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=== Encyclopaedia Metallum ===
 
=== Encyclopaedia Metallum ===
 
I contacted [http://www.metal-archives.com Encyclopaedia Metallum] about using their cover art and got a response from [http://www.metal-archives.com/userprofile.php?user=Morrigan Morrigan]:  
 
I contacted [http://www.metal-archives.com Encyclopaedia Metallum] about using their cover art and got a response from [http://www.metal-archives.com/userprofile.php?user=Morrigan Morrigan]:  
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<pre>Date:    Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 4:35 PM
 +
From:    Morrigan <morrigan@metal-archives.com>
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To:      Philipp Wolfer <phw@rubyforge.org>
 +
Subject: Re: MusicBrainz and cover art
  
"You may use the images on our site as you want, since we got them from our users anyway. You can save them and upload them to your web server and use as you see fit. However, I would rather not that you link the images: hotlinking ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking]) is very bandwidth-consuming and not at all practical for us. So please, just save the images you need and upload them to wherever you want, and link from there."
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Hi,
  
So we don't should link to their cover art, but it should be no problem to use archive.org instead. -- [[User:OutsideContext|OutsideContext]] 22:19, 31 July 2007 (UTC)  
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You may use the images on our site as you want, since we got them from our users anyway. You can save them and upload them to your web server and use as you see fit.
 +
However, I would rather not that you link the images: hotlinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking) is very bandwidth-consuming and not at all practical for us. So please, just save the images you need and upload them to wherever you want, and link from there.
 +
 
 +
Cheers
 +
 
 +
Philipp Wolfer wrote:
 +
> Hi,
 +
>
 +
> Some time ago I linked some cover art from your site I was unable to
 +
> find anywhere else to the MusicBrainz.org database. However, since
 +
> MusicBrainz has no permission from you to do so, we removed the link.
 +
> So I ask you if you would allow MusicBrainz.org to link to your cover
 +
> art? This is normally only needed in rare cases when the artwork is
 +
> not available on Amazon. If you decide to allow this MusicBrainz will
 +
> need a short permission statement by you.
 +
>
 +
> See http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/CoverArtSites?highlight=%28cover%29%7C%28art%29
 +
> for some more information.
 +
>
 +
> Stay heavy and thanks for the great metal archives (and for not
 +
> letting in those metalcore bands),
 +
> Phil
 +
</pre>
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 +
So we don't should link to their cover art, but it should be no problem to use archive.org instead. -- [[User:OutsideContext|OutsideContext]] 22:19, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
  
 
=== Lokpest ===
 
=== Lokpest ===

Revision as of 20:36, 9 February 2010

Deep link directly from website

Album Art Exchange

Permission to use covers from http://www.albumartexchange.com/ has been granted as per the Message below --Centurion5

Sent: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:42 pm
From: Scott
To: centurion5
 
Sure Luke, thanks!

centurion5 wrote:
'Evening Scott,
I would like to request your permission to add AlbumArtExchange.com to the MusicBrainz.org Database's List of Supported Cover Art Sites Listed at:
http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/CoverArtSites
If you are unfamiliar "MusicBrainz is a community music metadatabase that attempts to create a comprehensive music information site."
Regards,
Luke.

Alpinechic

Permission to use covers from Alpinechic has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). --MeinDummy

Datum: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:43:05 +0100
Von: "Andrea Pestoni" <XXX>
An: "Christian XXX" <XXX>
Betreff: Re: alpinechic cover art at MusicBrainz

Hi Christian

Sure, you have our permission to link to cover art for releases on our site.

Best regards
Andrea / Alpinechic

CDBaby

Permission granted per meeting in 2007.

