MusicBrainz Database/Download

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Introduction

Please read the MusicBrainz Database product page and the database schema documentation if you are not familiar with the MusicBrainz Database.

Setup

There are a two different methods to get a local database up and running, you can either:

  • Download a pre-configured virtual image of the MusicBrainz Server, or
  • Download the data dumps and follow the relevant section of the INSTALL

Replication

If you are interested in keeping the data in sync with MusicBrainz using our live data feed, you can either:

  • Enable replication in the pre-configured virtual image,
  • Use an alternative PostgreSQL setup using mbslave that includes replication without the rest of MusicBrainz Server, or
  • Use an alternative MySQL setup using mbzdb that includes replication without the rest of MusicBrainz Server

Download

The data dumps are available for downloaded at http://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/data/fullexport/.

The license and contents of each file is described below.

Public Domain

norights-a.gif The core data (artists, releases, recordings, etc.) is released into the public domain.

mbdump.tar.bz2
Core data (artists, albums, recordings, etc.) If you are setting up a test server, this is the only dump you will need to get started.
mbdump-cdstubs.tar.bz2
CD stubs

Creative Commons

File:cc-nc-sa-2.0-88x31.png Derived data along with a complete edit history and non-personal user data is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

mbdump-derived.tar.bz2
Derived data (annotations, tags, search indexes)
mbdump-edit.tar.bz2
Edit data (open and closed edits, edit notes, votes, auto-editor elections)
mbdump-editor.tar.bz2
Editor data (editors)
mbdump-stats.tar.bz2
Statistics