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In order for [[MusicBrainz]] to deep link (link directly to a JPEG file on the retailer's site) [[MusicBrainz]] needs permission from the retailer. Each retailer should be contacted to ask for permission to deep link to their site and [[MusicBrainz]] should NOT link to a retailer if no permission has been granted.  
 
In order for [[MusicBrainz]] to deep link (link directly to a JPEG file on the retailer's site) [[MusicBrainz]] needs permission from the retailer. Each retailer should be contacted to ask for permission to deep link to their site and [[MusicBrainz]] should NOT link to a retailer if no permission has been granted.  
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==Supported Web Sites==
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" width="100%"
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| '''Site''' || '''Example release''' || '''Cover URL''' || '''Contacted''' || '''Permission URL''' || '''Support in MB Server'''<ref>http://bugs.musicbrainz.org/browser/mb_server/trunk/cgi-bin/MusicBrainz/Server/CoverArt.pm#L39</ref> 
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes ||  [[CoverArtSites/Apparement.fr|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Cakeography|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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| [http://cdbaby.com CD Baby] || [http://cdbaby.com/cd/prozak Example] || [http://cdbaby.name/p/r/prozak_small.jpg Cover] || Yes || [http://cdbaby.name/mb-is-ok.html permission] || Yes 
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Ekleipsi|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/EncyclopaediaMetallum|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Encyclopedisque|permission]]|| Yes
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|- style="background-color: #0AC8ED;"
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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] || Yes || (none yet) || Yes
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [http://blog.jamendo.com/index.php/2007/08/03/jamendo-grants-musicbrainz-full-cover-art-access/ permission] || Yes
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Lokpest|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Magnatune|permission]] || Yes
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/ModernSky|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || Affiliate, support included in 10/14/2007 release || Yes
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/PainfulConvictions|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Thåström|permission]] || Yes
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|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
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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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/UniversalPoplab|permission]] || Yes
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|}
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So far we support the above green-highlighted cover art sites. To create a new cover art link, follow these steps:
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* Go to the release you'd like to add cover art to.
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* Click on Relate to URL
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* Select the '''has coverart at''' link type
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* For Jamendo and CD Baby enter the URL of the release page, e.g. [http://www.jamendo.com/album/1003/ http://www.jamendo.com/album/1003/] or [http://cdbaby.com/cd/esposthumus http://cdbaby.com/cd/esposthumus]
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* For other sites enter the URL to the '''image itself''' (i.e. ends in .jpg or .JPG)
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** [http://www.archive.org/download/xgn017_-_dissident/xgn017.jpg archive.org]
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* For CD Baby and Jamendo, you're done. For archive.org, proceed to the next step
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* Since archive.org does not have a consistent scheme for music URLs and coverart URLs, you need to add a separate '''get the music''' link to the music page. (e.g. [http://www.archive.org/details/xgn017_-_dissident http://www.archive.org/details/xgn017_-_dissident]). You can choose any of the 4 ''get the music' link sub-types. 
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That should link in the cover art and make sure the Info link below the cover art goes to the right place.
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Ruoak has said that links to art on 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]
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===Using Archive.org's Wayback Machine===
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Upon a consultation with our IP attorney Ed Cavazos, linking to images in the Wayback machine is OK. You may link any type of album cover in the wayback machine, including bootlegs. However, if we receive a request to remove a link to a Wayback machine image from a copyright owner, we will comply and remove that link.
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If you believe that MusicBrainz violates your copyright by linking to a Wayback machine image, please see [[Copyright Violation Notice|CopyrightViolationNotice]] for details on how to report a copyright violation to MusicBrainz.
  
