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[[MusicBrainz]] is not unique as a database of music information. For a comprehensive list, see [[wikipedia:List_of_online_music_databases|wikipedia]]. This page lists some and indicates if crosslinking is possible.
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For an exhaustive list of databases that can be linked to from [[MusicBrainz Entity|entities]] see the [[Other_Databases_Relationship_Type/Whitelist|whitelist]].
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<span style="float:both;">__TOC__</span>
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== General Purpose ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="80%"
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|-
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!Site
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!Description/Notes
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!width=75px|Access
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!License
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!Advanced Relationship
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:|Wikipedia]]
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|Wiki-based free general interest encyclopedia.
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|Free
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|Creative Commons
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|[[Link Wikipedia And MusicBrainz|Yes]]
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|-
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|[[FreeDB]]
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|Open version of [[WikiPedia:CDDB|CDDB]].
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|Free
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|GPL
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.discogs.com/ Discogs]
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|Commercial site, switched to a public domain license for its data in early 2008.
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|Free
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|Public Domain
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|[[rt:04a5b104-a4c2-4bac-99a1-7b837c37d9e4|artists]], [[rt:99e550f3-5ab4-3110-b5b9-fe01d970b126|release groups]], [[rt:4a78823c-1c53-4176-a5f3-58026c76f2bc|releases]], [[rt:5b987f87-25bc-4a2d-b3f1-3618795b8207|labels]]
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|-
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|[https://musicmoz.org/ MusicMoz]
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|Comprehensive directory of all things music, edited by volunteers. Imports data from MusicBrainz.
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|Free
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|[https://musicmoz.org/xml/license.html MusicMoz Data Use License]
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|[[MusicMoz Relationship Type|Yes]]
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|-
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|[https://www.allmusic.com/ Allmusic]
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|Commercial site. Part of content is freely available.
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|Free
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|Proprietary
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|[[rt:6b3e3c85-0002-4f34-aca6-80ace0d7e846|artists]], [[rt:a50a1d20-2b20-4d2c-9a29-eb771dd78386|release groups]], [[rt:54482490-5ff1-4b1c-9382-b4d0ef8e0eac|recordings]], [[rt:ca9c9f46-11bd-423a-b134-9109cbebe9d7|works]]
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|-
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|[[Gracenote]] (formerly CDDB)
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|Commercial site. Inspired MusicBrainz to start by stealing all the public data
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|
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|Proprietary
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|No
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|-
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|[https://rateyourmusic.com/ Rate Your Music]
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|Metadata database allowing users to rate and review albums. Commercial site.
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|Free
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|Proprietary
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat]
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|International network of library holdings
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|
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|
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|[[Other_Databases_Relationship_Type|Yes]]
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|-
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|[https://openlibrary.org/ Open Library]
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|Internet Archive's project for books (including audiobooks)
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|
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|
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|[[Other_Databases_Relationship_Type|Yes]]
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|-
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|[https://www.getdigitaldata.com/GD3.aspx GD3]
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|Commercial site. Also supports DVDs.
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|
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|Proprietary
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|No
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|-
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|[http://www.gnudb.org/ gnudb.org]
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|
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[http://opencdindex.com/ Open CD Index]
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|
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|Free
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|GPL
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|No
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|-
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|[https://jaxsta.com/ Jaxsta]
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|Aggregator of content-owner supplied music credits through DDEX.
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|
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:Sound Credit|Sound Credit]]
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|Music credits platform for capturing metadata in DDEX RIN format. Also provides an [https://sound.credit/home online database].
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|
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|
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|No
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== Thematic ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="90%"
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|-
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!Site
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!Description/Notes
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!width=75px|Access
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!License
