This service provides an RDF representation of music artists and their similar artists based on the Last.fm API. Last.fm, when available, uses musicbrainz identifiers which allows us to easily inter-link this data with bbc.co.uk/music/artists as well as with dbtune.org/musicbrainz.
This representations is designed using the Music Ontology and MuSim the music similarity ontology.
Starting from a Last.fm artist name:
http://dbtune.org/artists/last-fm/<last-fm artist name>Alternatively (and preferably) you can use a musicbrainz identifier:
For example _the_ Godfather of Soul James Brown has the uri:
http://dbtune.org/artists/last-fm/James%20Brownas well as the musicbrainz-based uri:
The service returns RDF/XML representations.
As usual, all the code running this service is open source and based on Python and CherryPy.