Encyclopedisque

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/ as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is French, where the key phrase is "Vous avez donc l'autorisation d'afficher les pochettes provenant de notre site" ("You have the authorization to display images coming from our site"). (Google translation) -- murdos 11:50, 02 July 2008 (UTC)

From:           Mange-Disque (Encyclopédisque) <>
CC:             Encyclopédisque (contact) <>
Date:           Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM
Subject:        Re: MusicBrainz

Nous attendions l'avis de notre webmaster concernant le trafic supplémentaire que les liens pourraient occasionner sur notre serveur, 
mais il n'y a aucun problème à ce niveau-là, nous a-t-il précisé.
Vous avez donc l'autorisation d'afficher les pochettes provenant de notre site. 
De notre côté, nous allons rajouter MusicBrainz dans notre page de liens (http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/liens.html)
 
Cordialement,
 
Pascal Poulain (Mange-Disque)

FiXT

Permission to use covers from FiXT has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). --MeinDummy

> Datum: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:16:13 -0400
> Von: "Michael Davis" <XXX>
> An: "Christian XXX" <XXX>
> Betreff: Re: FiXT cover art for MusicBrainz

> Christian,
> 
>  
> 
> We would love to help MusicBrainz. You have our permission to link to any
> album art you need.
> 
>  
> 
> If you need anything else, please let me know!
> 
>  
> 
> Best,
> 
> Michael Davis
> 
> FiXT
> 
> www.fixtstore.com <http://www.fixtstore.com/> 
> 
> artists@fixtonline.com

Jamendo

Permission to use Jamendo images was confirmed on their blog on 2007-08-03.

Excerpt: "Musicbrainz is a free database of music metadata managed by an impressive team of volunteers. We are happy to announce today that we are partnering with them so that they can access directly to all our album cover files. This means that all Jamendo albums in the MusicBrainz database will have their cover shown directly on musicbrainz.org!"

Magnatune

From:    John Buckman <john [at] magnatune [dot] com>
To:      Paul C. Bryan <email [at] pbryan [dot] net>
Subject: Re: Magnatune catalog on MusicBrainz
Date:    Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:52:19 -0800 

On Jan 23, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Paul C. Bryan wrote: 
> Dear John: 
>
> Thanks for your response. That's great news.
>
> Next question:
>
> MusicBrainz can link to cover art at your site, so they will be
> displayed on the page associated for the release. MusicBrainz policy
> dictates that we require explicit permission from you to do so. 

Ok, permission given

> Would you be willing to grant permission for MusicBrainz to link to
> cover art for releases on your site? 

Yes! 

I also have XML feeds of all my metadata that you're welcome to use. It's all under a CC by-nc-sa license: [http://magnatune.com/info/api http://magnatune.com/info/api] 

-john

Manj'Disc

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.mange-disque.tv/ as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is French, where the key phrase is "Je vous permet d'afficher les pochettes référencées sur le site dans les conditions présentées". (Google translation) Murdos 20:24, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

From:           Dominique <>
Date:           Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:56 PM
Subject:        Re: MusicBrainz

Bonjour,

Merci de l'intérêt porté à mange-disque. Je vous permet d'afficher les pochettes référencées sur le site dans les conditions présentées [lien vers le site].
Je ne pense pas que la charge réseau puisse présenter le moindre problème. J'ajouterai pour ma part un lien vers musicbrainz.

Cordialement.

Dominique

Ozon.ru

Affiliate, support included in 10/14/2007 release.

Phantasma13.com

Permission to use covers from Phantasma13.com has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). --MeinDummy

Datum: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:56:23 -0300
Von: "phantasma13" <XXX>
An: "Christian XXX" <XXX>
Betreff: Re: Phantasma13.com cover art at MusicBrainz

Hi Christian!!

I appreciate so much your support...
Yeah, for sure you can link our cover arts to MusicBrainz!

I'm working in a new layout to the label's website to be release in 
september.
And more downloads are on the way...

I'll add MusicBrainz to our links section, ok?

Thanks again!
best regards,

Rodrigo Helfenstein
www.phantasma13.com

Primordial Music

Permission to use covers from Primordial Music has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). -- MeinDummy

Datum: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 18:21:36 -0400
Von: Primordial Music <contact@primordialmusic.com>
An: "Christian XXX" <XXX>
Betreff: Re: Primordial Music cover art for MusicBrainz

Yes, feel free to link to cover art images. Thanks!

