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Some information cannot be stored in the [[MusicBrainz]] database but is important background information for editing and voting. These are:  
 
Some information cannot be stored in the [[MusicBrainz]] database but is important background information for editing and voting. These are:  
* [[Identically Named Artists|IdenticallyNamedArtists]] - A list of artists who have the same name. Most of them have not been splitted into different artists but are one entry in the database, so you could start to work on them. (see [[How To Split Artists|HowToSplitArtists]])  
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* [[Identically Named Artists|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 [[How To Split Artists|HowToSplitArtists]])  
 
* [[Not Duplicate Artists|NotDuplicateArtists]] - This tries to keep track of artists with similar names who are not duplicate entries and should not be merged. Also see [[Not Duplicate Releases|NotDuplicateReleases]] for a list of similar releases which are not the same.  
 
* [[Not Duplicate Artists|NotDuplicateArtists]] - This tries to keep track of artists with similar names who are not duplicate entries and should not be merged. Also see [[Not Duplicate Releases|NotDuplicateReleases]] for a list of similar releases which are not the same.  
* [[Odd Release|OddRelease]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s - Different releases that are hard to fit into the [[MusicBrainz]] schema.  
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* [[Odd Release|OddRelease]]s - Different releases that are hard to fit into the [[MusicBrainz]] schema.  
** There is also a page called [[Talk:Odd Release|OddReleaseDiscussion]]. It is rather outdated and if you have a question when editing something odd it is probably best to ask in the [[Users Mailing List|UsersMailingList]] or see if you find a hint in the [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s.  
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** There is also a page called [[Talk:Odd Release|OddReleaseDiscussion]]. It is rather outdated and if you have a question when editing something odd it is probably best to ask in the [[Users Mailing List|UsersMailingList]] or see if you find a hint in the [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]s.  
  
 
* [[International Artists|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.  
 
* [[International Artists|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.  
** If you need help editing in certain languages you might want to look at [[Tell Similar Languages Apart|TellSimilarLanguagesApart]] of contact a moderator with a certain [[Moderator Language|ModeratorLanguage]] - or you try one of the [[Online Translator|OnlineTranslator]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s.  
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** If you need help editing in certain languages you might want to look at [[Tell Similar Languages Apart|TellSimilarLanguagesApart]] of contact a moderator with a certain [[Moderator Language|ModeratorLanguage]] - or you try one of the [[Online Translator|OnlineTranslator]]s.  
  
 
* [[Tracks With Multiple Artists|TracksWithMultipleArtists]] - Tries to list all releases that have tracks that consist of more than one song by more than one artist.  
 
* [[Tracks With Multiple Artists|TracksWithMultipleArtists]] - Tries to list all releases that have tracks that consist of more than one song by more than one artist.  
* [[Fictitious Artist|FictitiousArtist]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s - 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.  
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* [[Fictitious Artist|FictitiousArtist]]s - 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:  
 
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:  
* [[Virtual Duplicate Release|VirtualDuplicateRelease]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s - 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.  
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* [[Virtual Duplicate Release|VirtualDuplicateRelease]]s - 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.  
 
* [[Band With Main Performer Name|BandWithMainPerformerName]] - Description and list of a special construct where bands have the name of the main performer.  
 
* [[Band With Main Performer Name|BandWithMainPerformerName]] - Description and list of a special construct where bands have the name of the main performer.  
  
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* [[Other Databases|OtherDatabases]] can be helpfull resources for editing the data in [[MusicBrainz]].  
 
* [[Other Databases|OtherDatabases]] can be helpfull resources for editing the data in [[MusicBrainz]].  
 
* A rather outdated page provided links to [[Artist Discography|artist discographies]] - though now that they can be stored using [[Advanced Relationships|AdvancedRelationships]] this page only contains a few usefull links.  
 
* A rather outdated page provided links to [[Artist Discography|artist discographies]] - though now that they can be stored using [[Advanced Relationships|AdvancedRelationships]] this page only contains a few usefull links.  
* Again: there is a list of [[Online Translator|OnlineTranslator]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s.  
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* Again: there is a list of [[Online Translator|OnlineTranslator]]s.  
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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==Subjective Data==
 
==Subjective Data==
  
Storing subjective, non-factual data maybe one of the future goals of [[MusicBrainz]]. As by now there are only proposals.  
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Reviewing entities is possible through [https://www.critiquebrainz.org CritiqueBrainz]. Storing other subjective, non-factual data maybe one of the future goals of [[MusicBrainz]]. As by now there are only proposals.  
* There is a very outdated draft for [[Music Reviews|MusicReviews]] but this is not used anymore. Though we have a new separate Wiki dealing with questions about the realization of a review system: [http://review.musicbrainz.org/ http://review.musicbrainz.org/].  
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* There is a very outdated draft for [[Music Reviews|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/ http://review.musicbrainz.org/].  
 
* [[Music Rating|MusicRating]] might provide means of rating the data in [[MusicBrainz]].  
 
* [[Music Rating|MusicRating]] might provide means of rating the data in [[MusicBrainz]].  
 
* Genre information is perhaps too subjective and may lead to disputes (see [[Genre Alternative|GenreAlternative]] for another outdated draft) but the data could be categorized using a [[Folksonomy System|FolksonomySystem]].  
 
* Genre information is perhaps too subjective and may lead to disputes (see [[Genre Alternative|GenreAlternative]] for another outdated draft) but the data could be categorized using a [[Folksonomy System|FolksonomySystem]].  
  
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Metadata]]
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Metadata]]

Latest revision as of 19:10, 17 August 2017

Additional Metadata and Information

Some information cannot be stored in the MusicBrainz database but is important background information for editing and voting. These are:

  • 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:

External

Trivia

Trivia is the fun in data!

Subjective Data

Reviewing entities is possible through CritiqueBrainz. Storing other subjective, non-factual data maybe one of the future goals of MusicBrainz. As by now there are only proposals.