Last.fm Web Services

track.getInfo

Get the metadata for a track on Last.fm using the artist/track name or a musicbrainz id.

Example URLs

To get an example URL for this API call you'll first need to join Last.fm and then get an API account.

Params

mbid (Optional) : The musicbrainz id for the track
track (Required (unless mbid)] : The track name
artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
username (Optional) : The username for the context of the request. If supplied, the user's playcount for this track and whether they have loved the track is included in the response.
autocorrect[0|1] (Optional) : Transform misspelled artist and track names into correct artist and track names, returning the correct version instead. The corrected artist and track name will be returned in the response.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<track>
  <id>1019817</id>
  <name>Believe</name>
  <mbid/>
  <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher/_/Believe</url>
  <duration>240000</duration>
  <streamable fulltrack="1">1</streamable>
  <listeners>69572</listeners>
  <playcount>281445</playcount>
  <artist>
    <name>Cher</name>
    <mbid>bfcc6d75-a6a5-4bc6-8282-47aec8531818</mbid>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher</url>
  </artist>
  <album position="1">
    <artist>Cher</artist>
    <title>Believe</title>
    <mbid>61bf0388-b8a9-48f4-81d1-7eb02706dfb0</mbid>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Cher/Believe</url>
    <image size="small">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/34/8674593.jpg</image>
    <image size="medium">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/64/8674593.jpg</image>
    <image size="large">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126/8674593.jpg</image>
  </album>
  <toptags>
    <tag>
      <name>pop</name>
      <url>http://www.last.fm/tag/pop</url>
    </tag>
    ...
  </toptags>
  <wiki>
    <published>Sun, 27 Jul 2008 15:44:58 +0000</published>
    <summary>...</summary>
    <content>...</content>
  </wiki>
</track>
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Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period