Last.fm Web Services

user.getInfo

Get information about a user profile.

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

user (Optional) : The user to fetch info for. Defaults to the authenticated user.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<user>
    <id>1000002</id>
    <name>RJ</name>
    <realname>Richard Jones </realname>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/user/RJ</url>
    <image>http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126/8270359.jpg</image>
    <country>UK</country>
    <age>27</age>
    <gender>m</gender>
    <subscriber>1</subscriber>
    <playcount>54189</playcount>
    <playlists>4</playlists>
    <bootstrap>0</bootstrap>
    <registered unixtime="1037793040">2002-11-20 11:50</registered>
</user>

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