MusicBrainz is an open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public. Picard is a music tagger developed by MusicBrainz that greatly ease managing a music library.

This howto is tested on:

  • Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla

This howto is tested with these versions of the software:

  • 2.5.4


Install the software from its PPA repository:

sudo -v && {
  sudo add-apt-repository --yes --ppa 'ppa:musicbrainz-developers/stable'
  sudo apt --yes install 'picard' 'libchromaprint-tools'

Step by step installation

Add the PPA repository to APT sources:

sudo add-apt-repository --ppa 'ppa:musicbrainz-developers/stable'

Install the software and the AcoustID fingerprinter “fpcalc”:

  sudo apt install 'picard' 'libchromaprint-tools'


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