DBTune - Artists - Last.fm

1. Introduction

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.

2. Using this service

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:
http://dbtune.org/artists/last-fm/mbid/<musicbrainz id>

For example _the_ Godfather of Soul James Brown has the uri:

http://dbtune.org/artists/last-fm/James%20Brown
as well as the musicbrainz-based uri:
http://dbtune.org/artists/last-fm/mbid/20ff3303-4fe2-4a47-a1b6-291e26aa3438

The service returns RDF/XML representations.

3. Code

As usual, all the code running this service is open source and based on Python and CherryPy.