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What web applications are there for searching music/label/artist information. Not very interesting in social features of last.fm or similar. Just want to search for database-like information eg:

  • all releases by author X
  • all releases by label X
  • compilations where artist X appears
  • etc.

Best what I found till now is:

  • discogs.com
  • allmusic.com

any other?

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GraceNote is another one (formerly CDDB). – pritaeas Aug 5 '10 at 8:53
up vote 5 down vote accepted

MusicBrainz is the most comprehensive database that I know of. It's not very user-friendly, though--it's just a raw database.

Last.fm is a nice alternative, but it's not quite as comprehensive. Also, the content is mainly user-generated, which means there may be some mistakes in labeling. Still, it gives some cool statistics and has some other neat features (you can actually listen to the music, for example).

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+1 For last.fm. – Pawka Aug 5 '10 at 10:00
accepted for MusicBrainz – Juraj Kojdjak Aug 5 '10 at 12:03

There is also Rate Your Music. The main original use was rating of albums but the database became a general music database. When compared to MusicBrainz, Rate Your Music contains less structured and accurate data.

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