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. As & When
  6. Bach Edition: Complete Works (Brilliant Classics)
  7. Back to Mine
  8. Big City Beats
  9. Buddha-Bar
  10. Bugged Out!
  11. Café del Mar
  12. Chip Jockey
  13. Daytrotter Session
  14. DJ-Kicks
  15. Dream Dance
  16. Fabric
  17. Fetenhits
  18. Fetenkult
  19. France Inter Black Sessions
  20. Future Trance
  21. fRoots
  22. Glenn Gould: The Complete Original Jacket Collection
  23. Global Underground
  24. Groove Experience
  25. Нашествие
  26. Hard Dance Mania
  27. HelloRecordingClub
  28. Hitdossier
  29. Die Hit-Giganten
  30. Hitzone
  31. Indie20
  32. Isaac Stern: A Life in Music
  33. Jazz & Blues Collection
  34. Jazz in Paris
  35. Knuffelrock
  36. Kontor
  37. Kuschelrock
  38. Late Night Tales
  39. Mayday Compilation
  40. Mellomania
  41. Ministry of Sound
  42. Mixmag
  43. MTVUnplugged
  44. Now That's What I Call Music!
  45. Putumayo
  46. Radio 538 Dance Smash Hits
  47. RAS Portraits
  48. Franz Schubert - The Masterworks
  49. SkitzMix
  50. So Fresh
  51. Sunshine Live
  52. Technics DJ Set
  53. Techno Club
  54. Thunderdome
  55. Tunnel Trance Force
  56. The Complete Piano Music of Franz Liszt Played by Leslie Howard
  57. The Romantic Piano Concerto (hyperion)
  58. The Vibe !
  59. Trojan Box Set
  60. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Works (Brilliant Classics version)
  61. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Mozart Edition (Philips version)
  62. XMix
  63. YTMND Soundtrack