Google steps up its support of MusicBrainz!

I’m pleased to announce that Google has just pledged $30,000 to the MetaBrainz Foundation! This doubles the amount that Google gave us last year and reinforces Google’s commitment to supporting MusicBrainz. Combined with Google’s Summer of Code Project, Google is supporting MusicBrainz to the tune of $45,000 for 2007!

This donation will allow us to:

  • Hold Summit 8 that will build on and review the work done in Summit 7 and lay out a concrete roadmap for implementing the Next Generation Schema. MetaBrainz will pay for key players to attend this upcoming summit.
  • Increase the salary for Robert Kaye to more competitive rate.
  • Hire a part time developer to work on MusicBrainz and drive the implementation of the Next Generation Schema.

Thank you very much Google! Thank you to Chris DiBona, Leslie Hawthorn and Tiffany Griffith at Google’s Open Source group.

4 thoughts on “Google steps up its support of MusicBrainz!

  1. Kerensky97

    A big hooray to the possibility of finally getting NGS out of the gate!

    I don’t want to sound ungrateful because the programmers/developers work so hard to give us what we have now but it’s been put off to long. Musicbrainz has so much good information in it now we need to update the site to display it better so people can realize it’s greatness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Nick

    I’ve just finished a web page that uses the musicbrainz database to show relations between bands and artists through common relationships like beeing on the same band, or having worked on the same CD, or song. I thought you might want to check it out!
    Bye!
    the site is http://musictrails.com.ar

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