The Decibel C# SDK allows developers to query the Decibel API to return music metadata. Calls to the Decibel API are made through query objects, which take care of all the logic involved in running a REST query, which can then be used to integrate Decibel data into an application.
Vokoder offers a simple service for the independent artist. If you are just getting going as a professional musician, Vokoder gives you your first e-commerce experience. Artists can upload their music, share links to it, and then get paid for it as visitor’s purchase the artist’s content. This service is so simple, it’s genius. And selling music online has to beat standing on the corner in all kinds of weather playing for pocket change.
Quick: name that huge search engine you use a lot that starts with G but isn't...Google. (Hint: it's a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony.) Right. It's Gracenote, the folks who help you identify all those tracks in your music library. Okay, it's not exactly a search engine in the conventional sense. But it does have 130 million tracks and TV listings across 28 countries. And it handles 15 billion queries a month. We've covered Gracenote's earlier APIs in a previous column.
The Echo Nest API, a suite of web services for music search and recommendations, officially launched at DEMOfall08. As they say: " Input any song and get an XML description of its content." It's a very intriguing API that's increasingly attracting the notice of the developer community. Paul Lamere exemplifies the excitement Echo Nest is eliciting in his recent Sun blogs post "The Echo Nest Developer's API.