 
==Proposed Web Sites==
 
==Proposed Web Sites==
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| [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  
 
| [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  
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes ||  [[CoverArtSites/Apparement.fr|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
 
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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  
 
| [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  
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Cakeography|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [http://cdbaby.com CD Baby] || [http://cdbaby.com/cd/prozak Example] || [http://cdbaby.name/p/r/prozak_small.jpg Cover] || Yes || [http://cdbaby.name/mb-is-ok.html permission] || Yes
 
 
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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  
 
|[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.discogs.com Discogs] || [http://www.discogs.com/release/869268 Example] || [http://www.discogs.com/image/R-869268-1167394978.jpeg Cover] || No || - || No  
 
| [http://www.discogs.com Discogs] || [http://www.discogs.com/release/869268 Example] || [http://www.discogs.com/image/R-869268-1167394978.jpeg Cover] || No || - || No  
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Ekleipsi|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
 
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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  
 
| [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  
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/EncyclopaediaMetallum|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Encyclopedisque|permission]]|| Yes
 
 
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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  
 
| [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  
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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  
 
| [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  
|- style="background-color: #0AC8ED;"
 
| [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive] || [http://www.archive.org/details/xgn010_-_dozuki Example] || [http://www.archive.org/download/xgn010_-_dozuki/xgn010.jpg Cover] || Yes || (none yet) || Yes
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [http://www.jamendo.com/ Jamendo] || [http://www.jamendo.com/album/1003/ Example] || [http://img.jamendo.com/albums/1003/covers/1.300.jpg Cover] || Yes || [http://blog.jamendo.com/index.php/2007/08/03/jamendo-grants-musicbrainz-full-cover-art-access/ permission] || Yes
 
 
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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  
 
| [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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| [http://www.last.fm/ Last.fm] || [http://www.last.fm/music/Skepticism/Alloy Example] || [http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/300x300/11158389.jpg Cover] || No || - || No  
 
| [http://www.last.fm/ Last.fm] || [http://www.last.fm/music/Skepticism/Alloy Example] || [http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/300x300/11158389.jpg Cover] || No || - || No  
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Lokpest|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Magnatune|permission]] || Yes
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/ModernSky|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
 
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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  
 
| [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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|- style="background-color: #0AC8ED;"
 
|- style="background-color: #0AC8ED;"
 
| [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  
 
| [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  
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || Affiliate, support included in 10/14/2007 release || Yes
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/PainfulConvictions|permission]] (via archive.org) || Yes (via archive.org)
 
 
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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  
 
| [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: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/Thåström|permission]] || Yes
 
|- style="background-color: #80FF80;"
 
| [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] || Yes || [[CoverArtSites/UniversalPoplab|permission]] || Yes
 
 
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| [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  
 
| [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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Specific permissions for individual releases is tracked on the [[Cover Art Sites/Permission For Artwork| Permission For Artwork]] page.
 
Specific permissions for individual releases is tracked on the [[Cover Art Sites/Permission For Artwork| Permission For Artwork]] page.
 
==Supported Web Sites==
 
 
So far we support the above green-highlighted cover art sites. To create a new cover art link, follow these steps:
 
* Go to the release you'd like to add cover art to.
 
* Click on Relate to URL
 
* Select the '''has coverart at''' link type
 
* For Jamendo and CD Baby enter the URL of the release page, e.g. [http://www.jamendo.com/album/1003/ http://www.jamendo.com/album/1003/] or [http://cdbaby.com/cd/esposthumus http://cdbaby.com/cd/esposthumus]
 
* For other sites enter the URL to the '''image itself''' (i.e. ends in .jpg or .JPG)
 
** [http://www.archive.org/download/xgn017_-_dissident/xgn017.jpg archive.org]
 
 
* For CD Baby and Jamendo, you're done. For archive.org, proceed to the next step
 
* Since archive.org does not have a consistent scheme for music URLs and coverart URLs, you need to add a separate '''get the music''' link to the music page. (e.g. [http://www.archive.org/details/xgn017_-_dissident http://www.archive.org/details/xgn017_-_dissident]). You can choose any of the 4 ''get the music' link sub-types. 
 
 
That should link in the cover art and make sure the Info link below the cover art goes to the right place.
 
 
Ruoak has said that links to art on 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 Archive.org's Wayback Machine===
 
 
Upon a consultation with our IP attorney Ed Cavazos, linking to images in the Wayback machine is OK. You may link any type of album cover in the wayback machine, including bootlegs. However, if we receive a request to remove a link to a Wayback machine image from a copyright owner, we will comply and remove that link.
 
