Please add all Zippy Kid's releases from itunes to MetaBrainz

No offence, but we’d really appreciate it if you’d do it yourself. It’s not that hard: https://musicbrainz.org/doc/How_to_Add_a_Release. There is also a script to automate part of the importing process: https://greasyfork.org/scripts/403056-musicbrainz-import-from-itunes

You can find more how-to’s here: https://musicbrainz.org/doc/How_To

If you have any specific questions, we’d love to help.

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Better yet, there’s a tool that lets you import from multiple digital sources (iTunes, Spotify and Deezer) at the same time:

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I understand now why they were asking for help…

Was bored, so I added 83 releases yesterday and another 58 today.
Looks like I’m halfway done.

Note that the entries might not be perfect as I rushed through it.

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Sometimes I wonder whether @chaban is actually a machine… :thinking:

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Nah, seriously, these were added by hand. All you need is a tool to seed basic data, a bit of free time, and some userscrips and browser extensions here and there.

With the right workflow (plus a powerful enough machine, which I don’t have :D) and depending on the data you can add lots of releases rather quickly.

Let’s start with the data source:
iTunes

  1. I picked this one because compared to Spotify it seemed more complete for the artist in question.
  2. Spotify limits the amount of open tabs. (Fuck them)
  3. Spotify is weird when it comes to guest artists. Take this release for example
    • Clearly has a featured artist even on the cover yet they demote them to track-level
    • Deezer includes them with the featured role but a-tisket doesn’t pick it up
    • iTunes includes them in the title with the usual “feat.” formatting. (Neither the fork by atj nor the version by marlonob seem to fully remove feat. artists from titles. Oh well, just click “guess feat artist”)

Compared to Spotify, Deezer and iTunes have the caveat of lazily loading release lists -_-
Spotify seems to do this for images only

Userscripts
Installed almost all MB ones (but disabled those I rarely use) plus some general scripts

Browser extensions

  • Notably uBlock Origin to get rid of ads, tracking scripts and other annoyances that degrade the browsing experience (also hide elements - like help texts - in the editing interface)
  • Imagus: To easily grab images in high resolution. Just hover over the image, wait for the pop-up, then hit CTRL+S

Also, due to the way the Spotify ISRC submitter by tatsumo authenticates I changed browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to true (Edit: Chromium users can achieve a similar behavior with an extension)
no more focus stealing background tab (❁´◡`❁)

Workflow

  1. Overcome lazy loading by constantly scrolling down and up until everything seems to have loaded
  2. Open a couple releases pages in new tabs
  3. Wait
  4. Use bookmarklet to open them all on a-tisket
  5. Prepare seeding
  6. Actually seed releases
  7. Prepare again
  8. Submit releases
  9. Proceed with cover art and ISRC submission (this part I didn’t do en masse but one by one)

Shameless plug: I have a personal readme where you can find mentioned tools

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Also, due to the way the Spotify ISRC submitter by tatsumo authenticates I changed browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground to true
no more focus stealing background tab (❁´◡`❁)

Huge tip I hadn’t read before, appreciated!

  1. Overcome lazy

Damn, that’s going to be a challenge

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This page is totally awesome! :exploding_head:

There goes another 146 releases (minus the duplicate, make that two)

How much more there is? I have no idea. The oldest release I’ve seen is from 2013 and I’ve barely made it to 2018.

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Insanity.

Do you want to do Witcyst next Chaban :stuck_out_tongue:

Or better yet, give Grant MacDonald a shot.
Full disclosure: I got sucked down this rabbit hole last year in the fury to import as many CD Baby releases from their store before it closed. After importing 300 releases out of an ungodly number (it was something like 800 at the time) and having to dodge many that looked like nothing more than gay porn DVDs, I decided to cut my losses and walk away.

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This deserves to be a separate sticky post @chaban!. Thanks for the links to my a-tisket mirror and userscripts. Nice to know that people find them useful :slight_smile:

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