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MusicBrainz Server

MusicBrainz Server is the web frontend to the MusicBrainz Database and is accessible at

MusicBrainz is a user-maintained open community that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public in the form of a relational database. For more information, visit our website.

To get help, please join #metabrainz on

Breaking changes to the database schema or our API / web service will be announced on our blog, so consider following that.


Full installation instructions are available in

General Prerequisites:

  • Ubuntu/Debian
  • Node (at least version 10.15)
  • Perl (at least version 5.18.2)
  • PostgreSQL (at least version 12)

Reporting bugs

Please report issues on our bug tracker.


Please submit all patches to GitHub for review. See the contributing guidelines.


MusicBrainz Server is released under the GPLv2 or later. See the license notice.

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