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In MusicBrainz, a Recording is either an original audio track, or the result of mixing and/or editing one or more audio tracks.

An audio track is recorded sound, captured from a studio or live performance or from other audio sources, including existing Recordings.

Editing is defined as re-arranging audio tracks. This involves adding, removing, lengthening or shortening sections of audio tracks, or moving them relative to other sections.

Mixing is the process by which audio tracks are combined into one or more output audio channels. Mixing may apply a variety of audio processing techniques to audio tracks, such as equalization, panning, volume adjustment and compression.

Mastering is a process that is applied to the mixed and/or edited audio tracks, to prepare them for release. MusicBrainz Recordings do not indicate any particular mastering.


These are all different Recordings:

Style Guidelines

Please see the guidelines for recordings.



The title of the recording.


The artist(s) that the recording is primarily credited to.


An approximation to the length of the actual mix, calculated from the lengths of the tracks using the recording.


The International Standard Recording Code assigned to the recording.


See MusicBrainz Identifier.

Disambiguation comment

See Disambiguation Comment.


See Annotation.