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.

Examples

Style

  • 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:

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