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This page is currently a stub. Eventually, it should list each of the MusicBrainz entity types, with a short description of each.
 
 
 
== Entity Types ==
 
== Entity Types ==
 
=== [[Artist]] ===
 
=== [[Artist]] ===
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An artist is generally a musician, group of musicians, a collaboration of multiple musicians or other music professional contributing to the works described in the [[MusicBrainz Database]].
 
=== [[Artist Credit]] ===
 
=== [[Artist Credit]] ===
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List of [[artist]]s, variations of artist names and pieces of text to join the artist names.
 
=== [[Label]] ===
 
=== [[Label]] ===
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Labels in [[MusicBrainz]] refer mainly to imprints on [[release]]s, and to a lesser extent, the record companies behind those imprints.
 
=== [[Medium]] ===
 
=== [[Medium]] ===
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Piece of media, included in a release. Contains information about the format, position in the release and an optional title.
 
=== [[Recording]] ===
 
=== [[Recording]] ===
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Represents unique audio data. Has title, [[artist credit]], duration, list of [[PUID]]s and [[ISRC]]s.
 
=== [[Release]] ===
 
=== [[Release]] ===
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Real-world release object you can buy in your music store.
 
=== [[Release Group]] ===
 
=== [[Release Group]] ===
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Represents an abstract "album" entity. Technically it's a group of releases, with a specified type.
 
=== [[Track]] ===
 
=== [[Track]] ===
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Contains a link to a [[recording]], title, [[artist credit]] and the position on the [[tracklist]].
 
=== [[Tracklist]] ===
 
=== [[Tracklist]] ===
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Simple ordered list of [[track]]s. Tracklists are used by [[medium]]s.
 
=== [[URL]] ===
 
=== [[URL]] ===
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Represents a regular internet [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Locator Uniform Resource Locator] and an associated description of that URL.
 
=== [[Work]] ===
 
=== [[Work]] ===
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One layer above [[recording]]s ("song", "composition", etc.). While recording represents audio data, work represents the composition behind the recording.
   
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[[Category:Documentation]] [[Category:Terminology]]
 
[[Category:Documentation]] [[Category:Terminology]]

Revision as of 05:50, 29 July 2011

Entity Types

Artist

An artist is generally a musician, group of musicians, a collaboration of multiple musicians or other music professional contributing to the works described in the MusicBrainz Database.

Artist Credit

List of artists, variations of artist names and pieces of text to join the artist names.

Label

Labels in MusicBrainz refer mainly to imprints on releases, and to a lesser extent, the record companies behind those imprints.

Medium

Piece of media, included in a release. Contains information about the format, position in the release and an optional title.

Recording

Represents unique audio data. Has title, artist credit, duration, list of PUIDs and ISRCs.

Release

Real-world release object you can buy in your music store.

Release Group

Represents an abstract "album" entity. Technically it's a group of releases, with a specified type.

Track

Contains a link to a recording, title, artist credit and the position on the tracklist.

Tracklist

Simple ordered list of tracks. Tracklists are used by mediums.

URL

Represents a regular internet Uniform Resource Locator and an associated description of that URL.

Work

One layer above recordings ("song", "composition", etc.). While recording represents audio data, work represents the composition behind the recording.

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