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Entity Types

Areas are historical and existing geographic regions.
Artists are generally a musician, group of musicians, a collaboration of multiple musicians or other music professionals who contribute to works described in the MusicBrainz Database.
Artist Credits
Artist credits are a list of artists, variations of artist names and pieces of text to join the artist names.
An organised event which people can attend, and is relevant to MusicBrainz. Events generally refer to live performances, like concerts and festivals.
Labels are generally imprints on releases, and to a lesser extent, the record companies behind those imprints.
A medium is a piece of media included in a release. It contains information about the format, position in the release and an optional title as well as a list of tracks.
Places are areas smaller than a geographical region (like a building or an outdoor area) used to perform or produce music.
Recordings are unique audio data. Has title, artist credit, duration, and ISRCs.
Releases are real-world release objects (like a physical album) that you can buy in your music store.
Release Group
Release groups are an abstract "album" entity. Technically it's a group of releases, with a specified type.
A series is a sequence of separate release groups, releases, recordings, works or events with a common theme. The theme is usually prominent in the branding of the entities in the series and the individual entities will often have been given a number indicating the position in the series.
A track contains a link to a recording, title, artist credit and the position on the medium. A track is different from a recording in that it is unique to a release; a number of different releases can contain the same recording.
A URL represents a regular Internet Uniform Resource Locator and an associated description of that URL.
One layer above recordings ("song", "composition", etc.). While recording represents audio data, work represents the composition behind the recording.