What the Node.js library for Beats Music does for a developer is to authenticate into an application or framework that supports Connect-style middleware. It is named Passport-Beatsmusic by Mark Purugganan. This passport is a strategy to authenticate using OAuth 2.0 API. Resources of this project include line of code for installation and instructions to configure and authenticate requests.
Music video content provider MTV recently announced that its Content API is out of private beta and available to the general public. Available as part of a new MTV Networks Developers Tools web site, the RESTful API gives access to content from MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. The API supports a variety of open standards including OpenSearch and MediaRSS for data results (see our new MTV API profile for more details).
Our API directory now includes 34 streaming APIs. The newest is the Furk.net API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Tinysong API. We list 6 Tinysong mashups. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of streaming APIs.
In another example of the ongoing battle over copyright, LyricWiki, the popular song lyric index and wiki, recently announced a major change that significantly reduces the functionality of its API (our LyricWiki API Profile). Although the API has not been shut down completely, the recent modification removes the core functionality that allows users to retrieve song lyrics.