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2010 is not yet half over and already Music Hack Day is hitting its third city of the year: San Francisco. On May 15th and 16th, scores of hackers will convene at the Automatic Lounge for a 48 hour hack fest themed around all things music.
For staying up to date with band tour dates, live venue information and more, Pollstar has it covered. It's a trade publication that covers music industry information on a worldwide scale. What's pretty cool is that Pollstar provides an API that allows third party developers access to the full event database, enabling them to include Pollstar data on other websites and applications.
The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has just announced its IODA Open API, currently in beta. The API offers many of the typical resources that you would expect from a music metadata service, with a few extra goodies like these album attributes: UPC code and primary label. Comparing album API results between IODA Open and iTunes, IODA is packing a lot more information into the response.