Style

This page outlines the official MusicBrainz Style Guidelines.

Getting started

  1. Style principle
    1. Error correction and artist intent
  2. Old style practices

Detailed guidelines

  1. Titles
    1. Abbreviations
    2. Extra title information
    3. Subtitles
    4. Multiple titles
    5. Split releases
    6. Series numbers
      1. Part numbers
      2. Volume numbers
    7. Featured artists
    8. OC ReMix series
    9. Promo Only series
  2. Artist
    1. Artist with multiple names
    2. Sort Name
    3. Aliases
  3. Release group
  4. Release
  5. Recording
  6. Label
  7. Series
  8. Relationships
    1. URLs
      1. Lyrics whitelist
      2. Score whitelist
    2. Don't make relationship clusters
  9. Unknown and untitled
    1. Special Purpose Artist
    2. Special Purpose Label
    3. Special Purpose Track Title
  10. Specific types of releases
    1. Soundtrack
    2. Musical Theatre
    3. Live bootlegs
    4. Broadcast programs
    5. Audiobooks
  11. Classical music
    1. Release / Release group title
    2. Release / Release group artists
    3. Track titles
    4. Track artists
    5. Recording artists
    6. Works
  12. Miscellaneous

Language specific guidelines

These pages cover guidelines for a particular language and the countries in which the languages are spoken. They primarily cover capitalisation, but also include guidelines for punctuation, transliterations and sortnames.

  1. English guidelines (English in classical music)
  2. Guidelines for transliterations
  3. Catalan
  4. Chinese
  5. Czech
  6. Danish
  7. Dutch and Frisian
  8. Estonian (Estonian in classical music)
  9. Finnish
  10. French
  11. German
  12. Greek
  13. Hebrew
  14. Hungarian
  15. Italian
  16. Japanese
  17. Latin
  18. Latvian
  19. Lithuanian
  20. Norwegian
  21. Polish
  22. Portuguese
  23. Romanian
  24. Russian
  25. Slovak
  26. Spanish (Spanish in classical music)
  27. Swedish
  28. Turkish
  29. Vietnamese
  30. Yiddish


Style
Overview
Title Style
Entities
Relationships
Classical
Special Cases/Misc.
Languages