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TheAudioDB.com - The Open Audio Database (wiki-based, register and contribute)
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Here we go again people....

Here's a new user contribution site for Audio data and Artwork.

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www.TheAudioDB.com

Why
There is a TV, Movie and Games database, I always wanted to complete the set with an Audio Resource. I've been involved in both thetvdb and themoviedb for a few years so guessed it was time for something new. There are already some great sites for Music Data resources but they just didn't do it for me. Musicbrainz and Discogs are too complicated in my opinion, and Allmusic is very commercial. The idea of TheAudioDB.com is to create something as simple and easy to use as possible.

What
We allow Artists, Albums, Tracks and music videos to be added. We don't allow Singles (EDIT: we now allow singles) or Bootlegs to keep things simple. Genre's are based on a Main style, then a Genre. We do allow Studio Produced Albums, Official Live Albums and Live Music DVD's.

How?
Just like the other sites, its based on user contributions, Just sign up and start working on the database items. There is an import function from music brainz for new Artists and Albums. Just find out the MusicBrainz ID for the Artist or the release group for the Albums and you can add to TADB with very little effort. Hopefully this will keep the database consistent and easy to use. All users can update specific details for an Artist, Album or Track once its been added. You can also "Love" any item which should produce some nice charts over time. If a particular record is thought to have been completed I guess we will lock it in the fullness of time to prevent abuse.

I strongly encourage all users to upload artwork to http://Fanart.TV before adding any new Artists or Albums, that way we can keep the artwork all in one place. It will be Imported Automatically but cant be done at a later date.

API
Yep fast simple JSON, all details here. Just PM me on the forums for your api key.

XBMC Metadata Scrapers
Artist - Scrapes Artist pictures and details
Album - Scrapes Album Cover, Details and BBC Review
Music Video - Scrapes Youtube Music Videos for a song

Development
Any user feature requests either post them here or on the sites forums.

Credits
Massive thanks to fanart.tv and MusicBrainz. Especially Kode and Martijn for the ideas and providing the artwork hosting.
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TheAudioDB.com - The Open Audio Database (wiki-based, register and contribute) - by zag - 2012-06-18, 17:20
RE: TheAudioDB.com (TADb) - - by isitmeor - 2013-03-09, 14:54
RE: TheAudioDB.com (TADb) - - by zag - 2013-03-10, 19:28


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