Both the genre hierarchy and the genre grouping files are updated:
- For genres that were spelled differently between Discogs, MusicBrainz and RYM, all variations are now added.
So e.g. 'Psytrance', 'Psy-trance', 'Psychedelic trance', or 'Hip hop' 'Hip hop music' 'Hip-Hop' will all be recognized, categorized and displayed.
- A couple of credible genres that could be retrieved when using Wikidata as a source were added.
- 'Style/Format' was added as a top hierarchy ('Other' has been removed)
(this Style/Format category will contain descriptors that are too vague to be applicable to a single music genre category)
- Some small mistakes were corrected.
For statistically interested users:
This mapping list contains 1153 genres (including variations on their spelling)
All of them are present in the databases that many users will be using for auto genre-tagging at this moment in time.(I am curious and awaiting what will happen when RYM becomes Sonemic though, and if they then will make API's available. I'll probably have to get busy again then.)
F.w.i.w.; the Genre grouping list that MusicBee has been using for years now contains 466 genres, many of which don't even match with what will be retrieved from online sources.
Even though this all has been triggered because of current developments with MusicBee 3.4 beta, the provided Genre grouping list can also be applied to regular non-beta versions of MusicBee.
(just copy the contents of the text file, and paste it into MusicBee's Genre Categorisation Editor, Tags (2) > group genres)
This version is the final one as far as I am concerned.
(unless factual mistakes come to the surface, or if users have good suggestions that would improve it for general use)download Genre hierarchy and grouping list
An impression on the structure: