MusicBrainz Entity

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Entity Types

Area

Areas are geographic regions or settlements.

Artist

An artist is generally a musician, group of musicians, a collaboration of multiple musicians or other music professional contributing to the works described in the MusicBrainz Database.

Artist Credits

List of artists, variations of artist names and pieces of text to join the artist names.

Event

An event refers to an organised event which people can attend, and is relevant to MusicBrainz. Generally this means live performances, like concerts and festivals.

Label

Labels in MusicBrainz refer mainly to imprints on releases, and to a lesser extent, the record companies behind those imprints.

Medium

Piece of media, included in a release. Contains information about the format, position in the release and an optional title as well as a list of tracks.

Place

A place is a building or outdoor area used for performing or producing music.

Recording

Represents unique audio data. Has title, artist credit, duration, and ISRCs.

Release

Real-world release object you can buy in your music store.

Release Group

Represents an abstract "album" entity. Technically it's a group of releases, with a specified type.

Series

A series is a sequence of separate release groups, releases, recordings, works or events with a common theme. The theme is usually prominent in the branding of the entities in the series and the individual entities will often have been given a number indicating the position in the series.

Track

Contains a link to a recording, title, artist credit and the position on the medium.

URL

Represents a regular internet Uniform Resource Locator and an associated description of that URL.

Work

One layer above recordings ("song", "composition", etc.). While recording represents audio data, work represents the composition behind the recording.