Greetings to all.
I would like to start may be a little strange topic, but since i cannot answer myself to some questions, may be community can help me, coz you probably encounter the same problems (in more or less degree).
I am "working" in musicbrainz more than 2 years, but still consider myself a "noob" in many aspects. The main problem i have - i cannot develop for myself a method to organize my musical collection.
When i started it i even didnt know about musicbrainz and about metadata in the whole, so i just copy music files and manually add tags based on general data or leave those that contained in
files. Then i found musicbrainz (and discogs before) and started download metadata from there. In next iteration i found that many releases on MB have only partial metadata or incorrect at all, so i registered
here and started to work as editor. For now i learned quite much (separate thanks to Reosarevok and other members from MB chat :)) and could fill the metadata for releases i have mostly without additional help.
So what the problem, u could ask. And the problem - i cannot decide on which stage i can call the release "finished" and move further.
Let me show this on examples. I like to work systematically and created for myself a todo list where added all releases i have (or which i plan to get) and also additional useful (for me) information like where to get this release,
edition or certain label and etc. I attached the screenshot, so u could see by urself. So let’s take for example an “Assassin’s Creed” release from this screenshot - this is an example of release i could call - “completely finished”. We have
a certain label for it and all tracks from release are in musical databases (BMI, SGAE), so we can be sure about composer authorship for this case.
And for other releases i dont have this "full info", so i cannot consider them "finished". U could probably laugh, but it seems i am obsessed more about metadata, than to listening music itself. So if i dont have full metadata, then i cannot add this release to my musical collection and therefore cannot listen it.
Well, my thoughts in this topic are probably messy, but i hope u can get what i mean and give me some advice.
P.S.: may be there is someone who also interested in this releases and would like to edit/add complete info to them, i could share my todo list, so we can work together to "complete" them.
P.S.: since i constantly working with the musical databases to determine/check the works authorship, may someone knows - is there any tool to parse those sites to quickly get need info? For now i have to manually enter search query on every site and check every search results -> too time consuming. Would be ideal to have a tool which could send a search query to all sites and parse all results in summary table.