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This page outlines websites that MusicBrainz can use to retrieve cover art besides Amazon.
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#REDIRECT [[History:Style/Relationships/URLs/Cover art whitelist]]
 
 
Amazon is the preferred and most common way of retrieving cover art via [[Amazon Relationship Type|Amazon relationships]].
 
 
 
However there are a number of times that cover art isn't available on Amazon, either due to customer-submitted images or to an absence of a release. Also Amazon does not stock a lot of indie music that other smaller retailers on the net sell. 
 
 
 
In order for MusicBrainz to deep link (link directly to a JPEG file on someone else's site) for the purpose of displaying [[Cover Art|cover art]] MusicBrainz needs permission from the provider. Each provider should be contacted to ask for permission to deep link to their site, MusicBrainz should NOT link to a retailer if no permission has been granted.
 
 
 
For direction on adding cover art see [[How To Add Cover Art|how to add cover art]].
 
 
 
==Supported Web Sites==
 
 
 
:''Specific permissions for individual releases is tracked on the [[Cover Art Sites/Permission/Release Permission|release permission]] page.
 
 
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" width="100%"
 
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! Site !! Example release !! Cover URL !! Permission !! Support in MB Server<ref name="source">http://bugs.musicbrainz.org/browser/mb_server/branches/RELEASE_20090524-BRANCH/cgi-bin/MusicBrainz/Server/CoverArt.pm#L39</ref> 
 
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| [http://www.apparemment.fr/brassens/index.html Apparement.fr] ([http://musicbrainz.org/artist/b58165ba-ac55-49a1-8855-caf16c68f5f2.html Georges Brassens] discography) || [http://www.apparemment.fr/brassens/1952.html Example] || [http://web.archive.org/web/20071012021218/www.apparemment.fr/brassens/images/530011-1small.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Apparement.fr|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://cake.ography.co.uk/ cake.ography] ([http://musicbrainz.org/artist/fa7b9055-3703-473a-8a09-adf2fe031a24.html CAKE] discography) || [http://cake.ography.co.uk/release_details.php?id=121 Example] || [http://web.archive.org/web/20060822011757/cake.ography.co.uk/release_images/cake/fashion_nugget_cover.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Cakeography|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://cdbaby.com CD Baby] || [http://cdbaby.com/cd/prozak Example] || [http://cdbaby.name/p/r/prozak_small.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#CDBaby|Granted]] || Yes 
 
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| [http://www.ekleipsi.com Ekleipsi] || [http://www.villenoire.net/ekleipsinetlabel/Ekleipsi/Releases/Entries/2007/7/1_Jupiter_Makes_Me_Scream_-_Too_Short_To_Be_Missed.html Example] || [http://www.archive.org/download/JupiterMakesMeScream-tooShortToBeMissed/cover.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Ekleipsi|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://www.metal-archives.com Encyclopaedia Metallum] || [http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=799 Example] || [http://static.metal-archives.com/images/7/9/9/799.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Encyclopaedia_Metallum|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/ Encyclopédisque] (French 7") || [http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/disque/21352.html Example] || [http://www.encyclopedisque.fr/images/imgdb/main/20475.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Encyclopedisque|Granted]]|| Yes
 
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| [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive] || [http://www.archive.org/details/xgn010_-_dozuki Example] || [http://www.archive.org/download/xgn010_-_dozuki/xgn010.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Internet_Archive|Granted]] || Yes
 
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| [http://www.jamendo.com/ Jamendo] || [http://www.jamendo.com/album/1003/ Example] || [http://img.jamendo.com/albums/1003/covers/1.300.jpg Cover] ||  [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Jamendo|Granted]] || Yes
 
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| [http://www.lokpest.com Lokpest] ([http://musicbrainz.org/artist/27617f1f-2a7b-44df-b345-0aedde68d28a.html LOK] discography) || [http://www.lokpest.com/diskografi.php Example] || [http://web.archive.org/web/20070926141719/http://www.lokpest.com/bilder/cd/naken_blastrad_och_skitsur_1.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Lokpest|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://www.magnatune.com/ Magnatune] || [http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/antiguru-fall/ Example] || [http://he3.magnatune.com/music/AntiGuru/Fall%20Submissions/cover_200.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Magnatune|Granted]] || Yes
 
