artist.getInfo

Returns metadata for an artist.

Parameters:

api_key (required) A RockPeaks API key.
artist (required, unless mbid or id) The name of the artist.
id (optional) The RockPeaks id for the artist.
mbid (optional) The MusicBrainz id for the artist.
extra (optional) Whether to include (1) or not include (0) extra artist info like overview and Wikipedia excerpt. Defaults to 0.

Sample Request:

http://www.rockpeaks.com/services/api?method=artist.getInfo&api_key=<key>&artist=Bowie,%20David

Sample Response:

<artist>
  <id>706</id>
  <name>Bowie, David</name>
  <name_real>David Bowie</name_real>
  <aliases>
    <alias>Bowie</alias>
    <alias>David Jones</alias>
    ...
  </aliases>
  <mbid>5441c29d-3602-4898-b1a1-b77fa23b8e50</mbid>
  <url>http://www.rockpeaks.com/artists/b/Bowie-David</url>
  <publicity_image>http://www.rockpeaks.com/files/artists/publicity_images/Bowie-David.jpg</publicity_image>
  <performance_image>http://www.rockpeaks.com/files/artists/page_images/Bowie-David.jpg</performance_image>
  <banner_image>http://www.rockpeaks.com/files/artists/banner_images/Bowie-David.jpg</banner_image>
  <master_genre>Rock 'N Roll</master_genre>
  <secondary_genres>
    <genre>Progressive Rock</genre>
    <genre>Pop Rock</genre>
    <genre>Glam Rock</genre>
    <genre>Experimental</genre>
    <genre>Blue-Eyed Soul</genre>
    <genre>Art Rock</genre>
    <genre>Rock</genre>
  </secondary_genres>
  <total_videos>305</total_videos>
  <active_videos>125</active_videos>
  <missing_videos>180</missing_videos>
  <total_views>528160125</total_views>
  <rp_ranking>91</rp_ranking>
</artist>

 

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