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!Advanced Relationship
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|-
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|[http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/ SoundtrackCollector]
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|Movie soundtrack database.
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[https://vgmdb.net/ VGMdb]
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|Database of videogame music
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|Free
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|
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|[[rt:0af15ab3-c615-46d6-b95b-a5fcd2a92ed9|artists]], [[rt:8a2d3e55-d291-4b99-87a0-c59c6b121762|labels]], [[rt:6af0134a-df6a-425a-96e2-895f9cd342ba|releases]]
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|-
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|[https://www.metal-archives.com/ Encyclopaedia Metallum]
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|Database of bands from various forms of heavy metal music
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[http://www.sa-cd.net/ SA-CD.net]
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|Database referencing Super Audio CDs
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/ Encyclopédisque]
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|Database of French 7"
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.soundamental.org/ Soundamental]
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|Database of French singles and albums. Has [[Release_Catalog_Number|catnos]] and [[Barcode|barcodes]]
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[http://www.45cat.com/ 45cat]
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|Global database for 7" vinyl
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|
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|
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|[[Other_Databases_Relationship_Type|Yes]]
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|-
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|[https://samplerinfos.de/ SamplerInfos]
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|Database of German samplers and compilations
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.lddb.com/ LaserDisc Database]
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|Database cataloging all LaserDiscs ever been released. Also has information for HD DVD, CED, VHD and D-VHS releases.
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.pmdb.org.taipei/ 臺灣流行音樂資料庫]
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|Taiwan Popular Music Database
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[http://www.allmusic.hu/ allmusic.hu]
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|Hungary music database
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|Free
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|
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|No
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== Covers ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="90%"
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|-
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!Site
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!Description/Notes
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!width=75px|Access
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!License
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!Advanced Relationship
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|-
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|[http://www.coversproject.com/ The Covers Project]
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|A database of cover songs (songs performed by an artist other than the original performer). Uses MusicBrainz data.
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.secondhandsongs.com Second Hand Songs]
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|A database of cover songs containing ''artists, songs and covers (80K originals, 640K cover songs and 3166 songs with samples)'' (2018-10-27). MB allows linking.
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|Free
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|
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|[[rt:79c5b84d-a206-4f4c-9832-78c028c312c3|artists]], [[rt:0e555925-1b7d-475c-9b25-b9c349dcc3f3|releases]], [[rt:b80dff64-9560-445a-b824-c8b432d77a52|works]]
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|[https://cover.info/ coverinfo.de]
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|Large database that lists more than 50000 cover songs and samples, main site and interface in German, but there is also a user guide in English.
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|Free
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|
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|No
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|[http://www.metamuse.org/ Metamuse]
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|Metamuse is an ever expanding database of cover songs and remixes by major and independent record label artists from around the world. Watch videos, rate and comment on song versions by different artists. ''Possibly offline 2018-10.''
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|Free
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|No
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|-
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|[https://www.whosampled.com/ WhoSampled]
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|Details of samples, covers and interpolations
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|
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|
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|[[Other_Databases_Relationship_Type|Yes]]
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== Classical ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="90%"
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|-
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!Site
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!Description/Notes
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!width=75px|Access
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!License
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!Advanced Relationship
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|-
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|[https://imslp.org/ International Music Score Library Project]
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|Holds the [http://imslp.org/wiki/ Petrucci Music Library], an internet-based collaborative music score library.
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|Free
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|Public Domain
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|Yes (as "[[rt:0cc8527e-ea40-40dd-b144-3b7588e759bf|has score]]")
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|-
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|[https://musopen.org/ MusOpen]
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|Online music library of copyright free (public domain) music. Offers free music and sheet music downloads.
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|Free
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|Public Domain
