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Google Summer of Code 2013

MetaBrainz Foundation Inc.

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MusicBrainz, a community-maintained open source encyclopedia of music information, is currently the MetaBrainz Foundation's sole project. MusicBrainz was created in 2000 and has gathered a significant number of users who curate a large database of information about music.

As an encyclopedia and as a community, MusicBrainz exists solely to collect as much information about music as we can. We do not discriminate or prefer one "type" of music over another though, in fact we collect information about as many different types of music as possible. Whether it is published/unpublished, popular/fringe, western/non-western, human/non-human - we want it all to be entered into MusicBrainz.


  • MBS-6200: Add a "place" entity Areas were added for the May schema change but Ian didn't have time to do places too. So I'd like to do it myself for October, since it's useful for several things I want to see in MB.
  • Rearchitect/Improve the Release Editor Rearchitect the release editor as a single-page form, so that sessions no longer need to store form data on the server.
  • Repository for music reviews The aim of this project is to allow users from different websites to share their views and opinions on music more broadly. We also help developers to provide users with the most helpful content under free licence. We try to accomplish this by developing a free and open repository of music reviews accesible through a web API and a front-end.