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LyricWiki API

Wikia is a collaborative publishing platform that enables people around the world to discover, create, and share content on any topic. Wikia also provides the LyricWiki API, a service which provides users with lyrics to many popular songs from a variety of artists.

This free API can be used via SOAP or REST, though the SOAP functionality is currently more robust. Lyrics can be returned as XML, JSON, HTML, or plain text. Authentication is optional when using the API via SOAP (and not available when using REST), and can be used if you want to associate any webservice changes that you make with your user-account.

Please note that due to licensing restrictions, the API can only directly return a small portion of the lyrics directly - which is useful for determining if you have a correct match. All responses also contain a URL to a corresponding page with the full lyrics.

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LyricWiki: Highlights

Summary
Song lyrics data service
Category
Music
Tags
Protocols
SOAP, REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON, HTML, plain text
API home
http://api.wikia.com/wiki/LyricWiki_API 

LyricWiki: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://lyrics.wikia.com/api.php?
WSDL
http://lyrics.wikia.com/server.php?wsdl

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
wikia.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
api.wikia.com/wiki/Quick_Start#Terms_of_Use 

Security

Authentication Model
Optional username/password 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using LyricWiki[ Add me ]

  • ebotunes
  • gaox2004
  • gliesche
  • headup
  • imusicmash
  • indiji
  • lyricat
  • roelandp
  • subnet
  • wulffeld
  • yusukebe
  • Bard
  • chaunceyt

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Source Code for LyricWiki[ Add a source code link ]

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Comments 

March 02, 2009
at 20:21
Comment by: Drew Town

It's a good, stable API that works with NuSOAP or PHP5's built in SOAP. I highly recommend it. We are using it to pull lyrics for our song meanings site and will in the next week implement a way to share lyrics back when the API doesn't have them.

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