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| [http://www.mange-disque.tv/ Manj'Disc] (French site focused on animated cartoons & series) || [http://www.mange-disque.tv/info_disque.php3?dis_code=2085 Example] || [http://www.mange-disque.tv/fs/md_2085.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Manj.27Disc|Granted]] || Yes
 
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| [http://www.modernsky.com/ Modern Sky (摩登天空)] ([http://musicbrainz.org/label/fdaae26f-7ffb-4649-82e7-387b799a15b4.html MB entry]) || [http://www.modernsky.com/bands/muma/muma_ep.htm Example] || [http://web.archive.org/web/20041018010007/www.modernsky.com/images/bands/muma/muma_ep_cover.jpg Cover] ||  [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Modern_Sky|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://www.ozon.ru/ Ozon.ru] (large russian e-store) || [http://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/2675261/ Example] || [http://www.ozon.ru/multimedia/audio_cd_covers/1000350681.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Ozon.ru|Granted]] || Yes
 
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| [http://www.9inchnails.com/discography/ Painful Convictions] (Nine Inch Nails fan site) || [http://www.9inchnails.com/discography/bootlegs/the-definitive-nine-inch-nails-deep-cuts.php Example] || [http://www.9inchnails.com/images/discography/865.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Painful_Convictions|Granted]] || Yes (via archive.org)
 
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| [http://www.thastrom.se/diskografi.html Thåström] (Joakim Thåström site) || [http://www.thastrom.se/diskografier/ebba/disko_ebba_wereonly.htm Example] || [http://www.thastrom.se/diskografier/ebba/ebba_img/eglpwereonly.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Th.C3.A5str.C3.B6m|Granted]] || Yes
 
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| [http://www.universalpoplab.com Universal Poplab] (Universal Poplab site) || [http://www.universalpoplab.com/content/view/11/10/ Example] || [http://www.universalpoplab.com/images/stories/on_the_run2.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Universal_Poplab|Granted]] || Yes
 
|}
 
 
 
Ruoak has said that links to art on an artist's own website may be linked to, but '''only''' if written permission to do so is requested and received from the artist or their representative.  In such a case, that written permission '''must''' be published here in the wiki.  -- [[User:BrianFreud|BrianFreud]] [2007-05-10:4:33EST]
 
 
 
===Using the Internet Archive (archive.org) ===
 
 
 
'''As of December 8th, 2009, linking to <u>absolutely any image</u> on the Internet Archive is allowed!
 
 
 
This includes any image hosted locally on the Internet Archive and those that have been archived using the Wayback Machine, however, if we receive a request to remove a link to an image from a copyright owner, we will comply.
 
 
 
''If you believe that MusicBrainz violates your copyright by linking to a Wayback Machine image, [[Copyright Violation Notice|notify us]], and we will address the issue as quickly as we can.
 
 
 
==Unsupported Sites With Permission==
 
 
 
The following sites have given us permission but are not yet supported in the server. It may be OK to link to some of these, but support is not guaranteed to be added.
 
 
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" width="100%"
 
|-
 
! Site !! Example release !! Cover URL !! Permission !! Support in MB Server<ref name="source" /> 
 
|-
 
| [http://www.albumartexchange.com/ AlbumArtExchange] || [http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?sort=7&q=korn&fltr=1&bgc=&page=&sng=1 Example] || [http://www.albumartexchange.com/gallery/images/public/ko/korn-follow.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Album_Art_Exchange|Granted]] but see note <ref>Permission has been given, however, they do not seem to allow deep linking so the usefulness of their urls is questionable.</ref> || No
 
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| [http://www.alpinechic.net/ Alpinechic] || [http://www.alpinechic.net/releases/acmp3001.html Example] || [http://www.alpinechic.net/imgs/acmp3001front.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Alpinechic|Granted]] || No 
 
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| [http://www.fixtstore.com/ FiXT] || [http://www.fixtstore.com/product/1013/Celldweller---Symbiont-Remixes-%28MP3-Album%29 Example] || [http://www.fixtstore.com/img/graphics/resized/Celldweller_Symbiont.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#FiXT|Granted]] || No 
 
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| [http://www.phantasma13.com/ Phantasma13.com] || [http://www.phantasma13.com/synthese.html Example] || [http://www.phantasma13.com/images/capa_synthese.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Phantasma13.com|Granted]] || No 
 
