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If you feel that MusicBrainz is a worthwhile effort, please consider contributing money to the MetaBrainz Foundation. The MetaBrainz Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit based in California that operates the MusicBrainz project. All of your donations will be tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt that you can use to deduct your donation off your taxes if you are a US taxpayer.

Your donations will be used to operate the MusicBrainz project. This includes paying for ongoing expenses like hosting, hardware, maintaining a modest office in San Luis Obispo, California, and paying a minimal salary for MetaBrainz employees working on MusicBrainz.

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Who else is contributing? See our list of donors.


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