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Get genres from MusicBrainz #3053

Freso opened this issue Oct 16, 2018 · 2 comments


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commented Oct 16, 2018


Next release of MusicBrainz will have genre support. An example can be seen at (JSON web service output: )

beets should fetch these and allow MusicBrainz to be used as "genre authority".

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commented Oct 16, 2018

Whoa! That's so cool! Somehow I had missed the buzz about this update. We should certainly support it!!


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commented Jan 23, 2019

Looks like a PR will be needed on musicbrianzngs, as it currently doesn't support genre as a field (it's not in the whitelist), and it doesn't try to do any parsing either.

It should be relatively simple to add as genres are laid out just like tags, so it's a pretty simple case of adding it to the right dicitonaries and using parse_tags.

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