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# artist.getTags

Get the tags applied by an individual user to an artist on If accessed as an authenticated service /and/ you don't supply a user parameter then this service will return tags for the authenticated user. To retrieve the list of top tags applied to an artist by all users use artist.getTopTags.

# Example URLs

JSON: /2.0/?method=artist.getTags&artist=Red%20Hot%20Chili%20Peppers&user=RJ&api_key=YOU...
XML: /2.0/?method=artist.getTags&artist=Red%20Hot%20Chili%20Peppers&user=RJ&api_key=YOU...

# Params

artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
mbid (Optional) : The musicbrainz id for the artist
user (Optional) : If called in non-authenticated mode you must specify the user to look up
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.
api_key (Required) : A API key.

# Auth

This service does not require authentication.

# Sample Response

<tags artist="Sally Shapiro">

# 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
  • 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
  • 29 : Rate limit exceeded - Your IP has made too many requests in a short period

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