SongMeanings API: No More Broken Telephone Between Songwriters And Music Lovers

Candice McMillan, February 18th, 2013

SongMeaningsIsn’t it annoying when people get the words of a song wrong and totally miss the meaning? Or, ever wondered what the artist is actually trying to say in his/her intricate piece of musical wordplay? Well, SongMeanings is probably just the service you’re looking for. It’s an entertainment platform that allows users to follow their favourite artists as well as search for song lyrics and meanings, hopefully getting to the real messages that those artists were trying to get across. The SongMeanings API allows developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.

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SongMeanings claims to be one of the largest and most respected entertainment sites around, based on it’s easy-to-use layout and accurate content that includes over 1,800,000 licensed tracks. The idea was to create an online community of music lovers who could easily connect over music and artists they followed, as well as contribute lyrics and discuss or debate various lyrics and song meanings.

Having partnered with The Echo Nest, SongMeanings now provides an API that makes it possible for developers to gain access to this extensive database of songs and the crowd-sourced information about those songs. The main API method is retrieving song meanings via song ID numbers. More information is available on The Echo Nest’s website.

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One Response to “SongMeanings API: No More Broken Telephone Between Songwriters And Music Lovers”

February 22nd, 2013
at 3:03 pm
Comment by: API Spotlight: Nobel Prize, Deal Engine, and Smart911Connect APIs

[...] Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which include the SongMeanings API. SongMeanings is a social entertainment platform that allows users to follow their favorite artist and search/ debate the underlying lyrical meaning of songs. The site boasts over 1,800,000 licensed tracks, all of which encourage their users to contribute any lyrics the site does not have. The SongMeanings API makes the database accessible to developers who can retrieve song meanings by song ID numbers. To learn more about the SongMeanings API visit the SongMeanings site as well as the SongMeanings API blog post. [...]

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