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Welcome to the MusicBrainz Wiki!

The MusicBrainz Wiki is a dynamic and growing information resource to help you understand MusicBrainz, learn how to use and contribute to it more effectively, and to help shape the direction it takes into the future.

Introduction to MusicBrainz

New users can find an introduction to MusicBrainz in this Wiki, as well as an explanation of the Picard Tagger and how to contribute.

Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs are maintained by the MusicBrainz community. You are likely to find the answer there to your question on how to use MusicBrainz.

If you cannot find an answer in the FAQ, search the MetaBrainz forums to see whether another person has asked the same question before. If not, start a new thread and just ask!


This wiki has important guidelines that help you determine how data on the database should be added and modified.

  • The style guidelines have information on how the data in MusicBrainz should be formatted and organized.
  • The editing tips provide information on how editing works and suggestions on the most effective ways to add new data and correct data that has errors or doesn't follow the style guidelines.

The MusicBrainz-Users mailing list archive also holds many discussions and informal agreements on formatting entries.

Community Projects

The users who take care of the MusicBrainz database have started various small community projects around specialized areas. This helps people to coordinate their editing efforts and to find like minded editors who have knowledge in similar areas.

Feel free to contact or join these groups, or even to found a new one!

MusicBrainz Development

The community is actively developing MusicBrainz, and is offering a number of different products.

Feel free to check out our server and database, and the license they're provided under.