Release / Packaging

This is a list of packaging recognized by the MusicBrainz release editor.

The MusicBrainz packaging release property refers to the outermost packaging of a release, except for disposable or shipping materials. For instance, if a release consists of five jewel cases within a box, set the packaging property to 'box'.

If you have packaging that is not listed, check if another editor has already requested it in the packaging request queue. If not, then please consider requesting it.

Type Image Description
Book Packaging-Book2CD.jpgA book with a sleeve containing a medium (usually a CD).
Box Boxed CD sets in the Media Collection (14626236591).jpgA box with a lid or an opening that contains the medium and other packaging, like posters and booklet containing lyrics.
Cardboard/Paper SleeveLP Sleeve.jpg
Packaging Paper Sleeve with CD.jpg
A sleeve made of paper, paperboard, or cardboard. Traditional packaging for records, also seen with CDs.
Cassette Case Audio cassette TDK D90 (3).jpgRegular plastic case for a cassette.
Clamshell Case A minimalistic plastic case where the back and front are kept together by a small hinge. Most commonly used for cheap promotion / DIY releases.
Digibook A bounded booklet usually in hardcover with a sleeve bound to the spine of the book that houses a CD.
Digifile Folded cardboard CD packaging that has a small pocket on one side for the disc to slide in.
DigipakPackaging-Digipak-medright.jpgA folded case, typically made of coated paperboard, with one or more plastic trays glued into it. Cases that can only be folded in half usually have only one plastic tray glued to it, while those that can be folded into thirds or more folds usually have multiple plastic trays glued to it.
Discbox Slider A pouch-like package with an internal mechanism that pushes the contents (usually a CD) out of the case when the lid flap is opened.
Fatbox Packaging-Fatbox6CD-smart.jpgA double-sided, double-width jewel case normally holding 2 to 4 CDs, but (with Smart Tray or Brilliant Box inside) capable of up to 6 CDs.
Gatefold Cover Packaging-GatefoldCD.jpgA cardboard sleeve that folds in halves, thirds, etc. It can hold multiple records or CDs as well as booklets, posters and other memorabilia.
Jewel case Jewel Case 02.jpgThe traditional CD case, made of hard, brittle plastic.
Keep Case Amaray-case.jpgThe traditional DVD case, made of soft plastic (usually) dark grey with a thin transparent plastic cover protecting the artwork.
Longbox A large cardboard box often used until the mid-1990s to sell CDs in North America, so that they would fit existing vinyl racks in stores.
Metal Tin An often decorated metal tin containing one or more CDs.
Plastic sleeve A sleeve made entirely of plastic that holds the medium and other parts of an album (e.g. liner notes and track list). The plastic sleeve is usually transparent. For paper sleeves that have a plastic part that shows the medium, please use "Cardboard/Paper Sleeve".
Slidepack SlidePac 110105 crop lessad.jpegA box with openings at its two ends that contains a tray (usually plastic) holding the medium. The box usually has a cutout to help the user to pull out the tray.
Slim Jewel CasePackaging-Slimcase-white.jpgA thinner jewel case, commonly used for CD singles.
Snap Case DVD Snap Case (inside and outside).jpgA digipak-like case held together with a "snapping" plastic closure.
SnapPack 8cm CD single jacket.jpgUsed to be a common packaging for 8cm CD singles in Japan.
Super Jewel BoxPackaging-Superjewelcase.jpgPackaging similar to the regular jewel case, but with rounded corners and a latch closing mechanism. Usually used for SACDs.
Other Cakebox 100 collage.jpgOther forms of packaging not on the list.
None No packaging at all. Common for digital media (downloads/streamings).