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| [http://www.primordialmusic.com/ Primordial Music] || [http://www.primordialmusic.com/hazmat/4pointperspective.html Example] || [http://www.primordialmusic.com/images/4pointpersp_cover_lg.jpg Cover]|| [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Primordial_Music|Granted]] || No 
 
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| [http://line.alter-x.net/ X-Line] || [http://line.alter-x.net/line-028.htm Example] || [http://line.alter-x.net/images/line-028at.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#X-Line|Granted]] || No 
 
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| [http://www.zorchfactoryrecords.com/ Zorch Factory Records] || [http://www.zorchfactoryrecords.com/crimson_muddle/ Example] || [http://www.zorchfactoryrecords.com/crimson_muddle/CM_EP.jpg Cover] || [[Cover_Art_Sites/Permission#Zorch_Factory_Records|Granted]] || No 
 
|}
 
 
 
==Proposed Web Sites==
 
 
 
'''Please note that no permission has been granted for any of the following sites, linking to images directly off their servers is not permitted'''. When adding a site, please include an example release and a direct link to its cover. Please also keep the list in alphabetical order. Entries highlighted in blue have been contacted for permission.
 
 
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" width="100%"
 
|-
 
! Site !! Example release !! Cover URL !! Contacted !! Comments !! Support in MB Server<ref name="source" /> 
 
|-
 
| [http://www.allcdcovers.com/ AllCDCovers] || [http://www.allcdcovers.com/show/138673/placebo_battle_for_the_sun_2009_retail_cd Example] || [http://www.allcdcovers.com/download/d1a1f505a8350d3164f9bf9a07dee987/138673/82513965b1853e284bc1b9747740fe18/4a2d2831/placebo_battle_for_the_sun_2009_retail_cd-front Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp ArkivMusic] || [http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Drilldown?name_id1=11179&name_role1=1&genre=70&bcorder=19&comp_id=184754 Example] || [http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/full/55/550338.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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|[http://www.cdroots.com cdRoots] || [http://www.cdroots.com/cda-nid.html Example] || [http://www.cdroots.com/cda-nid.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.cduniverse.com CD Universe] || [http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1108384&BAB=F Example] || [http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/130/133836.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.cede.ch/ cede.ch] || [http://www.cede.ch/en/music-cd/frames/frameset.cfm?aobj=437379 Example] || [http://www.cede.ch/covers/cd/437000/437379.jpg Cover] || Yes ||  || No
 
|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.discogs.com Discogs] || [http://www.discogs.com/release/869268 Example] || [http://www.discogs.com/image/R-869268-1167394978.jpeg Cover] || Yes <!-- mnbv0987, 16-dec-2009, via email to kevin lewindowski of discogs.com --> || || No
 
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| [http://www.emusic.com eMusic] || [http://www.emusic.com/album/10968/10968583.html Example] || [http://www.emusic.com/img/album/109/685/10968583_155_155.jpeg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.fresh-poulp.net Fresh Poulp Records] || [http://www.fresh-poulp.net/releases/FPR027.html Example] || [http://www.fresh-poulp.net/covers/Algar_steppaction_front.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.gospel.nl Gospel.nl] || [http://www.gospel.nl/details.php?artikelID=20924 Example] || [http://www.gospel.nl/images/covers/large/opw20081.jpg Cover] || Yes || || No
 
|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.gutsofdarkness.com/ Gutsofdarkness.com] || [http://www.gutsofdarkness.com/god/objet.php?objet=5467 Example] || [http://www.gutsofdarkness.com/images/pochettes_200/2351_5467.jpg Cover] || Yes || || No
 
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| [http://www.hitmeister.de/ Hitmeister.de] || [http://musik.hitmeister.de/green-day-21st-century-breakdown-10439341/ Example] || [http://static.hmcdn.de/media/item/10/43/93/41/item_L_10439341_11777481.jpg Cover] || No || || No
 
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| [http://www.hmv.co.uk/ HMV.co.uk] || [http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=-1;1;-1;-1&sku=534772 Example] || [http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/HMV/BEATLUVPRECD.JPG Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.hmv.co.jp/ HMV.co.jp] || [http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail/1215088 Example] || [http://img.hmv.co.jp/image/jacket/190/12/1/5/088.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.homegrownmusic.net/ Homegrown Music Network] || [http://www.homegrownmusic.net/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Vorcza&Category_Code=Vorczahg Example] || [http://homegrownmusic.net/images/vorcza.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.iclassics.com iClassics] || [http://www.iclassics.com/productDetail?contentId=64866 Example] || [http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/65/64866M.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://joshinweb.jp Joshin (web)] || [http://joshinweb.jp/dp/4988006829381.html Example] (JAN) || [http://img.joshinweb.jp/cdshop/img/jacket/org/TOCE/TOCE-55721-6.jpg Cover] (cat.num.) || No || || No
 
