History:Style/Relationships/URLs/Cover art whitelist

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Status: This is an official style guideline.


This is the whitelist for Has Cover Art At Relationship Type.

Official Relationship Type Whitelist

Attention.png Has Cover Art At Relationship Type is subject to special rules regarding what sites may and may not be linked.

Only those sites which have been whitelisted may be linked to. A link to any site not on the whitelist is not permitted.

  • Any edit to add a link to a site not on the whitelist should be voted down.
  • Any such link which has somehow already been added should be removed.

The process for adding a site to the whitelist for this relationship type can be found on the proposals page. Do not edit this page to add a new site to the whitelist without following the official process for whitelisting a site.

Using the Internet Archive (archive.org)

As of December 8th, 2009, linking to absolutely any image on the Internet Archive is allowed. This includes any image hosted at the Internet Archive and those that have been archived using the Wayback Machine. However, if MusicBrainz receives a request to remove a link to an image from a copyright owner, MusicBrainz will comply.

If you believe that MusicBrainz violates your copyright by linking to an image at the Wayback Machine, notify MusicBrainz, the issue will be addressed as quickly possible.'

Affiliate Sites

Amazon 
For Amazon, use the Amazon Relationship Type, not Has Cover Art At Relationship Type!

Allowed Sites

Site Example release Cover URL Permission Support in MB Server[1]
Apparement.fr (Georges Brassens discography) Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
cake.ography (CAKE discography) Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
CD Baby Example Cover Granted Yes
Ekleipsi Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
Encyclopaedia Metallum Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
Encyclopédisque (French 7") Example Cover Granted Yes
Internet Archive Example Cover Granted Yes
Jamendo Example Cover Granted Yes
Lokpest (LOK discography) Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
Magnatune Example Cover Granted Yes
Manj'Disc (French site focused on animated cartoons & series) Example Cover Granted Yes
Modern Sky (摩登天空) (MB entry) Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
Ozon.ru (large russian e-store) Example Cover Granted Yes
Painful Convictions (Nine Inch Nails fan site) Example Cover Granted Yes (via archive.org)
Thåström (Joakim Thåström site) Example Cover Granted Yes
Universal Poplab (Universal Poplab site) Example Cover Granted Yes

Unsupported Sites With Permission

The following sites have granted permission to link to their coverart, but are not yet supported in the server. It is OK to link to some of these, but direct server support for displaying linked images is not guaranteed to be added.

Site Example release Cover URL Permission Support in MB Server[1]
Alpinechic Example Cover Granted No
FiXT Example Cover Granted No
Phantasma13.com Example Cover Granted No
Primordial Music Example Cover Granted No
X-Line Example Cover Granted No
Zorch Factory Records Example Cover Granted No
Specific permissions for individual releases is tracked on the release permission page.

Unallowed Sites

  • Every other site

Sites Which Have Been Contacted

Please note that no permission has been granted for any of the following sites, linking to images directly off their servers is not permitted. When adding a site, please include an example release and a direct link to its cover. Please also keep the list in alphabetical order. Entries highlighted in blue have been contacted for permission.

Site Example release Cover URL Contacted Comments Support in MB Server[1]
AlbumArtExchange Example Cover No No
AllCDCovers Example Cover No No
ArkivMusic Example Cover No No
cdRoots Example Cover No No
CD Universe Example Cover No No
cede.ch Example Cover Yes No
Discogs Example Cover Yes unavailable via archive.org (robots.txt exclusion) No
eMusic Example Cover No No
Fresh Poulp Records Example Cover No No
Gospel.nl Example Cover Yes No
Gutsofdarkness.com Example Cover Yes No
Hitmeister.de Example Cover No No
HMV.co.uk Example Cover No No
HMV.co.jp Example Cover No No
Homegrown Music Network Example Cover No No
iClassics Example Cover No No
Joshin (web) Example (JAN) Cover (cat.num.) No No
Juno Records Example Cover No No
Last.fm Example Cover Yes No
MusicMeter.nl Example Cover No No
The Movie Music Store (aka SoundtrackINFO) Example Cover No No
MusicPlug Example Cover No No
MusicStack Example Cover No No
Muziekarchief.be (Belgian encyclopedia for discography) Example Cover Yes In negotiation No
Rate Your Music Example Cover No No
Resonance Music Store Example Cover Yes No
The Fall online Example Cover No unavailable via archive.org (robots.txt exclusion) No
Wikipedia Example Cover No No
Yalp.it Example Cover No No
YesAsia.com Example Cover No Possible affiliate? No
Zvuki.ru (an online russian music encyclopedia) Example Cover No Embeds logo into coverart (a no-go?) No

Sites In RFC

(None)

References and Notes

Ruoak has said that links to art on an artist's own website may be linked to, but only if written permission to do so is requested and received from the artist or their representative. In such a case, that written permission must be published here in the wiki. -- BrianFreud [2007-05-10:4:33EST]

Discussion on MB-Users: http://www.nabble.com/Proposal%3A-URL-based-cover-art-tf2817425s2885.html#a7863760