Artist lookup

GET /20220401/artist/[artistId]

The artist/[artistId] endpoint provides more detailed information about individual musical artists. The artistId which forms part of the path is returned by the resource-url value in artist query results.

Result schema

Result artist objects follow this schema:

Artist

Field Type Description
name String The name of the release. E.g. Massive Attack.
aliases Array of string Any aliases for the artist. The name of the release. E.g. for David Bowie, The Thin White Duke.
biographies Array of Biography Biographies for the artist.
country String (optional) The country or jurisdiction the artist is associated with.
urls Array of string (optional) URLs relating to this artist.

Biography

Field Type Description
sourceUri String The source of the biography.
text String The biography of the artist.

Examples

/20220401/artist/DCl79DACgXDLqRBDji_rDKFXIMVEHCnTYCSJixobd_ojuOUADEu1v

Retrieves information about David Bowie.

Response

Here's an example response:

http://api.onemusicapi.com/20220401/artistDCl79DACgXDLqRBDji_rDKFXIMVEHCnTYCSJixobd_ojuOUADEu1v
{
    "name": "David Bowie",
    "aliases": [
        "Bowie",
        "David Jones",
        "David Robert Jones",
        "Davie Bowie",
        "Davis Bowie",
        "Davy Jones",
        "The Thin White Duke",
        "Ziggy Stardust",
        "Дэвид Боуи",
        "デビッド・ボウイ",
        "デヴィッド・ボウイ",
        "데이비드 보위",
        "BOwie",
        "Boh Oui",
        "Bowie",
        ...
    ],
    "biographies": [
        {
            "sourceUri": "https://api.discogs.com/artists/10263",
            "text": "British pop/rock singer, musician, songwriter, and actor.\r\n\r\nBorn: 8 January 1947 in Brixton, London, England, UK.\r\nDied: 10 January 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, USA (aged 69).\r\n\r\nBowie is recognized as one of the most respected contemporary musicians of his period. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.\r\nInducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.\r\n\r\nFor a list of all band and group involvement, please see [b]David Robert Jones[/b]."
        },
        {
            "sourceUri": "https://api.discogs.com/artists/1240431",
            "text": "Born January 8, 1947 in London, U.K.\r\nDied January 10, 2016 in New York, U.S.A.\r\nSee [b]David Bowie[/b]."
        },
        ...
    ],
    "country": "GB",
    "urls": [
        "http://d-nb.info/gnd/118514091",
        "http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81112099",
        "http://muzikum.eu/en/122-3437/david-bowie/lyrics.html",
        "http://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6r22chc",
        "http://soundtrackcollector.com/composer/2302/",
        "http://viaf.org/viaf/56606484",
        ...
    ]
}
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