Series Migration

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In MusicBrainz Terminology, a series is a sequence of separate Releases or Tracks with a common theme, artist, label or genre; usually prominent in the naming of branding of releases or tracks in the series. For release series, individual releases are often denoted with a volume or series number, but this is not necessary for them to be considered a series. A series can vary between two and hundreds of releases.



  • Series of releases can be linked to each other using the PartOfSeriesRelationshipType AdvancedRelationship. Consult the documentation there for guidelines on when to use this relationship. Important: Not all series may be suitable for use with this relationship.
  • The community has agreed upon weak SeriesStyleGuidelines for a select number of release and track series. Other series have have de facto standards in place through community edit agreement.
  • SeriesNumberStyle discusses VolumeNumberStyle and PartNumberStyle which can apply to some release and track series.
  • SubTitleStyle is often used to separate the series' title and a specific release's title.

Sources for series information

Catalogs of series

The following is a non-exhaustive set of series cataloged in the MB documentation prior to the implementation of the PartOfSeriesRelationshipType. When/if such a relationship is implemented, many, or all of these series below should be linked with this relationship and then removed from the documentation.

Prior to the AR implementation, the standard was that if a series had ten releases or more, to create a page like below and add to the ReleaseAnnotation an entry like Series/DreamDance using the below markup:

  1. 20th Century Masters
  2. 20 Years on MTV
  3. Absolute
  4. Alan Lomax Recordings
  5. The Art of Sysyphus
  6. As & When
  7. Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition
  8. Bach Edition: Complete Works (Brilliant Classics)
  9. Back to Mine
  10. Ballermann Hits
  11. Big City Beats
  12. EMI/Toshiba Black Triangle
  13. Booom
  14. Bravo Hits
  15. Buddha-Bar
  16. Café del Mar
  17. Chip Jockey
  18. Clubland
  19. Daytrotter Session
  20. Die kompletten Werke
  21. DJ-Kicks
  22. The Dome
  23. Dream Dance
  24. Fabric
  25. Fetenhits
  26. Fetenkult
  27. France Inter Black Sessions
  28. Future Trance
  29. fRoots
  30. Glenn Gould: The Complete Original Jacket Collection
  31. Global Underground
  32. Groove Experience
  33. Нашествие
  34. Hard Dance Mania
  35. HelloRecordingClub
  36. Hitdossier
  37. Die Hit-Giganten
  38. Hitzone
  39. Icon
  40. Indie20
  41. Isaac Stern: A Life in Music
  42. Jazz & Blues Collection
  43. Jazz in Paris
  44. Just the Best
  45. Kneipenhits
  46. Knuffelrock
  47. Kontor
  48. Kuschelrock
  49. Late Night Tales
  50. Masada, Book Two
  51. Mayday Compilation
  52. Mellomania
  53. Ministry of Sound
  54. Mixmag
  55. MTVUnplugged
  56. Music From Time and Space
  57. Musique du monde
  58. Now That's What I Call Music!
  59. Putumayo
  60. Radio 538 Dance Smash Hits
  61. Franz Schubert - The Masterworks
  62. SkitzMix
  63. So Fresh
  64. Sunshine Live
  65. Technics DJ Set
  66. Techno Club
  67. The Chronological Classics
  68. The Complete Piano Music of Franz Liszt Played by Leslie Howard
  69. The Romantic Piano Concerto (hyperion)
  70. The Vibe !
  71. Thunderdome
  72. Tour of Duty
  73. Trojan Box Set
  74. Tunnel Trance Force
  75. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Works (Brilliant Classics version)
  76. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Mozart Edition (Philips version)
  77. XMix
  78. YTMND Soundtrack