How can I contribute to the encyclopedia?
The encyclopedia is not a wiki. There's a huge difference between Wikipedia and ZikMe, for instance there is no accreditation needed to add information. The system is made in such a way to be able to check the right answers by itself.
So it's really easy to modify something. Just click on the orange pencil, edit whatever you want, and... it's done. Yes, that simple.
For now, there are 6 different pages that anyone can modify: TRACK, ARTIST, ALBUM, LABEL, GENRE and INSTRUMENT.
Track pages are, by far, the most detailed, with tons of information. On those, everything can be modified, so go ahead!
So, it's not a wiki, but how does it work?
On all other pages, a part of the information is encyclopedic, and can be modified by anyone, and the other part is statistical data coming from the associated tracks (tracks made by this artist, or track on that album, etc...)
That enables ZikMe to create musical identities, which is extremely useful for music discovery!
Ok here we're going a bit deeper into the system. To keep it simple, ZikMe is based on a pretty innovative database system.
This system can be easily customised, which enable us to modify the encyclopedia's structure without any further developments. That is great, because both music and the way we look at it change every day.
But the main point is that anyone can suggest or modify a data, without any risk even if the value is "wrong". To be precise, the result of many people participations is statistically calculated. Of course, anyone can access this calculation.
The conclusion is simple: the larger the community, the better the data. So go on, modify, edit and participate!
What happens when I contribute a lot to the encyclopedia?
When you edit a data, and your suggestion seems to be the good one, one win points, that lead to accreditations. Those accreditations are related to an artist, an album, a label or anything else, but can also concern a type of data.
For example, when a musician, with a really good ear for music, participates a lot by editing scales, he earns the related accreditation.
Those accreditations give credits to your future editing, making it more likely to be validated.
And, if you are an artist, or a label manager, you can contact us to link your user account with your artist account! You'll immediately earn the accreditations giving you priority on all the relevant data.
Can I suggest evolutions on the encyclopedia itself?
The encyclopedia is extremely flexible. It's really easy to modify any kind of information, or to add some.
Is you want to add anything, suggest an evolution, or if you are an expert in any kind of music and you want to add that knowledge, please contact us at
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And thanks a lot, that's really cool! :)