It’ s a list of genres that I believe are currently notably missing from MusicBrainz’ genre database, and it’s an effort to light a fire on what I feel is a somewhat dormant attitude towards genres on MusicBrainz.
It contains (a selection of) genres that I have accumulated over a couple of years by now, and are not present in MusicBrainz ‘authorised’ listing of genres.
I already noticed a while ago that (in my opinion) many genres were missing from MB’s database, and I then created ‘a ticket’ that contained some 50+ genres I thought would qualify and improve on the database.
But it was rejected immediately with the comment that I should create a ticket for each and every genre individually.
Honest sentiment: I couldn’t be bothered with that.
Also I wasn’t interested much to possibly have to discuss and defend each and every item on the list.
Some time has passed by now, and I have kept improving and extending my own genre list.
What hasn’t changed is that I am still not motivated to create a ticket for every genre separately, and possibly having lengthy discussions on each and everyone of them.
But motivated by some activity and responses on the forum regarding genres I thought it would be a good time to share a selection of my genre list as it has developed into it’s current state.
Please trust me when I say that I have put in the work, mileage and effort into it, and have done the research.
My personal list is even longer, but I have pruned it for this post for the purpose of taking into consideration the purpose and functionality of MusicBrainz, and it containing genres that are the least prone to discussion:
2 tone Acid trance Acoustic texas blues Adult contemporary Adult oriented rock African blues Afro-cuban Afro-cuban jazz Aggrotech Algorave Ambient pop Ambient trance American folk music Anatolian rock Andalusian classical Anti-folk Appalachian music Aria Ars antiqua Ars nova Ars subtilior Ashkenazi music Avant-folk Axé Baião Bakersfield sound Balearic beat Balkan brass band Balkan pop Ballet Baltimore club Baroque pop Batucada Beatdown hardcore Bedroom pop Benga Berlin school Black ambient Black 'n' roll Bluegrass gospel Boy band Brazilian classical music Brega Brega-funk Brill building Britcore Britfunk British blues British folk rock Broken transmission Brutal prog Bubblegum bass Byzantine chant Byzantine music Calypso jazz Cambodian classical Canción melódica Cantata Canzone napoletana Cape jazz Carimbó Caucasian folk music Cello concerto Cello sonata Celtic folk music Chacarera Chalga Chamamé Chamber folk Chamber jazz Chamber music Chanson à texte Chicano rap Chillstep Chillwave Chimurenga Chinese classical Choral Choral symphony Choro Coco Coldwave Concerto Concerto grosso Contemporary country Copla Corrido Country boogie Country gospel Country rap Country soul Countrypolitan Crossover jazz Crossover thrash Crunk Cuban charanga Cuban rumba Cumbia argentina Cumbia mexicana Cumbia peruana Cyber metal Cybergrind Dance-rock Dangdut Danzón Dark cabaret Dark psytrance Darkwave Death industrial Death 'n' roll Deconstructed club Deep funk Denpa Desert blues Digital cumbia Disco polo Disco rap Dixieland Doomcore Dreampunk Dub poetry Early music Easycore Electric texas blues Electrotango Éntekhno Epic collage Ethereal wave Étude Euro-disco Euro-house Euro-techno Euro-trance Experimental pop Finnish tango Flamenco jazz Flamenco nuevo Flashcore Forró Forró eletrônico Forró universitário Free folk Freestyle Frevo Fuji Funaná Funeral doom metal Future funk Gamelan Garage rock revival Ghazal Girl group Glam punk Gogo Greek entechno Gregorian chant Gypsy jazz Hardcore Hardvapour Heartland rock Highlife Hiplife Hi-tech psytrance Hyperpop Hyphy Indian classical Indigenous music Industrial hardcore Italo dance Jam band Jangle pop Jazz pop J-core Juju Jump blues Kaseko Kawaii future bass Keroncong Kleinkunst Korean classical music Kuduro Kwaito Latin american classical music Latin ballad Latin disco Latin r&b Latin rap Latin soul Levenslied Louisiana blues Madrigal Makossa Malagasy music Mande music Mangue beat Manila sound Marchinha Mariachi Marrabenta Mass Mbalax Mbaqanga Mbube Melodic hardcore Merseybeat Mizrahi music Mod Modal jazz Molam Morna Motet Musette Música criolla peruana Música gaúcha Nashville sound Nederpop Neoclassical darkwave Neoclassical metal Neoclassicism New beat Nova cançó Nueva trova Occitan folk music Operatic pop Operetta Oratorio Orchestral jazz Ottoman classical Overtone singing Overture Pagodão Pagode romântico Paisley underground Palm-wine Parang Partido alto Pasodoble Persian classical Philippine classical Philly soul Phleng phuea chiwit Piano blues Piano concerto Piano rock Piano sonata Piedmont blues Plainsong Plena Pop folk Pop reggae Porro Post-punk revival Progressive bluegrass Progressive breaks Progressive country Progressive pop Psybient Psychedelia Psychedelic funk Psychedelic soul Pub rock Punk blues Quiet storm Rautalanka Red dirt Reggae fusion Rembetika Renaissance music Rock opera Romantic music Roots rock Runolaulu Samba soul Samba-canção Samba-choro Samba-exaltação Samba-reggae Samba-rock Sasscore Sea shanties Séga Sephardic music Sertanejo Sertanejo de raiz Sertanejo romântico Sertanejo universitário Sierreño Skate punk Skiffle Skweee Sonata Song cycle Songhai music Songo Sophisti-pop Soukous Soul blues Southern gospel Southern hip-hop Southern metal Space ambient Space disco Spiritual Stride Swing revival Swingbeat Symphonic poem Synth funk Taarab Tango nuevo Techno bass Techno kayō Tecnobrega Tejano Texas blues Tex-mex Thai classical Traditional pop Trancecore Tropical house Tropicália Trot Trova Tuvan throat singing Twee pop UK hardcore Urban cowboy US power metal Vaportrap Vaudeville blues Violin concerto Violin sonata Volksmusik World fusion Xote Zamba Zarzuela Zolo