The rating system allows users to rate MusicBrainz entities (artists, labels, releases and tracks).
User may assign a value between 1 and 5 to various entities as a rating, these values are then aggregated by the server to compute an average community rating for that same entity.
The community rating is shown by default for each entity, however, once a user submits their own rating that value will be shown instead.
The two methods of submission/retrieval are:
- Using the new /rating resource for submitting/retrieving one specific rating.
wget --user=<editor name> --password=<password> --post-data=id=8f6bd1e4-fbe1-4f50-aa9b-94c450ec0f11\&entity=artist\&rating=3 http://test.musicbrainz.org/ws/1/rating
- Using the two new inc parameters with the artist, label, release or tracks resources as described in XML Web Service.