MusicBrainz is a community music metadatabase that attempts to create a comprehensive music information site. You can use the MusicBrainz? data either by browsing this web site, or you can access the data from a client program for example, a CD player program can use MusicBrainz to identify CDs and provide information about the CD, about the artist or about related information. You can also use the MusicBrainz? Tagger to automatically identify and clean up the metadata tags in your digital music collections.
OpenLink Software provides a backup up of the current MusicBrainz Database as hosted on the live service at
http://dbtune.org/musicbrainz/sparql, that users can restore into a Virtuoso EC2 AMI instance in the cloud, providing them with an instance of MusicBrainz for their own use.
m1.largeEC2 instance type.
m1.xlargeEC2 instance type be used.
http://your-ec2-instance-cname/ec2extsto load the Virtuoso Extensions for Amazon EC2 Images login page and log in as the "dba" user.
Protocol: WebDAV/HTTP Host: s3.amazonaws.com Path or Bucket: mbz-virtuoso-bundle Backup File Prefix: musicbrainz-backup
Once complete the server will have been restarted automatically with the restored MusicBrainz database and is ready for use.MusicBrainz is based on a simple mapping:
http://your-ec2-instance-cname/music/artist/3c79e3ff-f41b-45d8-af26-40151798056bmaps to original MusicBrainz entity:
http://musicbrainz.org/artist/3c79e3ff-f41b-45d8-af26-40151798056bdescribed in the Web page:
For example, the (X)HTML representation of the description of the Track: Roots Natty Congo, by Artist: Johnny Clarke is as follows;