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From the mouth of the horse: "Wikidata is a free knowledge base that can be read and edited by humans and machines alike. It is for data what Wikimedia Commons is for media files: it centralizes access to and management of structured data, such as interwiki references and statistical information. Wikidata contains data in every language supported by the MediaWiki software." [1]

Wikidata interacts with MusicBrainz in various ways. This page is meant to note these various ways for MusicBrainz editors.


Interactions that affect MusicBrainz.


The most straight-forward are the Wikidata URL relationships. A few bots scour MusicBrainz and add Wikidata links to entities, but it can also be done manually.


Areas were originally imported from Wikidata by area_bot, although that script is not currently running (if you want to request a missing area, please create a ticket in JIRA).


There are several properties in Wikidata for MBIDs, all of which can be used to link an item on Wikidata to MusicBrainz:

The template Authority Control on the English Wikipedia will automatically include a link to MusicBrainz.