There are a two different methods to get database up and running, you can either:
The data can be downloaded from http://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/data/fullexport/ The license and contents of each file is described below.
The core data (artists, releases, tracks etc.) is released into the public domain.
- Core data (artists, albums, tracks etc.) If you are setting up a test server, this is the only dump you will need to get started.
- CD stubs
- Derived data (annotations, tags, search indexes)
- Edit data (open and closed edits, edit notes, votes, auto-editor elections)
- Editor data (editors)