TheAudioDB.com is a community driven database of audio metadata. It is our aim to be the most simple and accurate source of Music data from all over the world. We also provide a repository of data that can be used in various types of HTPC software to make your viewing experience more visually appealing.
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Since the 1980s, music videos have been a staple of the music industry. Unlike recordings of a performance, these videos offer a visual interpretation of the song. Over the years, videos have become ways to showcase performers with professional sets, choreography, and direction. For music video enthusiasts, a connection to a music video database will provide information and access to this media format.
An API is a digital structure for transferring information between an application and a server. APIs devoted to music videos contain information about the performers, directors and year of release. When a fan wants to see the videos from their favorite band, the API can send a list of links for online viewing.
A connection to an API is a standard way to share online information. The developer receives a digital key from the API that allows access. Using this key, the application sends a GET request to the API seeking data. The API sends the information back in JSON or XML format.
Music videos touch on several aspects of culture. They are reflections of both the musical styles and history of the time in which they were made. A developer might make a connection to a music video database for a site devoted to a specific band or musical genre. Academic applications could revolve around studies of history, sociology or anthropology. A developer could also use this kind of API for any kind of application or website centered on music or the music industry.
Music videos do more than sharing a favorite song. They are a window into the history and culture of the performer. Although music videos started as an American phenomenon, musicians around the world have adopted them as a way of sharing their sound.
Like motion pictures, music videos have a long list of credits in addition to the performers. The information packet from an API can include data such as the people involved in the filming, the year and location of the video, its popularity and links to stills or viewing options. Because they contain a great deal of information, these APIs are searchable. A developer can find data about a specific video or retrieve information about every video featuring a band.
APIs with information about music videos are often connected to larger commercial music sites. Because the API will draw traffic to the host’s site, developers can use many of their features for free. The Apple Music collection of APIs has an API about related music videos. The IMVDb API is only about music videos and allows free usage for a limited number of requests.
All Music Video APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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