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{{DISPLAYTITLE:MusicBrainz Style Guidelines}}
 
{{DISPLAYTITLE:MusicBrainz Style Guidelines}}
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This page outlines the official MusicBrainz Style Guidelines.
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== Getting started ==
 
== Getting started ==
# Quickstart
 
 
# [[/Principle|Style principle]]
 
# [[/Principle|Style principle]]
## [[/Principle/Artist intent|Artist intent]]
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## [[/Principle/Error correction and artist intent|Error correction and artist intent]]
# Adding a new release
 
 
# [[/Old style practices|Old style practices]]
 
# [[/Old style practices|Old style practices]]
   
 
== Detailed guidelines ==
 
== Detailed guidelines ==
 
# [[/Titles|Titles]]
 
# [[/Titles|Titles]]
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## [[/Titles/OC ReMix series|OC ReMix series]]
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Abbreviations|Abbreviations]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Extra title information|Extra title information]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Subtitles|Subtitles]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Multiple titles|Multiple titles]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Split releases|Split releases]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Series numbers|Series numbers]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Part numbers|Part numbers]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Volume numbers|Volume numbers]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Featured artists|Featured artists]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/OC ReMix series|OC ReMix series]]
 
## [[/Recording and release group titles/Promo Only series|Promo Only series]]
 
 
# [[/Artist|Artist]]
 
# [[/Artist|Artist]]
## [[/Artist/With multiple names|Artist with multiple names]]
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## [[/Artist/Sort Name|Sort Name]]
## [[/Artist/Sortname|Sortname]]
 
## [[/Artist/Aliases|Aliases]]
 
 
# [[/Release Group|Release group]]
 
# [[/Release Group|Release group]]
 
# [[/Release|Release]]
 
# [[/Release|Release]]
 
# [[/Recording|Recording]]
 
# [[/Recording|Recording]]
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# [[/Work|Work]]
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# [[/Series|Series]]
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# [[/Place|Place]]
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# [[/Event|Event]]
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# [[/Aliases|Aliases]]
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# [[/Artist Credits|Artist credits]]
 
# [[/Relationships|Relationships]]
 
# [[/Relationships|Relationships]]
 
## [[/Relationships/URLs|URLs]]
 
## [[/Relationships/URLs|URLs]]
### [[/Relationships/URLs/Cover art whitelist|Cover art whitelist]]
 
 
### [[/Relationships/URLs/Lyrics whitelist|Lyrics whitelist]]
 
### [[/Relationships/URLs/Lyrics whitelist|Lyrics whitelist]]
### [[/Relationships/URLs/Score whitelist|Score whitelist]]
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### [[Other_Databases_Relationship_Type/Whitelist|Other databases whitelist]]
### [[/Relationships/URLs/What not to link to|What not to link to]]
 
## [[/Relationships/Do not cluster|Don't make relationship clusters]]
 
 
# [[/Unknown and untitled|Unknown and untitled]]
 
# [[/Unknown and untitled|Unknown and untitled]]
 
## [[/Unknown and untitled/Special purpose artist|Special Purpose Artist]]
 
## [[/Unknown and untitled/Special purpose artist|Special Purpose Artist]]
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## [[/Unknown and untitled/Special purpose track title|Special Purpose Track Title]]
 
## [[/Unknown and untitled/Special purpose track title|Special Purpose Track Title]]
 
# [[/Specific types of releases|Specific types of releases]]
 
# [[/Specific types of releases|Specific types of releases]]
## [[/Specific types of releases/Opera|Opera]]
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## [[/Specific types of releases/Pseudo-Releases|Pseudo-Releases]]
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## [[/Specific types of releases/Soundtrack|Soundtrack]]
 
## [[/Specific types of releases/Theatre|Musical Theatre]]
 
## [[/Specific types of releases/Theatre|Musical Theatre]]
 
## [[/Specific types of releases/Live bootlegs|Live bootlegs]]
 
## [[/Specific types of releases/Live bootlegs|Live bootlegs]]
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## [[/Specific types of releases/Broadcast programs|Broadcast programs]]
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## [[/Specific types of releases/Audiobook|Audiobooks]]
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# [[/Classical|Classical music]]
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## [[Style/Classical/Release/Title|Release / Release group title]]
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## [[Style/Classical/Release/Artist|Release / Release group artists]]
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## [[Style/Classical/Track/Title|Track titles]]
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## [[Style/Classical/Track/Artist|Track artists]]
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## [[Style/Classical/Recording/Artist|Recording artists]]
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## [[Style/Classical/Works|Works]]
 
# [[/Miscellaneous|Miscellaneous]]
 
# [[/Miscellaneous|Miscellaneous]]
   
 
== Language specific guidelines ==
 
== Language specific guidelines ==
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These pages cover guidelines for a particular language and the countries in which the languages are spoken. They primarily cover capitalisation, but also include guidelines for punctuation, transliterations and sortnames.
# [[/Language|Overview]]
 
