The majority of the data in the **MusicBrainz Database** is released into the **Public Domain** and can be downloaded and used **for free**.
Use our **XML web service** or **development libraries** to create your own MusicBrainz-enabled applications.

MusicBrainz alternatives

  • Discogs

  • We're on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced, and an international marketplace built off of that database. It's for the love of music, and getting closer every day

    tags: buy-music marketplace music-discovery music-library online-service
    platform: Online
  • Gracenote

  • Gracenote, Inc., formerly called CDDB (Compact Disc Data Base), is a company that maintains and licenses an Internet-accessible database containing information about the contents of audio compact discs and vinyl records. It provides software and metadata to businesses that enable their customers to manage and search digital media. Gracenote provides its media management technology and global media database of digital entertainment information to the mobile, automobile, portable, home, and PC markets. Several computer software applications that are capable of playing CDs, such as Winamp, Sony Media Go, and iTunes, use Gracenote's CDDB technology. Gracenote’s database was originally created from and continues to receive voluntary contributions from users. This led to a licensing controversy when Gracenote became commercialized. »

    tags: database audio-tagging metadata sdk music-recognition
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Android iPhone iPad
  • freedb

  • freedb is a free CD and music data base service to look up textual metadata about music, audio or data CDs. This is done by a client which queries the freedb database. As a result, the client displays the artist, CD title, track list and some additional information. Clients are for example CD player, CD ripper and CD burn software. Freedb does not offer clients.

    tags: cddb collection mp3 mp3-maker music-manager
    platform: Online
  • Demlo

  • Demlo organizes your music library automatically and dynamically. It runs a chain of user-defined scripts using variables such as tags and file properties. This way it yields virtually unlimited customization power to the user.

    tags: album-artwork metadata music-collection music-library music-organization
    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD