The world of music is not just where the phrase "mashup" originated, it is also one of the most popular types of web mashups. With over 40 music APIs to choose from, developers have created a wide range of music-related mashups, over 200 music mashups in our directory.
The popular microservices architecture for applications distributes small tasks among a suite of independently-deployable services that work in conjunction to create a larger application. This style relies on service discovery on dynamic systems, as discussed in this microservices overview.
Music mix sharing site 8tracks now has an 8tracks API to search and play mix tapes. Developers can access the mixes, which each contain at least 8 tracks, by tag, simple search, popularity, those added recently, or randomly. The site announced its API at the recent Music Hack Day Boston.