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=== Packaging ===
=== Packaging ===
Cardboard/paper sleeve
The physical packaging that accompanies the release. See the [[/Packaging|list of packaging]] for more information.
=== Language ===
=== Language ===

Revision as of 11:49, 4 January 2013

A MusicBrainz release represents the unique release (i.e. issuing) of a product on a specific date with specific release information such as the country, label, barcode, packaging, etc. If you walk into a store and purchase an album or single, they're each represented in MusicBrainz as one release.

Each release belongs to a release group and contains at least one medium (commonly referred to as a disc when talking about a CD release). Each medium has a tracklist.

A medium is the actual physical medium the audio content is stored upon. This means that each CD in a multi-disc release will be entered as separate mediums within the release, and that both sides of a vinyl record or cassette will exist on one medium. Mediums have a format (e.g. CD, DVD, vinyl, cassette) and can optionally also have a title.

Tracklists represent the set and ordering of tracks as listed on a liner, and the same tracklist can appear on more than one release. For example, a boxset compilation that contains previously released CDs would share the same tracklists as the separate releases.


Style guidelines

Please see the guidelines for releases.

Release properties


Magic Carpet Ride


Southern Brotherhood


21 Dec 2012





Catalogue number

This is a number assigned to the release by the label which can often be found on the spine or near the barcode. There may be more than one, especially when multiple labels are involved. This is not the ASIN — there is a relationship for that — nor the label code.






Cardboard/paper sleeve


The language a release's track list is written in. The possible values are taken from the ISO 639-3 standard.


The script used to write the release's track list. The possible values are taken from the ISO 15924 standard.


See the page about MBIDs for more information.

Disambiguation comment

See the page about comments for more information.


See the page about annotations for more information.

Medium properties


The title of this particular medium.


The format of the medium. See the list of formats for more information.