Querying releases

GET /20171116/release
POST /20171116/release

Searches for releases. Queries to /release must be either a name query, an Acoustid fingerprint query, a CD TOC query or a MusicBrainz Disc ID query.

Queries can be sent as a GET or POST request. In general, production use of OneMusicAPI should use POST for searches, because query URLs can otherwise get too long.

Mandatory parameters for all queries

All queries must contain the following:

user_key
Your API key.

Result schema

Result release objects follow this schema:

Release

Field Type Description
title String (optional) The title of the release. E.g. Dark Side of the Moon
subtitle String (optional) A subtitle for the release. E.g. 30th Anniversary Edition
artist String (optional) The artist considered the release artist. E.g. Pink Floyd
year String (optional) The year the release was issued.
country String (optional) The country or jurisdiction the release was issued within.
barcode String (optional) The barcode issued with the release.
genres Array of string (optional) All genres for this release.
compilation true | false (optional) Whether this is known to be a compilation or not.
media Array of Medium All media that make up this release. For example, this could hold multiple CDs in a multi-disc release.
images Array of Image (optional) Images for this release, typically the front cover art.
uris Array of string (optional) URIs relating to this release.
types Array of string (optional) What type of release is it? E.g. a live recording, a bootleg, and official release...
label ReleaseLabel (optional) The record label that made this release.
score number How confident, from 0 to 1, that OneMusicAPI has found the correct release.

Medium

Field Type Description
totalDiscs String (optional) The total number of mediums in the containing parent release.
position String (optional) The position of this medium in the release. For example, for the first CD in a multi CD set, this would be 1
format String (optional) The format of the medium, e.g. Vinyl, CD, MP3 etc.
tracks Array of Track The tracks contained in this medium.

Track

Field Type Description
title String (optional) The title of the track.
number String (optional) The position of the track in the medium. E.g. for the second track when playing the medium consecutively, this would be 2
artists Array of string (optional) Artists involved in the performance of this track.
composers Array of string (optional) Artists involved in the writing of this track.
isrcs Array of string (optional) International Standard Recording Codes (ISRCs) for the track.

Image

Field Type Description
url String The URL which can be re-queried to download the image.
width String The width of the image in pixels.
height String The height of the image in pixels.

ReleaseLabel

Field Type Description
name String The name of the record label.
cat String The cat number for the release.

Name query

A name based query must include:

Mandatory parameters

title
The title of the release.
artist
The name of the artist for the release.

Optional parameters

track.[m.]n.name
Specify the name for a track, where 'm' is the optional medium number and where 'n' is the track number. Useful for getting better quality and more accurate results when querying with just album and artist names. These positions will be returned in the results if inc=trackMatch is also used.
format
Returns only releases which have at least one component with the specified format. For example, to return only vinyl releases, specify format=vinyl

Examples

/20171116/release?user_key=myUserKey&inc=images&title=Thriller&artist=Michael%20Jackson

Retrieves the images for Thriller by Michael Jackson.

/20171116/release?user_key=myUserKey&inc=images&title=Smooth+Criminal&artist=Michael%20Jackson&inc=images&track.1.name%3DSmooth%0ACriminal%20(extended%20dance%20mix)%26track.2.name%3DSmooth%20Criminal%20(extended%20dance%20mix%20radio%20edit)%26track.3.name%3DSmooth%20Criminal%20%0A(%22Annie%22%20mix)%26track.4.name%3DSmooth%20Criminal%20(dance%20mix%20-%20dub%20version)%26track.5.name%3DSmooth%20Criminal%20(a%20cappella)%20

Retrieves the images for the Japanese version of the Smooth Criminal single by Michael Jackson.

Acoustid fingerprint query

OneMusicAPI accepts Acoustid fingerprints in queries.

Mandatory parameters

track.[m.]n.duration
The duration of a track in seconds, where 'm' is the optional medium number and 'n' is an identifier denoting the track number. If 'n' is an integer, it is used to compare to track positions in results to refine for accuracy. Otherwise it is just a label which will be returned if inc=trackMatch is also used.
track.[m.]n.fingerprint
The Acoustid fingerprint for a track, where 'm' is the optional medium number and 'n' is an identifier denoting the track number. If 'n' is an integer, it is used to compare to track positions in results to refine for accuracy. Otherwise it is just a label which will be returned if inc=trackMatch is also used. Use the Acoustid 'fp_calc' tool to generate fingerprints.