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|No
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|-
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|[http://english.digibit.es/products/sonata-db/ SonataDB]
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|Commercial site.
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|
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|
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|No
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== Open Data ==
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* Last.fm:
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*:[http://www.last.fm/ http://www.last.fm/] - ''currently uses [[MusicBrainz]] data''
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* Open Directory:
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*:[https://curlie.org/en/Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/ https://curlie.org/en/Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/]  - ''also lists other directories at [https://curlie.org/en/Arts/Music/Directories/ https://curlie.org/en/Arts/Music/Directories/]''
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== Data available at no cost ==
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Free as in "Free beer, if you drink it in my bar".
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* [http://www.gnod.net/ GnoD]:
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*: ''nifty little engine that deals with relating artists to each other; the database doesn't appear to be publicly available, but the service is free and in a very usable state''
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* [http://www.webmusicdb.com/ Web Music Database]
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== Others ==
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The following is still unsorted
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* Music Plasma: [http://www.musicplasma.com/ http://www.musicplasma.com/] - ''very pretty related artist mapping database with audio clips; very little documentation so not sure where their data comes from''
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* UPC Database: [https://www.upcdatabase.com/ https://www.upcdatabase.com/] - ''database of [[Barcode|BarCode]]s including music CDs (as well as DVDs, nappies and other assorted goods)''
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* [[BPM Data Base|BPMDataBase]]: [http://www.bpmdatabase.com/ http://www.bpmdatabase.com/] - ''database of dance music tracks with their bpm for DJs'' - Slowly dying in 2008 due to spam submissions and no non-spam submissions.
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* Wolf's Kompaktkiste: [https://www.kompaktkiste.de/ https://www.kompaktkiste.de/]
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* CDArchiv: [http://www.cdarchiv.de http://www.cdarchiv.de] - ''German site, database supports the Hitbase application''
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* [http://viaf.org/ VIAF] - VIAF is a database that links the person name entries of national libraries together. It should contain every person that has ever released a work.
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* [http://www.liederenbank.nl/ Nederlandse Liederenbank] - Database with Dutch lyrics, tunes and songs. Source for origin of (old) works. Crosslinking requested.
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(please add any more you know of)
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Examples of a more tightly-focused database that is crying out to be built on top of a [[MusicBrainz]] foundation:
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* Sample FAQ: [http://the-breaks.com/ http://the-breaks.com/] - ''tells you "who sampled what from who", irregularly updated and with a hand-tooled vibe but very interesting''
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* Songtitle.info: [http://www.songtitle.info/ http://www.songtitle.info/] - ''US television advert music database''
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* Some random guy's CD collection: [http://www.ludd.luth.se/users/h-son/cd/info.html http://www.ludd.luth.se/users/h-son/cd/info.html]
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==Defunct Databases==
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* Echo Cloud: [http://www.echocloud.net/ http://www.echocloud.net/] '''[not working]''' - ''database of related artists (if you like xxx then you might like yyy) based on crawling P2P networks'' - Down as of 2008-03.
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* Cover Songs Database: [http://slicks.ulyssis.org/coverdb/ http://slicks.ulyssis.org/coverdb/] - ''similar to above, but also tracks usage in samples'' - Down as of 5/24/07
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* Music Recommender: [http://recommender.ipsi.fhg.de/music/cds.aspx http://recommender.ipsi.fhg.de/music/cds.aspx]  - ''database of related CDs (if you like xxx then you might like yyy) based on crawling music playlists'' Down as of 2008-03.
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* [[Mood Logic|MoodLogic]]: [http://www.moodlogic.com/ http://www.moodlogic.com/] - ''proprietary, fingerprint based. mood and genre matching'' "Effective March 3, 2008, Macrovision announces the end of life (EOL) of the Moodlogic music management and recommendation software."
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* [[Music Match|MusicMatch]]: Their database was taken offline in September, 2007, when Yahoo! aquired them.  Yahoo! has since discontinued the [[Music Match|MusicMatch]] software and database completely.
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* [http://www.music-city.org/ Music City]:''"Collaborative" music and artists DB. Has content from Amazon and no copyright statement (see also [http://www.music-city.org/forum.php?thread=3 thread in their forum]). Beta. Does not seem to be very active as of June 2005.''
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* [[Christian Music Place|ChristianMusicPlace]]: [http://www.christianmusic.org/cmp/artists/ http://www.christianmusic.org/cmp/artists/]
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* The Free Track Info Xchange: [http://www.threetix.net http://www.threetix.net] - ''works with the Microsoft Deluxe CD Player, and also has a "universal" data converter (PLC)''
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* Daz.com - ''Seems to mainly source data from freedb''
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* Commercial Breaks & Beats: [http://www.commercialbreaksandbeats.co.uk/ http://www.commercialbreaksandbeats.co.uk/] - ''UK television advert music database''
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* TrackType.org: [http://www.tracktype.org/ http://www.tracktype.org/]
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==See also==
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*[[Other Databases Relationship Type/Whitelist]]
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*[[Wikipedia:List of online music databases|List of online music databases on Wikipedia]]
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*[[User:Colbydray/NonEnglishReleaseDatabases]]
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[[Category:External]] [[Category:To Be Reviewed]]

