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Winamp uses the MusicBrainz database to provide companion artist content that syncs with the artist the user is listening to. [...]
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First, you need to [[How_to_Create_an_Account|create a MusicBrainz user account]]. Note that MusicBrainz doesn't have any kind of special artist or corporate accounts, but if you represent a company it is recommended that you show it in your username eg. "sony_bob" or "bbc_john".
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=== Creating a MusicBrainz artist page ===

Revision as of 23:05, 21 February 2012

Hi, and welcome to MusicBrainz! This page is intended to give you a few starting points to edit MusicBrainz. Please read it (and any other guides relevant to what you want to do) before starting to edit. If after reading you're still stuck, then contact us so we can help you and hopefully make the guides more useful for other users.

Introduction

What is MusicBrainz?

MusicBrainz is a community-maintained open source encyclopedia of music information. Data in MusicBrainz can be edited by anyone, so artists and fans can fix and extend the information. Note that unlike Wikipedia, changes to the data don't usually apply automatically, but have to be voted on.

How does Winamp use MusicBrainz's data?

Winamp uses the MusicBrainz database to provide companion artist content that syncs with the artist you are listening to. [...]

Guides

Creating a MusicBrainz account

First, you need to create a MusicBrainz user account.

Creating a MusicBrainz artist page

Creating a new artist is simple, just follow the How to Add an Artist guide. Don't try to turn an existing, different artist into your own entry, just add a new artist for you and work with that. If the wrong artist appears in Winamp, [...]

Once the artist page has been created on MusicBrainz it may take up to [...] to show in Winamp.

Adding links to the artist

Winamp takes (most of?) their links for an artist from MusicBrainz. For adding a new link, follow the guide for adding URLs.

Adding a biography

Winamp displays biography extracts from the Wikipedia page related to the artist in MusicBrainz (does it?). You can add the Wikipedia page like any other URL.

Adding releases

For adding releases (albums, singles, etc.) to the artist, follow the How to Add a Release guide.