Official Spotify Echo Nest Python library created to access music search, recommendations, and remix tools. This is an open source project that interacts the API methods of artist, song, and track. Includes installation, a getting started guide, and examples.
In what might be a first in the world of open APIs and mashups, a developer has been sued by a major corporation for developing an application using a third party web service API. As TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid reports, Ryan Sit, the talented developer behind a number of popular mashups is being sued by EMI for his application Favtape because it uses the Seeqpod API. Of course it's not unusual for a record label to aggressively use the courts to defend copyright, but this appears to take the battle to a new ground. As Jason describes:
The most popular API, in terms of mashup count, is far and away the Google Maps API, which accounts for 41% of all mashups. But when it comes to the most popular pair of APIs, Flickr and YouTube mashups are the most common. Not to be outdone, Google Maps joins Flickr in a near second place.
Lollapalooza 2012, a major U.S. music festival is only a few months away. With top of the line artists and attendees, the Event can sure do with an application that can provide fans with all the information they need about artists, events and the happenings at Lollapalooza 2012. Here is your chance to take centre stage and get your app selected as the Official Fan App for Lollapalooza 2012.