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This page outlines websites that [[MusicBrainz]] can use to retrieve cover art besides Amazon.  
 
This page outlines websites that [[MusicBrainz]] can use to retrieve cover art besides Amazon.  
  
Amazon is is the preferred and most common way of retrieving cover art via [[Amazon Relationship Type|Amazon relationships]].
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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.   
 
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.   

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This page outlines websites that MusicBrainz can use to retrieve cover art besides Amazon.

Amazon is the preferred and most common way of retrieving cover art via 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 the retailer's site) in Cover Art relationships 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]
AlbumArtExchange Example Cover Yes permission No
Alpinechic Example Cover Yes permission No
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
FiXT Example Cover Yes permission No
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
Manj'Disc (French site focused on animated cartoons & series) Example Cover Yes permission No
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)
Phantasma13.com Example Cover Yes permission No
Primordial Music Example Cover Yes permission No
Thåström (Joakim Thåström site) Example Cover Yes permission Yes
Universal Poplab (Universal Poplab site) Example Cover Yes permission Yes
X-Line Example Cover Yes permission No
Zorch Factory Records Example Cover Yes permission No

So far we support the above 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
Gutsofdarkness.com 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
Joshin (web) Example (JAN) Cover (cat.num.) No - No
Juno Records Example Cover No - No
Last.fm Example Cover No - No
MusicMeter.nl Example Cover No - No
The Movie Music Store (aka SoundtrackINFO) Example Cover No - No
MusicPlug Example Cover No - No
MusicStack Example Cover No - No
Muziekarchief.be (Belgian encyclopedia for discography) Example Cover Yes In negotiation No
Rate Your Music Example Cover No - No
Resonance Music Store Example Cover Yes (None yet) 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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