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| [http://www.juno.co.uk/ Juno Records] || [http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/232113-01.htm Example] || [http://images.juno.co.uk/full/CS232113-01A-BIG.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.last.fm/ Last.fm] || [http://www.last.fm/music/Skepticism/Alloy Example] || [http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/300x300/11158389.jpg Cover] || Yes ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.musicmeter.nl/ MusicMeter.nl] || [http://www.musicmeter.nl/album/172753 Example] || [http://www.musicmeter.nl/images/covers/172000/172753.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.moviemusic.com/ The Movie Music Store] (aka [http://www.soundtrackinfo.com SoundtrackINFO]) || [http://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/war2007 Example] || [http://www.moviemusic.com/cdcovers/285/war2007.gif Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.musicplug.net/ MusicPlug] || [http://www.musicplug.net/cd-jbt-funky.htm Example] || [http://www.musicplug.net/images/CD_jbt-funky.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.musicstack.com/ MusicStack] || [http://www.musicstack.com/item.cgi?item=146158609 Example] || [http://www.slcd.com/images/a/5/a51099.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.muziekarchief.be/ Muziekarchief.be] (Belgian encyclopedia for discography) || [http://www.muziekarchief.be/albumdetails.php?ID=45150 Example] || [http://www.muziekarchief.be/thumbnails/carrierdata_16646.jpg Cover] || Yes || In negotiation || No
 
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| [http://rateyourmusic.com/ Rate Your Music] || [http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/eddy_grant/greatest_hits/ Example] || [http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s590522.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
|- style="background-color: #D4EEEE;"
 
| [http://www.resonancemusicstore.com/ Resonance Music Store] || [http://www.resonancestore.com/music/dc78be0a-8d5a-102c-bac5-001d09f1418c/MY_TIMING_IS_OFF_FRESH_BLOOD_%5B7%22_VINYL%5D.html Example] || [http://www.resonancestore.com/dimage/1b30b4c4-8d5e-102c-bac5-001d09f1418c/250/250/eels7.jpg Cover] || Yes || || No
 
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| [http://www.visi.com/fall/ The Fall online] || [http://www.visi.com/fall/discog/data/album05.html Example] || [http://www.visi.com/fall/discog/pics/heh%20big.jpg Cover] || No || unavailable via archive.org (robots.txt exclusion) || No
 
|-
 
| [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia ] || [http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%91%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%A0%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%91%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%8F%D0%B3%D0%B0 Example] || [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ru/c/cb/Aquarium_Careless_Russian_Rover.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://www.yalp.alice.it/download/musicstore/hp/index.html Yalp.it] || [http://www.yalp.alice.it/musicstore/scheda?hits=50&offset=0&qs=dc_2-3527774 Example] || [http://images.rossoalice.alice.it/musicbox/images/G/3527774/3527777-100033-l.jpg Cover] || No ||  || No
 
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| [http://global.yesasia.com/ YesAsia.com] || [http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-music/pid-1002851860/ Example] || [http://i3.yesasia.com/assets/60/518/l_p1002851860.jpg Cover] || No || Possible affiliate? || No
 
|-
 
| [http://www.zvuki.ru/ Zvuki.ru] (an online russian music encyclopedia) || [http://www.zvuki.ru/M/P/31357 Example] || [http://www.zvuki.ru/photo/b/24388/picture.jpg Cover] || No || Embeds logo into coverart (a no-go?) || No
 
|}
 
 
 
==Contact==
 
 
 
This section should contain form letters that volunteers could use to ask for permission. Please volunteer to write such a letter!
 
 
 
==References==
 
 
 
Discussion on MB-Users: [http://www.nabble.com/Proposal%3A-URL-based-cover-art-tf2817425s2885.html#a7863760 http://www.nabble.com/Proposal%3A-URL-based-cover-art-tf2817425s2885.html#a7863760]
 
 
 
==FootNotes==
 
 
 
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