For years Ive wanted to something to make it easier for editors to get data into MusicBrainz from Discogs, and wanted a way for Jaikoz and SongKong to browse the actual database being used for automated tagging.
So in the last month I have been working on something and now I have beta available as:
The idea with this first release of Albunack is you look up an artist and it shows you a combined Musicbrainz + Discogs discography, showing releasegroups/release and tracks on a single page. This makes it easier to see gaps in the Musicbrainz which could be filled by data from Discogs, and makes it easier to add that data:
It shows any existing links between MusicBrainz and Discogs matches.
It also matches up Musicbrainz releases without a Discogs link to potential Discogs releases and lists these matches together with a Link button to seed a MusicBrainz Edit release.
It provides an Import button to seed a MusicBrainz Add Release from other Discogs releases not linked to Musicbrainz
Currently it only shows releases where the artist is the only album artist credit (i.e we don’t list collaborations, nor Various Artist releases). But apart from these omissions ALbunack reflects thje data currently within available to the webservice used for powering SongKong and Jaikoz.
I also have various report data currently in the form of SQL tables that I plan to add to the site as reports.
All the data is provided by my own webservice and no calls to Musicbrainz webservice are made. The only disavantage being that the data is cached so if you add or link a release that won’t be reflected until I next rebuild the database from MusicBrainz, this is planned to be weekly, but more random that that at the moment.
There is also an issue tracker at
that you can use in addition to these forums if you have find issue or have ideas for improvements.