Pollstar API: Keeping Music Fans In The Know

Candice McMillan, November 7th, 2012

PollstarFor staying up to date with band tour dates, live venue information and more, Pollstar has it covered. It’s a trade publication that covers music industry information on a worldwide scale. What’s pretty cool is that Pollstar provides an API that allows third party developers access to the full event database, enabling them to include Pollstar data on other websites and applications.


The service provides detailed information to professional concert promoters, booking agents, artist managers, venue owners and anyone actively involved in the industry.

Pollstar produces a weekly print magazine aimed at professionals as well as a paid subscription website where the same information can be found. In addition, there is a website aimed specifically at music fans, providing them with reliable, relevant information regarding tours and shows, tracking major touring acts around the world. Because information is gathered directly from the agents, managers and promoters who are producing the concerts, Pollstar prides itself on presenting quality information about shows that may not have even been officially announced.

The Pollstar API supports both SOAP and HTTP calls, and all methods return data in XML format. Those making use of the API must display a link to the Pollstar website on their web pages. Developers can request an API key via a sign-up form on the website.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Pollstar API: Keeping Music Fans In The Know”

November 7th, 2012
at 12:04 pm
Comment by: Today In APIs: API Management, Developer Conferences and 15 New APIs

[...] Pollstar API: Keeping Music Fans In The Know [...]

November 9th, 2012
at 4:35 pm
Comment by: API Spotlight: Social Media Curation Snip.It, Captricity, and Clean Power Estimation.

[...] Pollstar, the trade publication covering music industry information on a worldwide scale, has released the Pollstar API allowing developers access to the event database. The service provides information about promoters, booking agents, artist managers, venue owners, and almost anyone actively involved in the industry. The API simply makes this information available to developers who can integrate it into their apps or websites. To learn more about the Pollstar API visit the Pollstar site as well as the Pollstar API blog post. [...]

December 6th, 2012
at 2:42 pm
Comment by: Corey

I do not know whether it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing issues with your site. It appears as if some of the text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.


Follow the PW team on Twitter

APIs, mashups and code. Because the world's your programmable oyster.

John Musser
Founder, ProgrammableWeb

Adam DuVander
Executive Editor, ProgrammableWeb. Author, Map Scripting 101. Lover, APIs.