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    Missing many Albums

    I was testing my app out and noticed that a lot of Artists are missing albums. For instance Metallica only has one album when searching, LuLu. Another artist, Blind Guardian, only has 5.

    Is there going to be more work done to make this API more robust?

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    Re: Missing many Albums

    That's not an API robustness problem, but a content availability problem.
    We pull in hundreds of thousands of tracks per week from record labels and have over 24 million, but some content we cannot license - Metallica specifically have not released everything digitally historically.
    I'll forward your comment on to our content team.
    Regards,
    Steve

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    Re: Missing many Albums

    Thanks. I appreciate you guys opening this API, it makes life a lot easier.

    The thing is i can get Metallica's history digitally from Last.fm.
    http://www.last.fm/api/show/artist.getTopAlbums

    I was just wondering if Nokia music only returns music that it sells or if it's going document all an artist's history?

    Thanks for the quick replies.

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    Re: Missing many Albums

    Right now we can only return content we can sell, but it's an interesting point you have. I'll see what we can do longer term...
    For the short term, which country are you using the API from?
    Regards,
    Steve

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    Re: Missing many Albums

    Thanks Steve. I'm using the api from USA.

    I'm currently using a couple APIs to pull all my music data. I would love to just use Nokia api.

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    Re: Missing many Albums

    OK, thanks. I'll let you know when I hear back from our content team

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    Re: Missing many Albums

    Quote Originally Posted by mmehnsr View Post
    OK, thanks. I'll let you know when I hear back from our content team
    Hi, I heard back and it was pretty much a I said; Metallica has digital deals with some of our competitors, but not us. We do have Blind Guardian content, but not all is cleared for the US (but is for example in DE).

    I've taken a note the feedback about getting discographies from the API and we'll see what we can do to improve this.
    Steve

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