The MetaBrainz Foundation wishes to offer a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners for their support in helping MusicBrainz operate.

Some of the following organizations and individuals have provided funding, others have supported us by providing access to tools and technologies that have helped us grow. In either case they played a significant role in the success and growth of MusicBrainz.

We would not exist without you — Thank You!


Google has been an extremely supportive sponsor. They've donated over $500,000!
GitHub provides us with a free Bronze account for hosting our sysadmin repositories.

Special thanks

In our past, we've had a lot of people support us with many different levels of support: Access to conferences, covering travel expenses, large personal donations and countless meals. These have become too numerous to list, but we wanted to note a few individuals who have made a big difference for us.

Richard Jones of Last.fm fame donated $50,000 in 2010, Sun Microsystems & Paul Lamere donated a database server and O'Reilly Media gave MusicBrainz $500 to start off a bank account for the project before the MetaBrainz Foundation existed. Ed Cavazos periodically provides pro-bono legal advice for the occasional Intellectual Property questions that MetaBrainz faces. Dan Appleman provides periodic help crafting contracts for licensing our data. Digital West Networks Inc. was our main hosting provider between 2006 and 2016 and gave us a discount because of our non-profit status.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make the MetaBrainz Foundation what it is today!