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. Damn!
  20. Daytrotter Session
  21. Die kompletten Werke
  22. DJ-Kicks
  23. The Dome
  24. Dream Dance
  25. Fabric
  26. Fetenhits
  27. Fetenkult
  28. France Inter Black Sessions
  29. Future Trance
  30. fRoots
  31. Glenn Gould: The Complete Original Jacket Collection
  32. Global Underground
  33. Groove Experience
  34. Нашествие
  35. Hard Dance Mania
  36. HelloRecordingClub
  37. Hitdossier
  38. Die Hit-Giganten
  39. Hitzone
  40. Icon
  41. Indie20
  42. Isaac Stern: A Life in Music
  43. Jazz & Blues Collection
  44. Jazz in Paris
  45. Just the Best
  46. Kneipenhits
  47. Knuffelrock
  48. Kontor
  49. Kuschelrock
  50. Late Night Tales
  51. Linehan Series
  52. Masada, Book Two
  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. Franz Schubert - The Masterworks
  64. SkitzMix
  65. So Fresh
  66. Sunshine Live
  67. Technics DJ Set
  68. Techno Club
  69. The Chronological Classics
  70. The Complete Piano Music of Franz Liszt Played by Leslie Howard
  71. The Romantic Piano Concerto (hyperion)
  72. The Vibe !
  73. Thunderdome
  74. Tour of Duty
  75. Trojan Box Set
  76. Tunnel Trance Force
  77. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Works (Brilliant Classics version)
  78. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Mozart Edition (Philips version)
  79. XMix
  80. YTMND Soundtrack