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In MusicBrainz, a track is the way a [[recording]] is represented on a particular [[release]] (or, more exactly, on a particular [[medium]]). Every track has a title (see the [[Style/Titles|guidelines for titles]]) and is credited to one or more [[Artist|artists]]. Tracks are additionally assigned [[MBID]]s, though they cannot be the target of [[Relationships]] or other properties conventionally available to entities.
  
In [[MusicBrainz Terminology|MusicBrainzTerminology]], a track is an entry in the track table of the [[MusicBrainz Database|database]]. It usually contains a single song, but there are tracks with more than one song by the same artist, or [[Tracks With Multiple Artists|tracks with more than one song by different artists, not collaborating]].
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A track is part of a [[Release]] and has a [[Track Title|TrackTitle]]. Each track has a unique [[Track ID|TrackID]].
 
 
 
==Examples==
 
 
 
* 1 song: [http://musicbrainz.org/showtrack.html?trackid=435002 One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)]  
 
* 2 songs by one artist: [http://musicbrainz.org/showtrack.html?trackid=171315 Parting Ways / Writers Block]  
 
* 3 songs by one artist: [http://musicbrainz.org/showtrack.html?trackid=665840 Mx / Bong Hit / Damone]
 
* 2 songs by different artists (not collaborating): [http://musicbrainz.org/showtrack.html?trackid=590966 Born Slippy (Nuxx) / Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now]
 
* A full release's worth of songs by one artist: [http://musicbrainz.org/track/ed5ac7c7-bf69-47ec-a30e-2db0d2ef3b4d.html Ain't It Dead Yet?]
 
 
 
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==Discussion==
 
 
 
It would be helpful to define what real-world entity the [[MusicBrainz]] term "Track" is intended to model. Sure, it's logically coherent to say "a track is an entry in the track table of the database", but it's also circular. There are clues about the real-world entity in other pages. [[Database Schema/Tracks|DatabaseSchema/Tracks]] says, "broadly speaking, [table] track represents a particular recording of a song, and [table] albumjoin represents the inclusion of that recording on each release it appears on."  [[Release]] implies, but doesn't quite say, that a vinyl LP and a CD can be two different [[Release Event|ReleaseEvent]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s of the same Release, as long as they have the same content and same artists and are derived from the same master recordings.  Thus I'd propose this: "A Track is intended represent a specific audio recording of a  specific musical performance. A particular track is transformed to various recorded data formats for distribution to listeners. If an artist performs a song and makes a master recording, that is one Track. The Track can be transformed to an analogue format on a vinyl LP; and a AIFF digital format on a Compact Disc; and an MP3 digital format in a computer file; it is still one Track. The [[MusicBrainz]] concept of Track also represents related entities: e.g., a block of data stored on media together with music tracks ([[Data Track|DataTrack]]), or an audio recording that is not musical (a spoken word performance)."  That isn't perfect, but it's a start. --[[User:JimDeLaHunt|JimDeLaHunt]] 2008-01-14
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Jim, have you read through [http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ObjectModel/TrackObject http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ObjectModel/TrackObject] and the associated [http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ObjectModel http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ObjectModel] ? (I'd link to the summit 8 NGS schema too, but I can't recall where the fullsize one luks did is stored :P).  -- [[Brian Schweitzer|BrianSchweitzer]] 02:22, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
 
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Latest revision as of 18:58, 23 May 2015

In MusicBrainz, a track is the way a recording is represented on a particular release (or, more exactly, on a particular medium). Every track has a title (see the guidelines for titles) and is credited to one or more artists. Tracks are additionally assigned MBIDs, though they cannot be the target of Relationships or other properties conventionally available to entities.