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Relationships are a way to represent all the different ways in which [[MusicBrainz Entity|entities]] are connected to each other and to URLs outside MusicBrainz. To know more about how to add them, see [[How to Add Relationships]].
  
=for the future AdvancedRelationships documentation=
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* [[recording:271051c3-1a4c-4612-8c6e-2a5400e37b56|The Rockafeller Skank]] by Fatboy Slim includes a sample from the Just Brothers song [[recording:0ad2aa31-cf5f-4ef4-93d8-4568d404323b|Sliced Tomato]].
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* [[artist:85994c53-062f-462e-95fd-3a521dd1fcd2|Paul Di'Anno]] was a member of [[artist:ca891d65-d9b0-4258-89f7-e6ba29d83767|Iron Maiden]] from 1977 until 1981.
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* The Metallica album [[release:5997cf87-5225-4830-9edf-358638a24905|St. Anger]] was produced by [[artist:4f0730d0-fd52-4818-8a5d-f3f69ce8f378|Bob Rock]] & [[artist:65f4f0c5-ef9e-490c-aee3-909e7ae6b2ab|Metallica]].
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* [[artist:486067ad-56d6-48b5-957b-d6cfe3e1af73|Perfume]] have an official site at http://www.perfume-web.jp/.
  
'''Status:''' ''This page is absolute work in progress, it is not a documentation of what AdvancedRelationships is but of the issues that we have with it now. --[[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]]''
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==Relationship types==
  
==Introduction==
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There are a huge number of different relationship types. The lists (organised per types of entities they connect) can be checked at the [[mb:relationships|relationship type table]].
  
''Here's some introductory text I wrote to explain AR.  I don't know whether it belongs here or on the main AdvancedRelationships page'' --[[User:MatthewExon|MatthewExon]]
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==Guidelines==
  
Advanced Relationships is a way to represent all the "miscellaneous" relationships between [[Artist]]s, [[Album]]s and [[Track]]s that are stored in the [[MusicBrainz Database|MusicBrainzDatabase]].  For example:
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Please see the [[Style/Relationships|general guidelines for relationships]], the [[Style/Relationships/URLs|guidelines for URLs]], and also the documentation for the specific relationship type you're using, accessible from the  [[mb:relationships|relationship type table]].
* The song [http://musicbrainz.org/track/271051c3-1a4c-4612-8c6e-2a5400e37b56.html Rockafella Skank] by Fatboy Slim includes a sample from the Just Brothers song [http://musicbrainz.org/track/0ad2aa31-cf5f-4ef4-93d8-4568d404323b.html Sliced Tomato].
 
* [http://musicbrainz.org/showrel.html?type=artist&id=46550 Paul Di'Anno] was a member of [http://musicbrainz.org/showrel.html?type=artist&id=10042 Iron Maiden] from 1977 until 1981.
 
* The Metallica album [http://musicbrainz.org/album/5997cf87-5225-4830-9edf-358638a24905.html St. Anger] was produced by [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/4f0730d0-fd52-4818-8a5d-f3f69ce8f378.html Bob Rock] & [http://musicbrainz.org/artist/65f4f0c5-ef9e-490c-aee3-909e7ae6b2ab.html Metallica].  
 
  
All of this information is stored in a single table in the database, and there is a single user interface for adding new information.  
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==Credits==
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Credits allow indicating that, for example, songwriting was credited to an artist's legal name, and not his main (performance) name.
  
Each relationship entered by a user belongs to one [[Advanced Relationship Type|AdvancedRelationshipType]].  These types define:
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==Attributes==
* Which entities will be related (artists, albums, tracks, etc)
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Relationships can have attributes which modify the relationship. There is a [[mb:relationship-attributes|list of all attributes]], but the attributes which are available, and how they should be used, depends on the relationship type, so see the documentation for the relationship you want to use for more information.
* What [[Advanced Relationship Attribute|AdvancedRelationshipAttribute]]s go along with the relationship  
 
* The [[Link Phrase|LinkPhrase]]s of the relationships, which describe how to write the relationship information in English sentences.  
 
  
These [[Advanced Relationship Type|AdvancedRelationshipType]]s are themselves simply entries in another database table.  This means that new ones can be defined, old ones deleted, and existing ones modified through the same editing and voting system used for any other kind of [[MusicBrainz]] data.  Since this data is much more critical than any other individual entries, editing of [[Advanced Relationship Type|AdvancedRelationshipType]]s is limited to selected users, called [[Relationship Editor|RelationshipEditor]]s.  However, there are more relationship editors than developers, and the process of adding a new relationship type is much simpler than adding a new database table.
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===Dates===
  
Therefore, the AdvancedRelationships system represents a way to extend the [[MusicBrainz]] schema quickly and easily, and thus store far more diverse and complicated data.  
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Some relationships have two date fields, a begin date and an end date, to store the period of time during which the relationship applied. The date can be the year, the year and the month or the full date. It is optional, so it can also be left blank. As with other attributes, see the documentation for the relationship types you are using.
  
==Definition of AdvancedRelationshipTypes==
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[[Category:Documentation]] [[Category:WikiDocs Page]] [[Category:Relationships]]
 
 
===MixMeansDifferntThings===
 
 
 
This came up on the [[Mailing List|MailingList]]. What mixing should be represented by which relationship.
 
* Remix:  
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Taking existing material and mixing it together differently or with new material to create something new. Use the [[Remix Relationship|RemixRelationship]] for this
 
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* Compilation:
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">like a mixtape of existing songs (mostly unchanged perhaps crossfaded into each other). There is currently no relationship for this. I would propose a [[Compilation Relationship|CompilationRelationship]]
 
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* Audio production:  
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">taking the recorded tracks and mixing them together. Use a [[Production Relationship|ProductionRelationship]] like "mix engineer" for this.
 
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The boundaries between Remix and Compilation can be hard to determine. the [[Remix Relationship|RemixRelationship]] should only be used for remixes. the "performed turntables" relationship messes into this, as well.
 
 
 
==ArtistRoleInheritance==
 
 
 
There are now multiple levels at which an artist's role on a song can be recorded: you can relate the artist to the song, to the album, or to the band that recorded the song.  So it's now non-trivial to figure out the full list of people who should be credited for any given track.  The page [[Artist Role Inheritance|ArtistRoleInheritance]] goes into the implications of this in some depth.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 2 June 2015

Relationships are a way to represent all the different ways in which entities are connected to each other and to URLs outside MusicBrainz. To know more about how to add them, see How to Add Relationships.

Relationship types

There are a huge number of different relationship types. The lists (organised per types of entities they connect) can be checked at the relationship type table.

Guidelines

Please see the general guidelines for relationships, the guidelines for URLs, and also the documentation for the specific relationship type you're using, accessible from the relationship type table.

Credits

Credits allow indicating that, for example, songwriting was credited to an artist's legal name, and not his main (performance) name.

Attributes

Relationships can have attributes which modify the relationship. There is a list of all attributes, but the attributes which are available, and how they should be used, depends on the relationship type, so see the documentation for the relationship you want to use for more information.

Dates

Some relationships have two date fields, a begin date and an end date, to store the period of time during which the relationship applied. The date can be the year, the year and the month or the full date. It is optional, so it can also be left blank. As with other attributes, see the documentation for the relationship types you are using.