Web Services


Get all the artists similar to this artist

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=artist.getsimilar&artist=cher&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=artist.getsimilar&artist=cher&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY


limit (Optional) : Limit the number of similar artists returned
artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
autocorrect[0|1] (Optional) : Transform misspelled artist names into correct artist names, returning the correct version instead. The corrected artist name will be returned in the response.
mbid (Optional) : The musicbrainz id for the artist
api_key (Required) : A API key.


This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<similarartists artist="Cher">
    <name>Sonny & Cher</name>
    <image size="small"></image>
    <image size="medium"></image>
    <image size="large"></image>
    <image size="extralarge"></image>
    <image size="mega"></image>
Hover over the underlined tags and attributes to get detailed information.

Other Formats

Also available as a feed in txt format



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