Malcolm K
Primordial Music

Thåström

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.thastrom.se/ as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is Swedish, "ja visst gör det." means "sure, go ahead". --ErikRamfelt

Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 15:39:02 +0200
From: Info <>
To: Erik Ramfelt <>
Subject: Re: Skivomslag, MusicBraniz och thastrom.se

Hejsan

ja visst gör det.

mvh

//Pankan 

> Jag är gammalt PLP-fan och hittade precis mina gamla imperiet skivor.
> Jag arbetar ofta med MusicBrainz, en databas för musikmetadata.
> Thåstöm (http://musicbrainz.org/show/artist/?artistid=273127) finns
> med och flertalet av hans band och skivor.

> Nu undrar jag om det är ok att lägga till länkar i databasen till
> skivomslagen som finns på thastrom.se websiten? Isf kommer
> skivomslagen synas brevid informationen om skivorna, som detta
> exemplet http://musicbrainz.org/release/11787d0e-37c7-4ee0-b606-1606282e6eca.html.
>
> Mvh Erik 

Universal Poplab

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.universalpoplab.com/ as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is Swedish, "Detta är inga problem för vår del." means "[Linking to cover artwork] is not a problem for us". Google translation --ErikRamfelt

Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 12:20:51 +0200
From: "Christer Lundberg" <>
To: "Erik Ramfelt" <>
Subject: Sv: Skivomslag, MusicBrainz och universalpoplab.com

Hallå Erik!

Detta är inga problem för vår del. 
Vår avsikt är ju att människor skall kunna tanka ned omslaget på egen
hand.
Kör så det ryker!

/Christer, Universal Poplab

>>> "Erik Ramfelt" <> 06/04/08 9:55  >>>
Tjena

Jag har precis hämtat hem er gratis singel "On the run" (tackar för
det!), och jag tänkte lägga upp information om den på MusicBrainz.
MusicBrainz är en databas för musikmetadata som också innehåller
Univeral Poplab
(http://musicbrainz.org/artist/7e291fce-9ff4-4738-9f0b-eef6f616cc0a.html)
och några av era releaser.

Nu undrar jag om det är ok att lägga till länkar i databasen till
skivomslagen som finns på www.universalpoplab.com websiten? Isf kommer
skivomslagen synas brevid informationen om skivorna, som detta
exemplet
http://musicbrainz.org/release/11787d0e-37c7-4ee0-b606-1606282e6eca.html.

Mvh Erik

X-Line

Permission to use covers from X-Line has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). --MeinDummy

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 16:44:29 +0400
Von: nullklever <XXX>
An: "Christian XXX" <XXX>
Betreff: Re: X-Line cover art for MusicBrainz

Hi Christian!
Sure, you can link to cover art, no problems.
..and thanks for your volunteer work!

==
Arkady Nullklever
Member of Alter-X promotion project,
Chief of X-Line digital label
http://www.last.fm/user/nullklever
http://alter-x.net

Zorch Factory Records

Permission to use covers from Zorch Factory Records has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). --MeinDummy

Datum: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:15:52 +0200
Von: ZF Records <info@zorchfactoryrecords.com>
An: Christian XXX <XXX>
Betreff: Re: Zorch Factory Records cover art for MusicBrainz

Hi there and thanks for your proposal and your great job!
Of course you can use all covers to illustrate the entries in the database
of musicbrainz.
So you have my explicit permission to do so.
Thanks a lot again.

Alles gutes

Manu/Zorch

Deep link via archive.org

Internet Archive

Permission to use images from the Internet Archive (http://archive.org) was granted to Robert Kaye in a meeting on 2009-12-08.

Apparement.fr

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.apparemment.fr/brassens/index.html as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is French, where the key phrase is "vous pouvez utilisez ces images sur votre site" ("you can use these images on your site"). (Google translation) -- Fabe56

From:           Vincent L. (Apparement.fr) <>
Date:           Sat, Feb 14 , 2009 at 07:33 PM
Subject:        Re: Autorisation MusicBrainz.org

Bonjour,
Mon site va subir une grosse mise à jour phot car j'ai beaucoup de nouvelles
pochettes, mais celles existantes ne seront pas modifiées, aussi vous pouvez
utilisez ces images sur votre site, bien cordialement, Vincent

Cakeography

Permission to use covers from http://cake.ography.co.uk/ via archive.org has been granted as per the email below (edited for readability and spam-protection). --foolip

Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:20:30 -0700
From: Joe Monterosso <>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <>
Subject: Re: Using cake.ography cover scans in MusicBrainz?