## [[/Language/English|English guidelines]]
 
## [[/Language/Transliterations|guidelines for transliterations]]
 
## [[/Language/Catalan|Catalan]]
 
## [[/Language/Chinese|Chinese]]
 
## [[/Language/Czech|Czech]]
 
## [[/Language/Danish|Danish]]
 
## [[/Language/Dutch|Dutch and Frisian]]
 
## [[/Language/Estonian|Estonian]]
 
## [[/Language/Finnish|Finnish]]
 
## [[/Language/French|French]]
 
## [[/Language/German|German]]
 
## [[/Language/Greek|Greek]]
 
## [[/Language/Hebrew|Hebrew]]
 
## [[/Language/Hungarian|Hungarian]]
 
## [[/Language/Italian|Italian]]
 
## [[/Language/Latin|Latin]]
 
## [[/Language/Latvian|Latvian]]
 
## [[/Language/Lithuanian|Lithuanian]]
 
## [[/Language/Norwegian|Norwegian]]
 
## [[/Language/Polish|Polish]]
 
## [[/Language/Portuguese|Portuguese]]
 
## [[/Language/Romanian|Romanian]]
 
## [[/Language/Russian|Russian]]
 
## [[/Language/Slovak|Slovak]]
 
## [[/Language/Spanish|Spanish]]
 
## [[Proposal:Style/Language/Swedish|Swedish]] (proposed)
 
## [[/Language/Turkish|Turkish]]
 
## [[/Language/Vietnamese|Vietnamese]]
 
## [[/Language/Yiddish|Yiddish]]
 
   
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# [[/Language/English|English guidelines]] ([[Style/Classical/Language/English|English in classical music]])
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# [[/Language/Transliterations|Guidelines for transliterations]]
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# [[/Language/Catalan|Catalan]]
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# [[/Language/Chinese|Chinese]]
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# [[/Language/Czech|Czech]]
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# [[/Language/Danish|Danish]]
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# [[/Language/Dutch|Dutch and Frisian]]
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# [[/Language/Estonian|Estonian]] ([[Style/Classical/Language/Estonian|Estonian in classical music]])
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# [[/Language/Finnish|Finnish]]
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# [[/Language/French|French]]
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# [[/Language/German|German]]
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# [[/Language/Greek|Greek]]
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# [[/Language/Hebrew|Hebrew]]
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# [[/Language/Hungarian|Hungarian]]
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# [[/Language/Italian|Italian]]
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# [[/Language/Japanese|Japanese]]
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# [[/Language/Latin|Latin]]
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# [[/Language/Latvian|Latvian]]
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# [[/Language/Lithuanian|Lithuanian]]
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# [[/Language/Norwegian|Norwegian]]
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# [[/Language/Polish|Polish]]
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# [[/Language/Portuguese|Portuguese]]
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# [[/Language/Romanian|Romanian]]
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# [[/Language/Russian|Russian]]
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# [[/Language/Slovak|Slovak]]
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# [[/Language/Spanish|Spanish]] ([[Style/Classical/Language/Spanish|Spanish in classical music]])
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# [[/Language/Swedish|Swedish]]
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# [[/Language/Turkish|Turkish]]
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# [[/Language/Vietnamese|Vietnamese]]
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# [[/Language/Yiddish|Yiddish]]
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[[Category:WikiDocs Page]]
 
[[Category:WikiDocs Page]]
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[[Category:Official Style]]

Latest revision as of 13:47, 26 August 2020

This page outlines the official MusicBrainz Style Guidelines.

Getting started

  1. Style principle
    1. Error correction and artist intent
  2. Old style practices

Detailed guidelines

  1. Titles
    1. OC ReMix series
  2. Artist
    1. Sort Name
  3. Release group
  4. Release
  5. Recording
  6. Work
  7. Series
  8. Place
  9. Event
  10. Aliases
  11. Artist credits
  12. Relationships
    1. URLs
      1. Lyrics whitelist
      2. Other databases whitelist
  13. Unknown and untitled
    1. Special Purpose Artist
    2. Special Purpose Label
    3. Special Purpose Track Title
  14. Specific types of releases
    1. Pseudo-Releases
    2. Soundtrack
    3. Musical Theatre
    4. Live bootlegs
    5. Broadcast programs
    6. Audiobooks
  15. Classical music
    1. Release / Release group title
    2. Release / Release group artists
    3. Track titles
    4. Track artists
    5. Recording artists
    6. Works
  16. Miscellaneous

Language specific guidelines

These pages cover guidelines for a particular language and the countries in which the languages are spoken. They primarily cover capitalisation, but also include guidelines for punctuation, transliterations and sortnames.

  1. English guidelines (English in classical music)
  2. Guidelines for transliterations
  3. Catalan
  4. Chinese
  5. Czech
  6. Danish
  7. Dutch and Frisian
  8. Estonian (Estonian in classical music)
  9. Finnish
  10. French
  11. German
  12. Greek
  13. Hebrew
  14. Hungarian
  15. Italian
  16. Japanese
  17. Latin
  18. Latvian
  19. Lithuanian
  20. Norwegian
  21. Polish
  22. Portuguese
  23. Romanian
  24. Russian
  25. Slovak
  26. Spanish (Spanish in classical music)
  27. Swedish
  28. Turkish
  29. Vietnamese
  30. Yiddish


Style
Overview
Title Style
Entities
Relationships
Classical
Special Cases/Misc.
Languages