Best Music and Audio APIs

A look into some of the Top Free Music APIs available for Spotify, iTunes, musiXmatch, SoundCloud, and more.

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Music and Audio APIs

About Music APIs

Who doesn’t love music? Some of the most widely downloaded and used apps ever made are music apps like Spotify, SoundCloud, and iTunes. Other music apps like Shazam have the amazing capability to recognize songs just by hearing them.

Wouldn’t it be great to integrate these amazing features into one app? Developers who use song APIs from RapidAPI’s marketplace can do just that. RapidAPI has an incredible selection of music APIs available for use, from popular choices like Soundcloud, iTunes, and Spotify, to lyrics APIs like Mourits Lyrics, to sound and video data APIs like TheAudioDB.

What are music APIs?

A music API is a template of instructions that a music app can use as part of its overall design. The music API might contain a large library of songs and other audio files that the third-party app can access for streaming purposes, for example. The API could also be designed to facilitate playlist building or finding lyrics, album cover art, charting information, or other song metadata. The unlimited possibilities are open to developers who make use of audio APIs.

How do music and audio APIs work?

Although specific capabilities may vary from one API to another, a songs API basically functions by retrieving data — usually a song file, lyrics information, or other music metadata — and presenting that data to a third-party music app in a format that the music app can read. Generally, this output will be in XML or JSON. The third-party app will then be able to access the large streaming library at their own discretion.

Who are music APIs for exactly?

Developers looking to create fun and convenient music apps will find RapidAPI’s song APIs extremely useful. These APIs can help developers easily add important and popular features to their apps or to link their apps to other large music libraries found in APIs like SoundCloud or iTunes.

Why are music APIs important?

Song APIs contain a pre-prepared set of many of the coding instructions required to create the perfect music app. They can greatly simplify the work that developers have to do when building apps for streaming music, finding songs and song information, and the like.

What can you expect from music and audio APIs?

Developers can expect their app-building work to become greatly streamlined and simplified when they use any API for music from Rapid APi’s extensive catalog. Not only will it be easier to build music apps, but those apps will have greater capabilities. Consumers will also be able to enjoy a wider range of app features.

Are there examples of free song APIs?

Yes. Developers can find a great selection of free APIs for music on RapidAPI’s marketplace without having to pay a dime. Some popular API titles include Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, Genuis, LastFm, ArtistInfo, and Deezer.

Best Music and Audio APIs

  1. TheAudioDB
  2. Deezer
  3. Genius
  4. Billboard-API
  5. Song Finder
  6. Spotify
  7. Noise Reduction
  8. iTunes

Music and Audio API SDKs

All music and audio APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

Sign up today for free on RapidAPI to begin using Music and Audio APIs!