 
If you believe that MusicBrainz violates your copyright by linking to a Wayback machine image, please see [[Copyright Violation Notice|CopyrightViolationNotice]] for details on how to report a copyright violation to MusicBrainz.
 
  
 
==Contact==
 
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This page outlines websites that MusicBrainz can use to retrieve cover art.

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 the retailer's site) MusicBrainz needs permission from the retailer. Each retailer should be contacted to ask for permission to deep link to their site and MusicBrainz should NOT link to a retailer if no permission has been granted.

Supported Web Sites

Site Example release Cover URL Contacted Permission URL Support in MB Server[1]
Apparement.fr (Georges Brassens discography) Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
cake.ography (CAKE discography) Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
CD Baby Example Cover Yes permission Yes
Ekleipsi Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
Encyclopaedia Metallum Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
Encyclopédisque (French 7") Example Cover Yes permission Yes
Internet Archive Example Cover Yes (none yet) Yes
Jamendo Example Cover Yes permission Yes
Lokpest (LOK discography) Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
Magnatune Example Cover Yes permission Yes
Modern Sky (摩登天空) (MB entry) Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
Ozon.ru (large russian e-store) Example Cover Yes Affiliate, support included in 10/14/2007 release Yes
Painful Convictions (Nine Inch Nails fan site) Example Cover Yes permission (via archive.org) Yes (via archive.org)
Thåström (Joakim Thåström site) Example Cover Yes permission Yes
Universal Poplab (Universal Poplab site) Example Cover Yes permission Yes

So far we support the above green-highlighted cover art sites. To create a new cover art link, follow these steps:

  • For CD Baby and Jamendo, you're done. For archive.org, proceed to the next step
  • Since archive.org does not have a consistent scheme for music URLs and coverart URLs, you need to add a separate get the music link to the music page. (e.g. http://www.archive.org/details/xgn017_-_dissident). You can choose any of the 4 get the music' link sub-types.

That should link in the cover art and make sure the Info link below the cover art goes to the right place.

Ruoak has said that links to art on 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. -- BrianFreud [2007-05-10:4:33EST]


Using Archive.org's Wayback Machine

Upon a consultation with our IP attorney Ed Cavazos, linking to images in the Wayback machine is OK. You may link any type of album cover in the wayback machine, including bootlegs. However, if we receive a request to remove a link to a Wayback machine image from a copyright owner, we will comply and remove that link.

If you believe that MusicBrainz violates your copyright by linking to a Wayback machine image, please see CopyrightViolationNotice for details on how to report a copyright violation to MusicBrainz.

Proposed Web Sites

  • When adding a site, please include an example release and a direct link to its cover.
  • Please also place the sites alphabetically.
Site Example release Cover URL Contacted Permission URL Support in MB Server[2]
AllCDCovers Example Cover No - No
ArkivMusic Example Cover No - No
cdRoots Example Cover No - No
CD Universe Example Cover No - No
cede.ch Example Cover Yes (none yet) No
Discogs Example Cover No - No
eMusic Example Cover No - No
Fresh Poulp Records Example Cover No - No
Gospel.nl Example Cover Yes (None yet) No
Hitmeister.de Example Cover No - No
HMV.co.uk Example Cover No - No
HMV.co.jp Example Cover No - No
Homegrown Music Network Example Cover No - No
iClassics Example Cover No - No
Juno Records Example Cover No - No
Last.fm Example Cover No - No
MusicPlug Example Cover No - No
The Movie Music Store (aka SoundtrackINFO) Example Cover No - No
Muziekarchief.be (Belgian encyclopedia for discography) Example Cover Yes In negotiation No
Rate Your Music Example Cover No - No
Wikipedia Example Cover No - No
Yalp.it Example Cover No - No
YesAsia.com Example Cover No Possible affiliate? No
Zvuki.ru (an online russian music encyclopedia) Example Cover No Embeds logo into coverart (a no-go?) No

Specific permissions for individual releases is tracked on the Permission For Artwork page.

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

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