Latest revision as of 15:51, 23 May 2021

MusicBrainz is not unique as a database of music information. For a comprehensive list, see wikipedia. This page lists some and indicates if crosslinking is possible.

For an exhaustive list of databases that can be linked to from entities see the whitelist.

General Purpose

Site Description/Notes Access License Advanced Relationship
Wikipedia Wiki-based free general interest encyclopedia. Free Creative Commons Yes
FreeDB Open version of CDDB. Free GPL No
Discogs Commercial site, switched to a public domain license for its data in early 2008. Free Public Domain artists, release groups, releases, labels
MusicMoz Comprehensive directory of all things music, edited by volunteers. Imports data from MusicBrainz. Free MusicMoz Data Use License Yes
Allmusic Commercial site. Part of content is freely available. Free Proprietary artists, release groups, recordings, works
Gracenote (formerly CDDB) Commercial site. Inspired MusicBrainz to start by stealing all the public data Proprietary No
Rate Your Music Metadata database allowing users to rate and review albums. Commercial site. Free Proprietary No
WorldCat International network of library holdings Yes
Open Library Internet Archive's project for books (including audiobooks) Yes
GD3 Commercial site. Also supports DVDs. Proprietary No
gnudb.org Free No
Open CD Index Free GPL No
Jaxsta Aggregator of content-owner supplied music credits through DDEX. No
Sound Credit Music credits platform for capturing metadata in DDEX RIN format. Also provides an online database. No

Thematic

Site Description/Notes Access License Advanced Relationship
SoundtrackCollector Movie soundtrack database. Free No
VGMdb Database of videogame music Free artists, labels, releases
Encyclopaedia Metallum Database of bands from various forms of heavy metal music Free No
SA-CD.net Database referencing Super Audio CDs Free No
Encyclopédisque Database of French 7" Free No
Soundamental Database of French singles and albums. Has catnos and barcodes Free No
45cat Global database for 7" vinyl Yes
SamplerInfos Database of German samplers and compilations Free No
LaserDisc Database Database cataloging all LaserDiscs ever been released. Also has information for HD DVD, CED, VHD and D-VHS releases. Free No
臺灣流行音樂資料庫 Taiwan Popular Music Database Free No
allmusic.hu Hungary music database Free No

Covers

Site Description/Notes Access License Advanced Relationship
The Covers Project A database of cover songs (songs performed by an artist other than the original performer). Uses MusicBrainz data. Free No
Second Hand Songs A database of cover songs containing artists, songs and covers (80K originals, 640K cover songs and 3166 songs with samples) (2018-10-27). MB allows linking. Free artists, releases, works
coverinfo.de Large database that lists more than 50000 cover songs and samples, main site and interface in German, but there is also a user guide in English. Free No
Metamuse Metamuse is an ever expanding database of cover songs and remixes by major and independent record label artists from around the world. Watch videos, rate and comment on song versions by different artists. Possibly offline 2018-10. Free No
WhoSampled Details of samples, covers and interpolations Yes

Classical

Site Description/Notes Access License Advanced Relationship
International Music Score Library Project Holds the Petrucci Music Library, an internet-based collaborative music score library. Free Public Domain Yes (as "has score")
MusOpen Online music library of copyright free (public domain) music. Offers free music and sheet music downloads. Free Public Domain No
SonataDB Commercial site. No

Open Data

Data available at no cost

Free as in "Free beer, if you drink it in my bar".

  • GnoD:
    nifty little engine that deals with relating artists to each other; the database doesn't appear to be publicly available, but the service is free and in a very usable state
  • Web Music Database

Others

The following is still unsorted

  • Music Plasma: http://www.musicplasma.com/ - very pretty related artist mapping database with audio clips; very little documentation so not sure where their data comes from
  • UPC Database: https://www.upcdatabase.com/ - database of BarCodes including music CDs (as well as DVDs, nappies and other assorted goods)
  • BPMDataBase: http://www.bpmdatabase.com/ - database of dance music tracks with their bpm for DJs - Slowly dying in 2008 due to spam submissions and no non-spam submissions.
  • Wolf's Kompaktkiste: https://www.kompaktkiste.de/
  • CDArchiv: http://www.cdarchiv.de - German site, database supports the Hitbase application
  • VIAF - VIAF is a database that links the person name entries of national libraries together. It should contain every person that has ever released a work.
  • Nederlandse Liederenbank - Database with Dutch lyrics, tunes and songs. Source for origin of (old) works. Crosslinking requested.

(please add any more you know of)


Examples of a more tightly-focused database that is crying out to be built on top of a MusicBrainz foundation:

Defunct Databases

See also