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Yurim.png Matthias [ MB: Yurim | IRC: Yurim | Yurim | Languages: ]
Matthias lives in Munich and loves all sorts of music.


Learned by advice

Comments (for Copy 'n' Paste)

moved featured artists from title to artist credits (see [Style/Artist_Credits/Featured_artists])
typographically-correct punctuation (see [Style/Miscellaneous])

You may want to correct the capitalization (see [Style/Language/English]). The "Guess case" button is your friend. (Well, almost. You have to check afterwards.)
Use a colon (:) to separate multi‐line parts of a release title (if no other dividing punctuation mark is present). See [Style/Titles/Subtitles].
[Style/Titles/Volume_numbers] explains how to enter volume numbers. The "Guess case" button is your friend.
The language and script attributes should match the (majority of) release and track titles. See
The disambiguation comments are fields in the database used to help distinguish identically named artists, labels and other entities. See [Disambiguation_Comment].
Please enter enough information that this release can be identified. A scan of the back cover is great, a barcode is often unique, label and catalog number might help.
See [How_to_Write_Edit_Notes].
The release can be found on amazon or discogs, so you can provide a link.
Please enter extra title information as described in [Style/Titles/Extra_title_information].
Please follow [Style/Artist_Credits/Featured_artists] for featured artists.
If you have the CD at hand, could you enter the DiscID ([How_to_Add_Disc_IDs])? And while you're at it, you may want to add the fingerprints ([AcoustID]).
If you want to add additional information like who recorded it, where was it mastered, etc. you may want to use the relationship editor. See [How_to_Use_the_Relationship_Editor].



  • You can use the MusicBrainz ID in the relationship editor
    • Klicking through tons of similar items? Search in another window and put the URL in the input line.
  • Enter Unicode
    • Linux: <CTRL-SHIFT-u>, <hex-code>, <space>
    • Windows: Press and hold <ALT>, <+> on the numpad, <hex-code>, release <ALT>


Recordings from this artist containing "feat."
Rename audiobook tracks from "Chapter XX-0Y: Chaptername" to "Chapter XX: “Chaptername”, Part Y
javascript:(function(){$('.track-name').each(function(index, element){$(this).val(this.value.replace(/(Chapter \d+)-0(\d+): (.*)/, function(match, p1, p2, p3, offset, string){return p1 + ": \u201c" + p3 + "\u201d, Part " + p2})).change();})}());
Switch all checkboxes on "Edit Release" -> "Recordings"
javascript:(function(){$(".changes table input[type=checkbox]").each(function(){})}());
Replace all ASCII apostrophes in track titles with typographically correct ones

Open questions

  • Will there be more filters and options to search for edits?
    • I'm still missing "order by closing date", "All my open edits that have comments from someone else", "All open edits from other editors that I commented" and "All my open edits that are in conflict with another open edit".
  • What are the artist credits for releases like "Marian McPartland and Friends - 85 Candles: Live From New York"?
    • Various Artists? An artist of its own? Marian McPartland and [Various Artists as "Friends"]?
  • Does the Audiobook Styleguide also apply to radio plays?
    • Radio plays differ from audiobooks in several ways. Audiobooks are usually read by one artist that does all voices, there are no sound effects or music. They also differ in perception, one is a book read by a person, the other is a story performed by several persons with no role as central as the reader of an audiobook. While the script for the audiobook is often only marginally different than the book, the script for a radio play is often significantly different with no clearly marked chapters.
  • What's the primary type of audiobooks?
    • I think I saw "Other" more often than "Album".
  • Should "Prologue / Epilogue" also be prefixed with "Chapter"? Should the numbering for "Prologue" start with 0?
  • Should audiobooks by various writers read by a single narrator be filed under "Various Artists read by XYZ"?
  • Should it always be "ABC read/narrated/... by XYZ" or is "XYZ reads/narrates/... ABC" allowed? What about the sort order?
  • What about texts with a higher level ordering like "Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring"?
  • Should abbreviated/reworked/modified audiobook scripts constitute a work of their own?
  • Audiobooks often start with a jingle. Could a default name for that be a good idea ("Title", "Introduction", "Anouncement", "Jingle")?
  • Audiobooks often have "director" (German: Regie) credits. How should that be represented in MB?
  • There are many different disambiguation texts for artists that are mainly reading audio books, like "audiobook narrator", "audiobook reader", "voice actor" or "dubbing actor". What sounds best?


I think this is a good place to collect open questions and resolved issues. Drop me a line if I'm wrong. I will delete this page then.

  • Please don't delete it. It's your page after all ;). Now, maybe this is not the most appropriate place to ask questions, as most people won't notice (errr... well, that leaves you with answers from the "not-most" people :p). There are two good places for fast answers: the users mailing list, and IRC. -- dmppanda 20:54, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
  • and the new forum -- JoanW