Music API Version 1.0
At the heart of the Music API is an extensive database of information about albums. The Music API expands on Album data with collections of Song, Release, Composition, and Performance that include images and audio samples. Taken together, these collections of data provide entertainment information that will satisfy everyone from the casual consumer to the most avid music connoisseur.
- The Album collection forms the foundation of the Music API, presenting the definitive assembly of data about albums.
|album/info || Basic information about an album plus customized requests for all of the other Album content that is available.|
|album/classicalreview || An editorial review of a classical music album.|
|album/credits || The people and groups that contributed to an album.|
|album/images || URLs to images of an album cover.|
|album/moods || Terms that describe expressive characteristics of the music.|
|album/primaryreview || The most recent major review of an album.|
|album/releases || LPs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, downloads, and other releases of an album.|
|album/similar || Albums that are similar to the album named in the request as chosen by comparing moods, styles, themes, and type of album. Notice: This request is deprecated and will be removed from the API on a date to be announced. This request is superseded by Recommendations Similar.|
|album/styles || Musical styles relevant to the music on an album.|
|album/themes || Topics, feelings, and circumstances that motivate or fit with the music.|
|album/tracks || Information about the tracks on an album and links to audio samples.|
- The Composition collection brings together the information that classical music fans want to know—the parts, forms, period, key dates, and a detailed background description of classical compositions. A list of album releases that feature a performance of the composition is also available so you can present links and supply more information.
|composition/info || Basic information about a classical music composition plus customized requests for all of the other Composition content that is available.|
|composition/description || A description of a classical music composition.|
|composition/parts || Names of the parts or movements of a classical music composition, each of which is recorded as a single track.|
|composition/releases || Album releases that feature a performance of a composition.|
- The Performance collection brings together information that fans want to know about classical music performances, plus database IDs you can use to request further information about the composer, performers, composition, and album release.
|performance/info || Basic information about a classical music performance plus customized requests for all of the other Performance content that is available.|
|performance/composition || Information about a composition played in a classical music performance.|
|performance/credits || The people, groups, and organizations that contributed to a classical music performance release.|
|performance/images || URLs to images of an album that contains the recording a classical music performance.|
|performance/release || Information about an album release that contains the recording of a classical music performance.|
- The Release collection presents definitive information about the LPs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, downloads, and other releases of an album, plus database IDs you can use to request further information about songs, albums, compositions, and performances.
|release/info || Basic information about a release plus customized requests for all of the other Release content that is available.|
|release/classicalreview || An editorial review of a classical music album.|
|release/credits || The people, groups, and organizations that contributed to an album release.|
|release/images || URLs to images of an album release cover.|
|release/moods || Terms that describe expressive characteristics of the music on a release.|
|release/performances || Information about the performances in a classical music release.|
|release/primaryreview || The most recent major review of a release.|
|release/styles || Musical styles relevant to the music on an album release.|
|release/themes || Topics, feelings, and circumstances that motivate or fit with the music on a release.|
|release/tracks || Information about the tracks on an album release and links to audio samples.|
- The Song collection presents reviews, samples, and lists of albums that songs appear on.
|song/info || Basic information about a song plus customized requests for all of the other Song content that is available.|
|song/appearances || Albums and videos that a song appears on.|
|song/review || The most recent major review of a song.|
|song/sample || URL to an audio sample of a song.|