Show MusicBrainz Release Type and Release Status

If you are like me and and also heavily use MusicBrainz (and Picard/Mp3tag as a combo), you might want to display MusicBrainz’ Release Type and Release Status in your column view.

Right-click the column view header and select »Customize columns…«.

In the left pane, click once on »Album« (be sure not to deselect it!) then click the [New] button.

Enter the following:
Name: MB Album Type
Value: $if2(%musicbrainz album type%,$if2(%musicbrainz_albumtype%,%releasetype%))
Field: (leave empty)
Sort by: (leave empty)
Numeric: [_]

Click the [New] button again and enter the following:
Name: MB Album Status
Value: $if2(%musicbrainz album status%,$if2(%musicbrainz_albumstatus%,%releasestatus%))
Field: (leave empty)
Sort by: (leave empty)
Numeric: [_]

Click the [OK] button.

Presto! Album Type and Album Status right next to your Album Name!

(The reason for the IF construct is that MusicBrainz’ Picard Tagger stores values differently depending on file type. The above ensures it will work with MP3, FLAC, and OGG files.)