Last.fm Web Services

library.getArtists

A paginated list of all the artists in a user's library, with play counts and tag counts.

Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=library.getartists&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&user=joanofarctan&format=json
XML: /2.0/?method=library.getartists&api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&user=joanofarctan

Params

user (Required) : The user whose library you want to fetch.
limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 50.
page (Optional) : The page number you wish to scan to.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<artists user="RJ" page="1" perPage="50" totalPages="20">
  <artist rank="1">
    <name>Dream Theater</name>
    <playcount>1346</playcount>
    <tagcount>0</tagcount>
    <mbid>28503ab7-8bf2-4666-a7bd-2644bfc7cb1d</mbid>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/music/Dream+Theater</url>
    <streamable>1</streamable>
    <image size="small">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/50/95853.jpg</image>
    <image size="medium">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/85/95853.jpg</image>
    <image size="large">http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/160/95853.jpg</image>
  </artist>
  ...
</artists>

Errors

  • 2 : Invalid service - This service does not exist
  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
  • 4 : Authentication Failed - You do not have permissions to access the service
  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
  • 8 : Operation failed - Something else went wrong
  • 9 : Invalid session key - Please re-authenticate
  • 10 : Invalid API key - You must be granted a valid key by last.fm
  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
  • 13 : Invalid method signature supplied
  • 16 : There was a temporary error processing your request. Please try again
  • 26 : Suspended API key - Access for your account has been suspended, please contact Last.fm
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period