I just launched a new site if anyones interested:
Here's a new user contribution site for Audio data and Artwork.www.TheAudioDB.comWhy
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 and Tracks(coming soon) to be added. We don't allow Singles, VA releases or Bootlegs to keep things simple. Genre's are based on a Main Genre, then a sub genre. We do allow Studio Produced Albums, Official Live Albums and Live Music DVD's (although this still needs some work).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 JSON,all details here
. Just PM me on the forums for your api key.Development
The site is by no means finished and still has a number of bugs and missing features. Its also still quite easy to abuse so be careful please while it gets developed further
Any user feature requests either post them here or on the sites forums
Massive thanks to fanart.tv
. Especially Kode and Martijn for the ideas and providing the artwork hosting.
Special TheTVDB.com notes: I helped with both TheTVDB(back in the meedios days) and TheMovieDB(wrote movie-xml.com which spurred TMDB) development in the past so i've learnt a lot over the years. Happy to share the knowledge i've gained over the last few weeks writing this. JSON, Jquery and CSS3 is definitely the future