Last.fm Web Services

tag.getInfo

Get the metadata for a tag

Example URLs

To get an example URL for this API call you'll first need to join Last.fm and then get an API account.

Params

lang (Optional) : The language to return the biography in, expressed as an ISO 639 alpha-2 code.
artist (Required (unless mbid)] : The artist name
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<tag>
    <name>disco</name>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/tag/disco</url>
    <reach>27199</reach>
    <taggings>114210</taggings>
    <streamable>1</streamable>
    <wiki>
        <published>Thu, 19 Aug 2010 03:22:16 +0000</published>
        <summary><![CDATA[Disco is a genre of dance-oriented music]]></summary>
        <content><![CDATA[Disco is a genre of dance-oriented music that originated in African American, gay and Hispanic American communities in 1970s. (truncated for readability in sample)]]></content>
    </wiki>
</tag>
Hover over the underlined tags and attributes to get detailed information.

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
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  • 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