foundation, Rob spends his time working tirelessly on improving the digital audio experience. Read more...

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Lukáš is the current maintainer of Picard tagger. Since 2007 he has started some serious work on the server, libtunepimp and libmusicbrainz. Read more...

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Dave is the primary maintainer of the MusicBrainz servers (stats) and makes sure that they run smoothly. Since Q4/2005, he stepped down from the position of the server main developer, but continues to make major contributions to the MusicBrainz service. Read more...

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Aurélien is one of the developers working on MusicBrainz Server. Some of his contributions have been adding Subscriptions to editors and Ratings

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Matthias Friedrich has worked on several of the MusicBrainz subprojects. His latest contributions include the design of the new REST-based web service (which rendered his position as the local RDF and Semantic Web guru obsolete) as well as the official python client library, PythonMusicBrainz2. Read more...

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Oliver was first introduced to MusicBrainz development through the 2008 Google Summer of Code project. Taking on the ambitious work of rewrtiting MusicBrainzServer to use Catalyst and Template Toolkit, along with various other newer technologies, Oliver was hired by Rob in October to continue his work.

The MusicBrainz Community

MusicBrainz wouldn't be the same without its user community. See the top editors list for a list of people who've contributed the most number of edits. Most of these users are AutoEditors, too. Of course, this is not the only way, others who contributed less edits may have shared their knowledge about specific artists in the database, or helped building the community, etc. Quite a number of users who have made contributions to the wiki have created their own Wiki page.

Honorable Mentions

keschte 75.jpg IRC: keschte | Wiki: Keschte | Last.fm: g0llum | Web ]
Stefan Kestenholz (Keschte, or g0llum before 05/2006), was one of the major contributors to the MusicBrainz Server, and found his way from improving the JavaScript parts of the server (He is the one responsible for the GuessCase script, and the EditSuite) to creating new features of the mb_server. Read more...

wolfsong 75.jpg IRC: wolfsong | Wiki: WolfSong | Last.fm: wolfsong ]
Cristov, besides being the first official WikiDocs TransclusionEditor, had a particular interest in Advanced Relationships issues; and was frequently be found participating in extensive discussions on the mailing lists to form guidelines in these areas. Read more...

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Christoph, better known to brainzers as DonRedman, was MusicBrainz' resident expert on social issues and organizational development. He has contributed a lot of work to the MusicBrainz Wiki, and to the WikiDocs project. He was also the secretary of the StyleCouncil. Read more...

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Alex organized the MusicBrainz StyleCouncil, responsible for editing the style guidelines used by editors when entering and updating the data in MusicBrainz. He led an effort to correct the many foreign language entries that were misencoded, and largely as a result is one of our top editors. Read more...

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Neil was our first Style Dude, who was instrumental in setting up and evolving our style guidelines.

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Tarragon was our second StyleDude, helping to develop and extend the official StyleGuidelines, and worked with DonRedman to migrate the guidelines to the MusicBrainz Wiki. Read more...

template 75.jpg IRC: - | Wiki: JohnCarter | Last.fm: zeroGravitas ]
John was the person responsible for maintaining our MailingLists. John's first contribution towards MusicBrainzDevelopment was the migration of the Wiki content to MoinMoin (now further migrated to MediaWiki).

  • .. Since 2000, when MusicBrainz was created, lots of people came, and left the project again. Therefore, the list of people which were mentioned on previous versions of this page was moved to MusicBrainzContributors. Since it is impossible to keep this list up-to-date, we don't even try...