MusicBrainz wishes to offer a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners for their support.
Some of the following organizations and individuals have provided funding, others have supported us by providing access to tools and technologies that have helped us grow. In either case they played a significant role in the success and growth of MusicBrainz.
We would not exist without you — Thank You!
|Google has been an extremely supportive sponsor. They've donated over $200,000 to the MetaBrainz Foundation and they employ its treasurer and secretary, Carol Smith.|
|The OSU Open Source Lab hosts the FTP mirror server that handles the distribution of the MusicBrainz Database replication packets, thus saving us considerable load and bandwidth costs.|
|Our main hosting provider, Digital West Networks Inc., gives us a discount because of our non-profit status. They're also a really cool bunch of people who provide excellent service.|
|Layer42 generously hosts a test server for us, free of charge!|
|Splunk provides us with a 10GB/day free license as part of their Splunk for Good program.|
|GitHub provides a free Bronze account for hosting our sysadmin repositories.|
- Richard Jones donated $50,000 in 2010 (blog post).
- Our ever helpful Board of Directors.
- And of course all the users who have donated to the MetaBrainz Foundation.
The following organizations have provided valuable support. We are very grateful for all that they've done and for all that they continue doing.
- The BBC selected MusicBrainz as its music metadata partner in 2007 and has since been using our data to supplement their artist profiles and album reviews on their music site.
- Sun Microsystems donated a $11,000 server in December 2006 to help us manage our increasing traffic (blog post).
- Creative Commons created the open license that enables MusicBrainz' business model to thrive.
- O'Reilly Media gave MusicBrainz $500 to start off a bank account for the project before MetaBrainz existed.