Sure thing Philip. I don't mind. :)

Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I am a CAKE fan and a regular editor of the MusicBrainz music database
> (http://musicbrainz.org). I've used archive.org to mirror a few of the
> covers for the CAKE releases in the database
> (http://musicbrainz.org/artist/fa7b9055-3703-473a-8a09-adf2fe031a24.html).
> This doesn't use any of your bandwidth but the source of the images
> can still be seen in the URL. Your website is also listed as a
> discography site for CAKE. Is it OK for us (MusicBrainz) to link to
> your covers in this way? I think it adds great value to the database,
> but if you disagree I will remove the link I have added. I repeat, we
> are not hotlinking, your bandwidth is not being stolen in any way
> shape or form.
>
> Philip Jägenstedt
>

Ekleipsi

--MeinDummy

Dear MD, 

thank you for your interest in our label: it is always a good feeling to sea someone appreciates the work we are doing, thanks from our very hearts! 

You can use of course every cover we used for our releases. You should find every cover in the Archive.org website, but if you are missing some artwork (or any other materials), please don't hesitate   to ask, we'll try our best to send what you need. 

Best regards 

A. Blake Label Manager 
_ 

Ekleipsi - Music from Shadows Independent netlabel for free dark music 
www.ekleipsi.com info@ekleipsi.com www.myspace.com/ekleipsi 

Encyclopaedia Metallum

I contacted Encyclopaedia Metallum about using their cover art and got a response from Morrigan:

Date:    Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 4:35 PM
From:    Morrigan <morrigan@metal-archives.com>
To:      Philipp Wolfer <phw@rubyforge.org>
Subject: Re: MusicBrainz and cover art

Hi,

You may use the images on our site as you want, since we got them from our users anyway. You can save them and upload them to your web server and use as you see fit.
However, I would rather not that you link the images: hotlinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking) is very bandwidth-consuming and not at all practical for us. So please, just save the images you need and upload them to wherever you want, and link from there.

Cheers

Philipp Wolfer wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Some time ago I linked some cover art from your site I was unable to
> find anywhere else to the MusicBrainz.org database. However, since
> MusicBrainz has no permission from you to do so, we removed the link.
> So I ask you if you would allow MusicBrainz.org to link to your cover
> art? This is normally only needed in rare cases when the artwork is
> not available on Amazon. If you decide to allow this MusicBrainz will
> need a short permission statement by you.
> 
> See http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/CoverArtSites?highlight=%28cover%29%7C%28art%29
> for some more information.
> 
> Stay heavy and thanks for the great metal archives (and for not
> letting in those metalcore bands),
> Phil

So we don't should link to their cover art, but it should be no problem to use archive.org instead. -- OutsideContext 22:19, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Lokpest

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.lokpest.com/ via archive.org as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is Swedish, "det är helt ok" means "that's absolutely ok." --foolip

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 17:30:04 +0200
From: Krofinzki <>
To: Philip Jägenstedt <>
Subject: Re: Användning av dina coverscans på MusicBrainz

Det är helt ok :)

Trevligt att min sida e länkad i databasen också! Men lite onödigt att
länka till den gamle versionen av diskografit kanske (den som finns på
http://web.telia.com/~u30321219). Det är inte meningen att den sidan
skall finnas kvar egentligen, det är bara pågrund utav lathet som den
existerar idag :)

Schysst av dig att mejla o fråga förresten!