Optional parameters

These parameters help OneMusicAPI provide a more accurate score for each matched release. They can be useful because many releases (particularly classical releases) have identical or similar track listings.

title
The title of the release.
artist
The name of the artist for the release.
track.[m.]n.name
Specify the name for a track, where 'm' is the optional medium number and where 'n' is the track number.
format
Returns only releases which have at least one component with the specified format. For example, to return only vinyl releases, specify format=vinyl

Examples

/20171116/release?user_key=myUserKey&inc=images&track.1.duration=255&track.1.fingerprint=AQABz00mRVOLmkqD[...]

Retrieves the images for the release with the specified fingerprint. The fingerprint itself if too long to be replicated here. Such queries should always be sent as a POST.

CD TOC queries

CD Table Of Contents queries can be sent to OneMusicAPI.

Mandatory parameters

track.[m.]n.offset
The offset of a track on a CD's TOC, where 'm' is the optional medium number and where 'n' is an integer denoting the track number.
track.leadout.offset
The offset of the leadout track in a CD's TOC.

MusicBrainz Disc ID queries

MusicBrainz Disc ID queries can be sent to OneMusicAPI.

Mandatory parameters

musicBrainzDiscId
Specify the MusicBrainz Disc ID to use directly in querying MusicBrainz.

Discogs ID queries

A Discogs release ID can be used to query OneMusicAPI, which will return aggregated information for that release from Discogs and all other aggregated databases to broaden the quantity of data retrievable.

Mandatory parameters

discogsId
Specify the Discogs ID which represents the release being queried.

Barcode query

Queries for releases given its barcode.

Mandatory parameters

barcode
The barcode for the release.

Optional parameters

format
Returns only releases which have at least one component with the specified format. For example, to return only vinyl releases, specify format=vinyl

Optional parameters for all queries

In addition, all queries can be further constrained with the following parameters:

inc
Additional data to return. Basic metadata is always returned, but if inc is set then the following additional items may be retrieved:
images
Return images associated with this release.
trackMatch
For track name and Acoustid fingerprint queries, return the input track.[m.]n parameter that matched each track on a release.
trackComposers
Lists composers for each individual track. The 'composer' is the writer of the music and so is relevant to non-classical recordings.
label
Include information about the record label the release was released on and the catalog number it was issued with.
sourceUri
Returns an identifier URI for the source of the data.
displayUri
Includes a display URI for the source of the data, suitable for showing to clients.
barcode
Includes the barcode for the release.
isrc
Include the ISRCs for each track in the release.
If the requested data is not available, the remaining release information is still returned.
mustInc
Additional data that must be returned. Similarly to inc, if this parameter is set then the following additional items may be retrieved:
images
Return images associated with this release.
If the requested data is not available for a particular release, the remaining information for that release is not returned.
minCertainty
A number between 0 and 1, relating to the minimum certainty onemusicapi.com must have of the information being correct for this album. The default is 1.
maxResultCount
Number of results to return. The default is 1.
minImageWidth
An integer specifying the minimum width of any retrieved image.
minImageHeight
An integer specifying the minimum height of any retrieved image.
maxImageWidth
An integer specifying the maximum width of any retrieved image.
maxImageHeight
An integer specifying the maximum height of any retrieved image.
minImageScore
An integer between 1 and 5 inclusive specifying the required quality and/or type of image. '5' is used for high quality front covers only.

Examples

/20171116/release?user_key=myUserKey&inc=images&title=Thriller&artist=Michael%20Jackson&minCertainty=0&maxResultCount=10

Retrieves up to 10 images for Thriller by Michael Jackson of low certainty.

/20171116/release?user_key=myUserKey&inc=images&title=Thriller&artist=Michael%20Jackson&minImageWidth=500&minImageHeight=500

Retrieves images for Thriller by Michael Jackson which is at least 500x500 pixels.

Response

Here's an example response:

[
  {
    "title": "13",
    "artist": "Blur",
    "year": "1999",
    "country": "Australasia",
    "genres": [
      "Rock"
    ],
    "media": [
      {
        "totalDiscs": "1",
        "position": "1",
        "format": "CD",
        "tracks": [
          {
            "title": "Tender",
            "number": "1",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Caramel",
            "number": "10",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trimm Trabb",
            "number": "11",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "No Distance Left To Run",
            "number": "12",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Optigan 1",
            "number": "13",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Bugman",
            "number": "2",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Coffee & TV",
            "number": "3",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Swamp Song",
            "number": "4",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "1992",
            "number": "5",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "B.L.U.R.E.M.I.",
            "number": "6",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Battle",
            "number": "7",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Mellow Song",
            "number": "8",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trailerpark",
            "number": "9",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    "images": [
      {
        "url": "http://api.onemusicapi.com/20171116/images/discogs/1806152/1244532179.jpeg",
        "width": "600",
        "height": "593"
      }
    ],
    "uris": [
      "https://www.discogs.com/release/1806152"
    ],
    "types": [
      "Album"
    ],
    "score": 1
  },
  {
    "title": "13",
    "artist": "Blur",
    "year": "1999",
    "country": "CA",
    "genres": [
      "Rock"
    ],
    "media": [
      {
        "totalDiscs": "1",
        "position": "1",
        "format": "CD",
        "tracks": [
          {
            "title": "Tender",
            "number": "1",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Caramel",
            "number": "10",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trimm Trabb",
            "number": "11",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "No Distance Left To Run",
            "number": "12",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Optigan 1",
            "number": "13",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Bugman",
            "number": "2",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Coffee & TV",
            "number": "3",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Swamp Song",
            "number": "4",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "1992",
            "number": "5",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "B.L.U.R.E.M.I.",
            "number": "6",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Battle",
            "number": "7",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Mellow Song",
            "number": "8",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trailerpark",
            "number": "9",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    "images": [
      {
        "url": "http://api.onemusicapi.com/20171116/images/discogs/2623622/1337535683-4204.jpeg",
        "width": "600",
        "height": "586"
      }
    ],
    "uris": [
      "https://www.discogs.com/release/2623622"
    ],
    "types": [
      "Album"
    ],
    "score": 1
  },
  {
    "title": "13",
    "artist": "Blur",
    "year": "1999",
    "country": "KR",
    "genres": [
      "Rock"
    ],
    "media": [
      {
        "totalDiscs": "1",
        "position": "1",
        "format": "CD",
        "tracks": [
          {
            "title": "Tender",
            "number": "1",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Caramel",
            "number": "10",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trimm Trabb",
            "number": "11",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "No Distance Left To Run",
            "number": "12",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Optigan 1",
            "number": "13",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Bugman",
            "number": "2",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Coffee & TV",
            "number": "3",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Swamp Song",
            "number": "4",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "1992",
            "number": "5",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "B.L.U.R.E.M.I.",
            "number": "6",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Battle",
            "number": "7",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Mellow Song",
            "number": "8",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trailerpark",
            "number": "9",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    "images": [
      {
        "url": "http://api.onemusicapi.com/20171116/images/discogs/2875045/1305136994.jpeg",
        "width": "600",
        "height": "525"
      }
    ],
    "uris": [
      "https://www.discogs.com/release/2875045"
    ],
    "types": [
      "Album"
    ],
    "score": 1
  },
  {
    "title": "13",
    "artist": "Blur",
    "year": "1999",
    "country": "UK & Europe",
    "genres": [
      "Rock"
    ],
    "media": [
      {
        "totalDiscs": "1",
        "position": "1",
        "format": "CD",
        "tracks": [
          {
            "title": "Tender",
            "number": "1",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Caramel",
            "number": "10",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trimm Trabb",
            "number": "11",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "No Distance Left To Run",
            "number": "12",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Optigan 1",
            "number": "13",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Bugman",
            "number": "2",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Coffee & TV",
            "number": "3",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Swamp Song",
            "number": "4",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "1992",
            "number": "5",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "B.L.U.R.E.M.I.",
            "number": "6",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Battle",
            "number": "7",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Mellow Song",
            "number": "8",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trailerpark",
            "number": "9",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    "images": [
      {
        "url": "http://api.onemusicapi.com/20171116/images/discogs/1651044/1234621066.jpeg",
        "width": "600",
        "height": "598"
      }
    ],
    "uris": [
      "https://www.discogs.com/release/1651044"
    ],
    "types": [
      "Enhanced",
      "Numbered",
      "Promo",
      "Album"
    ],
    "score": 0.74
  },
  {
    "title": "13",
    "artist": "Blur",
    "year": "1999",
    "country": "GB",
    "genres": [
      "Rock"
    ],
    "media": [
      {
        "totalDiscs": "1",
        "position": "1",
        "format": "CD",
        "tracks": [
          {
            "title": "Tender",
            "number": "1",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Caramel",
            "number": "10",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trimm Trabb",
            "number": "11",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "No Distance Left To Run",
            "number": "12",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Optigan 1",
            "number": "13",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Bugman",
            "number": "2",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Coffee & TV",
            "number": "3",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Swamp Song",
            "number": "4",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "1992",
            "number": "5",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "B.L.U.R.E.M.I.",
            "number": "6",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Battle",
            "number": "7",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Mellow Song",
            "number": "8",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          },
          {
            "title": "Trailerpark",
            "number": "9",
            "artists": [
              
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ],
    "uris": [
      "https://www.discogs.com/release/2612875"
    ],
    "types": [
      "Album",
      "Promo"
    ],
    "score": 0.74
  }
]
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