Mvh
Tobbe

On 9/5/07, Philip Jägenstedt <> wrote:
> Hej!
>
> Jag är gammalt LOK-fan och tycker att lokpest.com rockar. Jag arbetar
> ofta med MusicBrainz, en databas för musikmetadata. Alla LOK:s skivor
> finns under http://musicbrainz.org/artist/27617f1f-2a7b-44df-b345-0aedde68d28a.html.
> Jag har använt archive.org för att spegla framsidorna till alla skivor
> från lokpest.com och länkat in dom i MusicBrainz. Hoppas att du tycker
> att det är OK, om du inte gör det så kan du förbjuda archive.org från
> att komma åt din sajt med robots.txt (eller bara be mig att ta bort
> länkarna). Men jag hoppas att du inte misstycker, det tar ingen av din
> bandbredd och din sida finns länkad som diskografi-sida för LOK.
>
> Philip Jägenstedt
>

Modern Sky

Permission obtained to use covers from http://www.modernsky.com/ via archive.org as per below (edited for readability and spam-protection). The written language is simplified Chinese, where the key phrase is "你可以使用我们的图片,没有关系" (you can use our images, no problems). -- foolip 15:45, 06 November 2007 (UTC)

Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 17:34:56 +0800
From: Philip Jägenstedt
To: prop at modernsky dot com
Subject: MusicBrainz能否使用摩登天空的封面图像?

你们好,

我是正在北京做毕业设计来自瑞典的歌迷。我经常在MusicBrainz音乐元数据库(http://musicbrainz.org/)编程华语专辑,其中不少是摩登天空的艺人,比如木马、果味VC、超级市场、新裤子、废墟等等。我想问的是:我们MusicBrainz能否使用摩登天空的封面图像?我们通过archive.org链接,这意味着我们不使用你们的宽带,而是直接从archive.org缓存下载的。例如
[[Image:muma_ep_cover.jpg]]

我在MusicBrainz上给你们准备了一个例子,请见
http://musicbrainz.org/release/92257776-795b-4cf2-82fc-3a74446a8e6f.html

如果你们不同意我会立刻删除此封面链接,但我估计以上讲述的方式会吸引更多对你们的音乐感兴趣的人,包括中国人和像我的外国人。

菲利普 (Philip)
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 19:37:27 +0800
From: prop at modernsky dot com
To: Philip Jägenstedt
Subject: 回复: MusicBrainz能否使用摩登天空的封面图像?

菲利普

你好。非常高兴你能喜欢我们的音乐。
看到了你的网页。你可以使用我们的图片,没有关系。
如果有什么问题,可以继续写信给我们。

摩登天空
丁太升

Painful Convictions

Permission obtained by voiceinsideyou to use archive.org to link to cover art on Painful Convictions (for bootlegs and rarities in particular).

Subject: Re: Use of 9inchnails.com / PLS images for bootlegs via Archive.org
From: "matt@9inchnails.com" <matt@9inchnails.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 14:12:24 -0500
To: "Chad XXXXXX" <XXXXXXX@XXXXX>

You have permission to do this. Sorry for the huge delay in responding.
 
Matt

On Nov 28, 2007 4:04 AM, Chad XXXXXX <XXXXXXX@XXXXX> wrote:

    Hi there

    Just double checking on this. An email reply will be fine if it's just
    archive.org links/bandwidth we'd be using. You can revoke permission at
    any time with an email to support@musicbrainz.org or
    legal@musicbrainz.org and the links via archive.org will be removed.

    Many thanks
    Chad

    matt@9inchnails.com wrote:
    > I think this would be possible. What would you need from me
    > specifically for permission on a webpage?
    >
    > - Matt
    >
    > On 9/7/07, *Chad XXXXXXX* < XXXXXXX@XXXXX
    > <mailto:XXXXXXX@XXXXX>> wrote:
    >
    >     Interesting stuff - thanks for your reply!
    >
    >     Incidentally, (and this is a stretch), how would you feel about
    >     MusicBrainz deep-linking / hotlinking to the cover art images you have
    >     for bootlegs and releases such as this compilation?
    >
    >     It's new functionality the team are ironing out, but we need specific
    >     permission published somewhere on your site or in reply. If you are
    >     concerned about bandwidth, we can use links via archive.org
    >     < http://archive.org> (not sure if
    >     you're familiar with that).
    >
    >     You can see the current sites we are working with (and some debate on
    >     it) here if you're interested:
    >     http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/CoverArtSites
    >
    >     Feel free to say no; just would be cool to get some cover art for
    >     obscure NIN releases :-)
    >
    >     Chad

Individual release permission

See release permission for details.